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Danny Martin


Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education


Building & Room:

3436 ETMSW


1040 W. Harrison St. (MC 147), Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 413-0304


Danny Bernard Martin is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. His research focuses on understanding Black learners’ mathematical experiences across family, school, community, and societal contexts.

Martin is also a professor in UIC's Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.  Martin is author of the book Mathematics Success and Failure Among African Youth (2000, Erlbaum), co-author of The Impact of Identity in K–8 Mathematics Learning and Teaching (2013, NCTM), editor of Mathematics Teaching, Learning, and Liberation in the Lives of Black Children (2009, Routledge), and co-editor of The Brilliance of Black Children in Mathematics: Beyond the Numbers and Toward New Discourse (2013, Information Age).

Selected Publications

Martin, D. B. Price, P., & Moore, R. (in press). Refusing systemic violence against Black children: Toward a Black liberatory mathematics education. To appear in C. Jett, & J. Davis (Eds.), Critical race theory in mathematics education. New York: Routledge.

Martin, D. B. (in press). Perturbations and self-corrections in an anti-Black system: The delusion of equity in mathematics education reform. Race Ethnicity and Education.

Martin, D. B., Anderson, C. R., & Shah, N. (2017). Race and mathematics education. In J. Cai (Ed.), Compendium for Research in Mathematics Education (pp. 607-6367). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Martin, D. B. (2013). Race, racial projects, and mathematics education. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 44(1), 316-333.

Notable Honors

2018, Lifetime Achievement Award, Benjamin Banneker Association


1997 - PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Mathematics Education
1989 - MA, University of California, Berkeley, Mathematics
1987 - BS (cum laude), Carroll College (WI), Mathematics and Physics

Professional Memberships

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Selected Presentations

Martin, D. (2018, April). Taking a knee in mathematics education: Moving from equity discourse to protest and refusal. Iris M. Carl Equity Address at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Washington, DC.

Martin, D. (2018, March). Antiblackness, citizenship, and the desegregation of mathematics education. Keynote address at Chicago Symposium Series, Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL.

Martin, D. (2018, January). Black learners, citizenship, and the desegregation of mathematics. Paper presentation for invited panel on ‘Teaching for equity and broader participation in the mathematical sciences, Joint Mathematical Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America, San Diego, CA.