Lisa Martin

Position title: Professor: International Relations | Political Methodology


Phone: 608-265-3681

417 North Hall



Ph.D. in Political Science, Harvard University, 1989

B.S. in Biology, California Institute of Technology, 1983

Research Interests:

Foreign Aid, Geography, Global Commons, International Agreements, International Institutions, International Trade, Political Economy, Treaties


Professor Martin’s research is primarily focused on the role of institutions and international organizations in world politics. She views institutions through a strategic lens, examining how their functions and design influence state interaction. Topics that she has worked on include economic sanctions and the role of domestic legislatures in international cooperation. Her current research interests include examination of the signaling and commitment properties of international institutions; comparative analysis of the international financial institutions; and the application of political economy models of trade to trade in services.


PS 959 Seminar-International Organization Spring 2018-2019

PS 348 Analysis of International Relations Fall 2017-2018

PS 857 Theories of International Relations Fall 2016-2017

PS 376 Analysis of International Relations Fall 2016-2017

PS 959 International Organizations Spring 2015-2016

PS 376 Analysis of International Relations Spring 2015-2016

PS 401 Global Governance Fall 2015-2016

PS 337 International Institutions and World Order Fall 2015-2016



Council of Graduate Schhools Grant for Ph. D. Career Pathways Survey Project


Vilas Associates Award