Daniel E. Martínez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at The George Washington University and was recently appointed to serve as the inaugural director of the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute at GWU. He received a Ph.D. from the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona in May of 2013, and holds an M.A. in Sociology and M.S. in Mexican American Studies, also from the University of Arizona. His research and teaching interests include criminology, juvenile delinquency, race and ethnicity, and unauthorized immigration. He is a co-principal investigator of the Migrant Border Crossing Study, a Ford Foundation-funded research project that involves interviewing recently deported unauthorized migrants about their experiences crossing the U.S-Mexico border and residing in the United States. Martínez also does extensive research on undocumented border-crosser deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border.