Ramiro Martinez, Jr. has joined the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology this semester as part of Georgia State University’s Distinguished Visiting Faculty program. He was recently introduced to AYSPS faculty and students at a “coffee meet and greet” hosted by the department.
Martínez is a professor in Northeastern University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He is a quantitative criminologist, his work contributing to violent crime research.
His core research examines violent crime across ecological settings, and across racial, ethnic and immigrant groups. For one project, for example, he and his collaborators assembled a multi-city team of researchers and students to collect violence data directly from police departments and medical examiner’s offices in cities on or by the U.S./Mexican border (San Diego, San Antonio), in Miami, Florida which faces the U.S. border with the Caribbean, and other places, to answer such questions. His research has been funded through the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and other agencies and foundations.
Martinez publishes in top sociology, criminology, criminal justice and ethnic studies journals. He has received several honors and awards, including the American Society of Criminology DPCC’s Coramae Richey Mann Award for outstanding scholarship in the area of race, crime and justice and the American Sociological Association Latinao Section Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research. He serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and recently completed a three-year term as a member of the Sociology Advisory Panel at the National Science Foundation.