About Daniel E. Martínez
Daniel E. Martínez is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona. He is also an affiliate of the Mexican American Studies Department, the Binational Migration Institute, the Center for Latin American Studies, School of Geography & Development, and the SBS Human Rights Practice Program.
Dr. Martínez's research and teaching interests include race and ethnicity, unauthorized immigration, and criminology. He is particularly interested in the social and legal criminalization of unauthorized migration. Dr. Martínez has also conducted extensive research on deportations and undocumented border crosser deaths along the US-Mexico border. He is a principal investigator of the Migrant Border Crossing Study, a Ford Foundation-funded research project that examines recently deported unauthorized migrants' experiences crossing the US-Mexico border and residing in the United States.
His current research focuses on 1) Latino/a panethnicity, 2) the relationship between so-called “sanctuary” policies and city-level crime rates, and 3) the ecological correlates of officer-invloved shootings and violent crime in southwestern cities.
PhD, Sociology, University of Arizona
MA, Sociology, University of Arizona
MS, Mexican American Studies, University of Arizona
BA, Business Economics and Spanish
SOC 342: Criminology
SOC 440: Transnational Crime
SOC 560: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity