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Daniel E. Martínez

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology; George Washington University


Daniel E. Martínez received a PhD from the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona in May of 2013, and holds an MA in Sociology and MS in Mexican American Studies, also from the University of Arizona. In addition to being a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, he is an affiliated faculty of the Africana Studies program and currently serves as the associate director of the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute. Martínez’s research and teaching interests include criminology, juvenile delinquency, race and ethnicity, and unauthorized immigration. He is particularly interested in the increasing legal and social criminalization of unauthorized migration. He is one of three co-principal investigators of the Migrant Border Crossing Study, a Ford Foundation-funded research project that involves interviewing recently deported unauthorized migrants about their experiences crossing the US-Mexico border and residing in the United States. Martínez also does extensive research on undocumented border crosser deaths along the Arizona-Sonora border.