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JONATHAN XAVIER INDA earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and an A.B. in Public Policy from Stanford University. His research areas include immigration politics and policy; criminalization and punishment; race, science, and medicine; culture and globalization; and Latino populations in the United States. His current research examines immigrant deaths in privately run immigration detentions centers in the United States. Specifically, he explores the role that the inadequate provision of health care has played in such deaths. This research is expected to contribute to broader policy discussions about the privatization of punishment, the provision of health care in prisons and immigrant detention centers, and the role of incarceration in the management of immigration.


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Research Output 1996 2014

Governance and Criminalization

Inda, J. X., 2014, Undocumented Immigrants in the United States Today: An Encyclopedia of their Experiences. O'Leary, A. O. (ed.). ABC-CLIO

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

biotechnology policy
law and order

Introduction: Governing Migrant Illegality

Inda, J. X. & Dowling, J., 2013, Governing Immigration Through Crime: A Reader. Dowling, J. A. & Inda, J. X. (eds.). Stanford University Press, p. 1-36

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Subject to deportation: IRCA, 'criminal aliens', and the policing of immigration

Inda, J. X., Nov 1 2013, In : Migration Studies. 1, 3, p. 292-310

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 1999 2015

  • 2 Editorial activity
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

Racial Prescriptions: Pharmaceuticals, Difference, and the Politics of Life

Jonathan Xavier Inda (Invited speaker)
Nov 17 2015

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review (Journal)

Jonathan Xavier Inda (Editorial board member)
1999 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

materiali foucaultiani (Journal)

Jonathan Xavier Inda (Editorial board member)
2010 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

‘Stop Destroying Families’: Raids, Protests, and Migrant Counter-Conducts

Jonathan Xavier Inda (Speaker)
Dec 2014

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

BiDil and Race-Based Medicine

Jonathan Xavier Inda (Keynote speaker)
Apr 2 2015

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk