About Daniel Martinez
Daniel E. Martínez, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona and affiliate of the Center for Latin American Studies as well as the Mexican American Studies Department. His research and teaching interests include race and ethnicity, unauthorized immigration, and criminology. Martínez is particularly interested in the increasing legal and social criminalization of unauthorized migration. He also does extensive research on migrant deaths along the US-Mexico border. Martínez is one of three principal investigators of the Migrant Border Crossing Study, a Ford Foundation-funded research project that involves interviewing recent deportees about their experiences crossing the US-Mexico border and residing in the United States. His current research focuses on the relationship between so-called “sanctuary” policies and city-level crime rates as well as the ecological correlates of officer-involved shootings of civilians.