Samuel Martinez, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut
Beach Hall Room 413
354 Mansfield Road Unit 2137
Storrs CT, USA, 06269-2137
Phone (860) 486-4515

Areas of Expertise:

  • African diaspora
  • human rights
  • Migration
  • The Caribbean

Samuel Martínez is a Cuban-born cultural anthropologist. In 2016, he was awarded the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) President’s Award for outstanding service to the Association. His main area of research expertise is the migrant and minority rights mobilizations of undocumented Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent. In his current research and writing, he brings critical scrutiny to the writings of northern human rights monitors, journalists and social scientists about Haitian-ancestry people in the Dominican Republic. With support from El Instituto and from UConn’s Research Excellence Program and in collaboration with co-PI Thomas Craemer (UConn Public Policy), Martínez is also carrying out a content analysis of Dominican journalistic coverage of Haiti and Haitian immigration.