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 three 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.
“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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