Jeffrey T Martin

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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


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

Office Address

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

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Research Output

Sentiment, Reason, and Law: Policing in the Republic of China on Taiwan

Martin, J. T., Oct 15 2019, Cornell University Press. 186 p. (Police/Worlds: Studies in Security, Crime, and Governance)

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

  • Police and Policing

    Martin, J. T., Oct 21 2018, In : Annual Review of Anthropology. 47, p. 133-148 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Police culture: What it is, what it does, and what we should do with it

    Martin, J. T., Jan 1 2018, The Anthropology of Police. Karpiak, K. G. & Garriott, W. (eds.). Taylor and Francis, p. 34-53 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Affect: The Virtual Force of Policing (Taiwan)

    Martin, J. T., 2017, Writing the World of Policing: The Difference Ethnography Makes. Fassin, D. (ed.). University of Chicago Press, p. 91-110

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Calling the police, more or less democratically

    Martin, J. T., Nov 1 2016, In : Theoretical Criminology. 20, 4, p. 462-481 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle