Dr. Stacia Martin-West (far left) with members of her research team
Stacia Martin-West, PhD
- BA/BS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- MSSW, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- PhD, University of Kansas
- Social Work and Social Welfare Policies and Programs (SW 510)
- Foundation Research (SW519)
- Advanced Change Management and Policy Practice (SW 548)
Universal basic income, unconditional cash transfers, women’s poverty and inequality, and affordable housing.
Stacia Martin-West is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Social Work. She is the co-PI of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, the first modern city-led guaranteed income experiment in the US. Her research focuses on universal basic income, unconditional cash transfers, women’s poverty and wealth inequality, and the affordable housing crisis. She recently completed the first evaluation of unconditional cash transfers in the context of environmental and economic disaster.
Daily Beacon Article: Social worker, faculty member looks to alleviate poverty through studies, community work
Learn more about her previous work on the My People Fund, an unconditional cash transfer following a natural disaster:
- My People Fund Evaluation – Preliminary Findings
- My People Fund Evaluation – Final Report
- My People Fund Evaluation Infographic
- The Basic Income Podcast