Martin, chair of the Government Department, teaches political theory. His interests include American political thought, democratic theory, early modern political thought, philosophy of social science and constitutional law. Martin is the author of "Government By Dissent: Protest, Resistance, and Radical Democratic Thought in the Early American Republic (New York University Press, forthcoming) and “The Free and Open Press: The Founding of American Democratic Press Liberty,” (New York University Press, 2001). He is also co-editor with Hamilton professor Douglas Ambrose of “The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton: The Life and Legacy of America's Most Elusive Founding Father,” (New York University Press, 2006). Martin's work has appeared in History of Political Thought, Polity, The Journal of the Early Republic and Political Research Quarterly. A recipient of the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award, Martin has held research fellowships at the New-York Historical Society and the American Antiquarian Society. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota.