Lisa L. Martin

Vice President

Lisa L. Martin is Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her work focuses primarily on international institutions, international political economy, and international cooperation.  Her work has also recently branched off to study gender bias in student evaluations of teaching and the geography of political economy.  Current research projects include understanding variation in the exercise of informal influence in international organizations; the spatial distribution of disputed maritime borders; and political influences on the geographical distribution of foreign assistance within recipient countries.  She has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and is the author of Democratic Commitments: Legislatures and International Cooperation (Princeton University Press, 2000) and Coercive Cooperation: Explaining Multilateral Economic Sanctions (Princeton University Press, 1992).  She recently edited the Oxford Handbook of the Political Economy of International Trade (2015).  She has recently published in International Theory, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Perspectives on Politics.  She has served as editor-in-chief of International Organization and associate editor of Quarterly Journal of Political Science.  She has served in numerous capacities for the APSA, including Secretary, Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair, Chair of the Publications Committee, and Division Chair for the Annual Meeting.

Statement of views: 
The discipline of political science combines rigorous theory and empirics with a commitment to understanding political dynamics throughout American society and the world.  It thus has a vibrant internal dialogue, combined with engagement with practitioners and the broader society.  The American Political Science Association, through its conferences, publications, awards, and organizing activities, plays a vital role in encouraging and structuring both these internal and external dialogues.  In all of my service activities, I have been committed to the pursuit of excellence, inclusion, and transparency. I would bring these same core values to my position in the association.