Daniel Martinez

About Daniel Martinez

Daniel E. Martínez 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. He is particularly interested in the increasing legal and social criminalization of unauthorized migration. Martínez also does extensive research on undocumented border crosser deaths along the US-Mexico border. 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’s current research focuses on the relationship between so-called “sanctuary” policies and city-level crime rates, future migration intentions among recently deported unauthorized Mexican immigrants, and coyotaje (human smuggling) in the US-Mexico borderlands. 

 

Websites:

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Selected Publications

Forthcoming

Martínez, Daniel E., Jeremy Slack, and Ricardo Martínez-Schuldt. Accepted. “Return Migration in the Age of the Unauthorized Permanent Resident: A Quantitative Assessment of Migration Intentions Post-Deportation.” International Migration Review.

Slack, Jeremy and Daniel E. Martínez. Accepted. “What Makes a Good Human Smuggler? The Differences between Satisfaction and Recommendation of Coyotes on the U.S.-Mexico Border.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Online First

Martínez, Daniel E. and Matthew Ward. 2017. “Agency and Resilience along the Arizona-Sonora Border: How Unauthorized Migrants Become Aware of and Resist Contemporary U.S. Nativist Mobilization.” Social Problems.

Martínez-Schuldt, Ricardo D. and Daniel E. Martínez. 2017. “Sanctuary Policies and City-Level Incidents of Violence, 1990 to 2010.” Justice Quarterly.

Martínez, Daniel E., Ricardo Martínez-Schuldt, and Guillermo Cantor. 2017. “Providing Sanctuary or Fostering Crime? A Review of the Research on ‘Sanctuary Cities’ and Crime.” Sociology Compass.​

Lee, Angela, Ronald Weitzer, and Daniel E. Martínez. 2017. “Recent Police Killings in the United States: A Three-City Comparison.” Police Quarterly.

Published

Abrego, Leisy, Mat, Coleman, Daniel E. Martínez, Cecilia Menjívar, and Jeremy Slack. Accepted. “Making Immigrants into Criminals: Processes of Social and Legal Criminalization in the Post-IIRIRA Era. Journal on Migration and Human Security.

Martínez, Daniel E., Jeremy Slack, Kraig Beyerlein, Prescott Vandervoet, Kristin Klingman, Paola Molina, Shiras Manning, Melissa Burham, Kylie Walzak, Kristen Valencia, and Lorenzo Gamboa. 2017. “The Migrant Border Crossing Study: A Methodological Overview of Research along the Sonora-Arizona border.” Population Studies 71(2):249-264.

León, Kenneth Sebastian and Daniel E. Martínez. 2017. “To Study, to Party, or Both? Assessing Risk Factors for Non-Prescribed Stimulant Use among Middle and High School Students.” Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 49(1):22-30.

Martínez, Daniel E. 2016. “Migrant Deaths in the Sonora Desert: Evidence of Unsuccessful Border Militarization Efforts from Southern Arizona.” Pp. 97-119 in Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: No vale nada la vida, edited by R. Rubio-Goldsmith, C. Fernandez, J.F. Finch, and A. Masterson. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Sanford, Rachealle, Daniel E. Martínez, and Ronald Weitzer. 2016. “Framing Human Trafficking: A Content Analysis of Recent U.S. Newspaper Reporting.” Journal of Human Trafficking 2(2):139-155.

Slack, Jeremy, Daniel E. Martínez, Alison Elizabeth Lee, and Scott Whiteford. 2016. “The   Geography of Border Militarization: Violence, Death and Health in Mexico and the United States.” Journal of Latin American Geography 15(1):7-32.

Martínez, Daniel E. 2016. “Coyote Use in an Era of Heightened Border Enforcement: New Evidence from the Arizona-Sonora Border Region.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 42(1):103-119.

Martínez, Daniel E. 2016. “Migrant Deaths in the Sonora Desert: Evidence of Unsuccessful Border Militarization Efforts from Southern Arizona.” Pp. 97-119 in Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: No vale nada la vida, edited by R. Rubio-Goldsmith, C. Fernandez, J.F. Finch, and A. Masterson. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Martínez, Daniel E., Jeremy Slack, Alex E. Chavez, and Scott Whiteford. 2016. “‘American Dream’: Walking toward and Deporting It.” Pp. 68-98 in The Latino/a American Dream, edited by S.L. Hanson and J.K. White. College Station: Texas A&M University Press.

Slack, Jeremy, Scott Whiteford, Sonia Bass Zavala, Daniel E. Martínez, and Alison Elizabeth Lee. 2016. “Collaborative Research on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Social Media, Activism and the Impact of Scholarship.” Pp. 111-130 in Ethnographic Collaborations in Latin America: The Effects of Globalization, edited by J.C. Nash and H.C. Buechler. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Ward, Matthew and Daniel E. Martínez. 2015. “Know Your Enemy: How Unauthorized Migrants Learn About and Perceive Anti-Immigrant Mobilization in the United States.” Migration Letters 12(2):50-66.

Slack, Jeremy, Daniel E. Martínez, Scott Whiteford, and Emily Peiffer. 2015. “In Harm’s Way: Family Separation, Immigration Policy and Security on the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 3(2):109-128.

Martínez, Daniel E., Reineke, Robin C., Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, and Bruce O. Parks. 2014. “Structural Violence and Migrant Deaths in Southern Arizona: Data from the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, 1990-203, 1990-2013.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 2(4): 257-286.

Martínez, Daniel E., Prescott Vandervoet, and Jeremy Slack. 2013. “Methodological Challenges and Ethical Concerns of Researching Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations: Evidence from Firsthand Experiences of Working with Undocumented Migrants.” In: Uncharted Terrains: New Directions in Border Research Methodology, Ethics, and Practice. Edited by Anna O’Leary, Collin Deeds, and Scott Whiteford. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

Martínez, Daniel E. and Jeremy Slack. 2013. “What part of ‘illegal’ don’t you understand? The consequences of criminalizing unauthorized Mexican migrants in the United States.” Social and Legal Studies 22(4): 535-551.

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Daniel Martinez
Assistant Professor
Telephone: 520-621-3506
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