Martin was a Clarendon scholar at Oxford and received his doctorate in 2010. He was a postdoc at the Asia Research Institute in Singapore and a Marie Curie Research Fellow at LMU Munich. He conducted extensive fieldwork in Siberia, Tibet and Nepal since 2003, directed two feature length documentary films and runs a visual ethnography blog.
Co-Organiser (with Philipp Schorch): “Materials, Environments, and Curatorial Interventions”, Second workshop of the research initiative “Connecting Materialities / Material Connectivities”, 29 July 2015, LMU Munich.
Panel convenor (with Ruben Andersson): “The Return of Remoteness: Insecurity, Isolation and Connectivity in the New World Disorder”, EASA, Milano, 20–23 July 2016.
Things and Ties: Researching the Nexus of Materiality and Connectivity in Anthropology and Beyond, edited by Philipp Schorch, Martin Saxer and Marlen Elders.
"The Return of Remoteness: Insecurity, Isolation and Connectivity in the New World Disorder", with Ruben Andersson, Introduction to the special issue by the same name.
"Asian Borderlands in Global Perspective", by Martin Saxer, Alessandro Rippa and Alexander Horstmann, in Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands, edited by Alexander Horstmann, Martin Saxer and Alessandro Rippa. Milton Park and New York: Routledge: 1–14.
“New Roads, Old Trades: Neighbouring China in North-Western Nepal”, in The Art of Neighbouring: Mediating Borders along China’s Frontiers, edited by Martin Saxer and Juan Zhang. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Comment on "Stephan Kloos, The Pharmaceutical Assemblage: Rethinking Sowa Rigpa and the Herbal Pharmaceutical Industry in Asia". Current Anthropology 58 (6):710-711.
“Pathways: A concept, field site and methodological approach to study remoteness and connectivity”, in Himalaya 36/2 (Autumn 2016).
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