Michelle Martin is an author, educator and researcher. Her areas of research include forced migration, immigrant human rights, trauma, and women and wellbeing. Dr. Martin is also interested in how social media is used for the purposes of both social justice advocacy and the dissemination of propaganda (also known as "fake news").
While it may seem like research in the area of immigration is world's away from women and wellbeing, it really isn't—at least not the way Dr. Martin sees them. Policy impacts people. What links these disparate areas together is a concern for people, particularly people who are vulnerable and hurting, people who have experienced trauma and people who have been subject to human rights violations.
Dr. Martin blogs in two areas: politics/current affairs (work) and women and wellbeing (personal). She is currently working on two books: one about the Central American migrant family separations (work) and Aging Naked (personal).