Mexican American writer, professor, and researcher
Martin Guevara Urbina was born in 1972 in San Miguel de Allene, Guanajuato, Mexico. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Sul Ross State University, a master’s degree from New Mexico State University, and a Ph.D in sociology from Western Michigan University.
He has spent much of his career exploring socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and gender inequalities in the American criminal justice system, and the impact of the war on drugs, immigration, and terrorism-prevention efforts. He has co-written multiple books with Sofia Espinoza Alvarez, such as Immigration and the Law: Race, Citizenship and Social Control, and Hispanics in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: Ethnicity, Ideology, and Social Control. He is an advocate for evidence-based criminal justice policy to affirm the dignity of ethnic and racial minorities in the United States and promote equitable criminal justice policy.
He has taught at multiple institutions such as University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, New Mexico State University, Howard College, Texas A&M University–Central Texas, and Western Michigan University, and was recognized for his teaching at both Western Michigan University and the University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee.
He is currently Professor of Criminal Justice at Sul Ross State University/Rio Grande College, and continues his research into Latinx criminal justice issues.
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According to Wikipedia,
Martin Guevara Urbina is a Mexican-born American author, writer, researcher, professor, and speaker who, as a sociologist and criminologist, works on Latina and Latino issues in the United States.Biography Urbina was born in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico to Felipa Guevara and Salvador Urbina. At the age of seven, he was taken to the United States, spending his childhood in various places in Texas before settling in Ozona, Texas in 1982.
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