Jeffrey Martin

Librarian for South Asian Studies and Anthropology

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he/him/his

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jeffmart@umich.edu

Phone

734-936-2344

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100E Hatcher Library North

Mailing address

110E Hatcher North

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

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0000-0003-0086-4311

Jeffrey Martin

Librarian for South Asian Studies and Anthropology

About me

I am the librarian for South Asian Studies and Anthropology. My primary duties involve the acquisition of materials and reference/consultation for these two subject areas. I work primarily with students and faculty of the University of Michigan but I also get requests from researchers throughout the world. My background is in anthropology. I am ABD from Syracuse University. I had a Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation that funded my research in India. For 20 months I lived in Orissa, India, half the time in Bhubaneswar (the capital) and the other half in a small village. My dissertation title was: "Fold Conceptions of Mental Disorders in Orissa". Even though I did not finish my dissertation I learned a lot and throughout my library career I have used my knowledge of South Asia (especially language) in different positions I have held. 

In graduate school I had a Title VI Fellowship (FLAS) and studied Hindi for two years. I then did one year of study in the language Oriya. I have a great love for Orissa and work hard to expand our Oriya collections. The University of Michigan is one of the few university libraries that actively collects Oriya language materials.

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