Jeffrey T. Martin

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Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
607 S Mathews Ave.
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

Contact Instructor
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Sociocultural anthropology; policing, politics, law, security, justice, governance, administration and democracy; China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.


B.A in Mathematics, University of Oregon
Ph.D in Anthropology, University of Chicago

Courses Taught

EALC 550 The Anthropology of Modern China
ANTH 515 Ethnographic Methods and Sociocultural Theory
ANTH 499 Political and Legal Anthropology
ANTH 499 The Anthropology of Policing
ANTH 499 Police Science and Administrative Technology in China
GCL147 Police, Culture, and Inequality
GEOG199 Ferguson and Beyond: Race, Space, and Policing in 21st-Century America
ANTH 399 Asian Martial Arts

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures

Recent Publications

Martin, J. T. (2019). Sentiment, Reason, and Law: Policing in the Republic of China on Taiwan. (Police/Worlds: Studies in Security, Crime, and Governance). Cornell University Press.

Martin, J. T. (2018). Police and Policing. Annual Review of Anthropology, 47, 133-148.

Martin, J. T. (2018). Police culture: What it is, what it does, and what we should do with it. In K. G. Karpiak, & W. Garriott (Eds.), The Anthropology of Police (pp. 34-53). Taylor and Francis.

Martin, J. T. (2017). Affect: The Virtual Force of Policing (Taiwan). In D. Fassin (Ed.), Writing the World of Policing: The Difference Ethnography Makes (pp. 91-110). University of Chicago Press.

Liu, F., & Martin, J. T. (2016). Policing after the Revolution: The Emergence of Professional Police in New China. In B. Bradford, B. Jauregui, I. Loader, & J. Steinberg (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing (pp. 356-372). SAGE Publications Ltd.

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