Bridget K. Martin

PhD Student

MA, Politics, The New School for Social Research
BA, Geology with Political Science minor, Vassar College

My research focuses on militarized space and urbanism in South Korea. I am interested in the ways in which local governments and citizens incorporate, accommodate, and resist US military infrastructures, and how urban processes and urban politics mediate questions of “security” and military alliance. I am also interested in the ways in which South Korea is now widely understood to be a model–in particular a territorial model–of successful economic development.

Selected Awards and Fellowships:

2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Award
2017 Korea Foundation Fellowship
2016 Kathryn Davis Peace Fellowship (advanced Korean)
2015 Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship
2015 UC-Berkeley Center for Korean Studies Fellowship
2015 UC-Berkeley Institute of International Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Grant
2014 Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellowship (advanced Korean)


Martin, Bridget (2017, forthcoming) Book Review: Schober, Elisabeth (2016) Base Encounters: The U.S. Armed Forces in South Korea, in Social Anthropology.

Martin, Bridget (2015) “Selectively Connected: New Songdo and the Production of Global Space”, in Asian Cities: Colonial to Global, University of Amsterdam Press


Courses taught as a graduate student instructor:

Spring 2017: Globalization, Dept. of Geography, UC-Berkeley (John Stehlin)

Spring 2016: Development in Theory and History, Dept. of Geography, UC-Berkeley (Gillian Hart)

Spring 2015: Development in Theory and History, Dept. of Geography, UC-Berkeley (Gillian Hart)

Spring 2012: U.S. Government and Politics, City University of New York (Dan DiSalvo)