Francisco Martinez

I am an anthropologist with specialisation in material culture studies. In 2018, I was awarded with the Early Career Prize of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA).

Currently, I work as a Lecturer in the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. Before I have been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki and at Aalto University. Also, I am the co-editor of the Berghahn book series ‘Politics of Repair’ (, and active member of the editorial boards of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures and of HAU. Journal of Ethnographic Theory, and of the network Colleex. Collaboratory for ethnographic experimentation.

I am the author of the monograph Remains of the Soviet Past in Estonia (UCL Press, 2018). Also, I have edited several books – including Repair, Brokenness, Breakthrough: Ethnographic Responses (Berghahn, 2019) and Politics of Recuperation. Repair and Recovery in Post-Crisis Portugal (Bloomsbury, 2020).

In the last ten years, I have done fieldwork in Estonia, Georgia and Portugal. Also, I have curated different exhibitions – including ‘Objects of Attention’ (Estonian Museum of Applied Art & Design, 2019). Likewise, I have been an eager coordinator of research events, contributing to the organising of different workshops, conferences and graduate schools.

My newest project is entitled ‘Materialising Experimental Fieldwork. Working the Boundaries of Objects, Anthropology and Art Practices’.

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