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Dr. Jonathan Xavier Inda

Professor of Latina/Latino Studies, Affiliate of Anthropology and Criticism and Interpretive Theory

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  • Address: Department of Latina/Latino Studies
    1207 W. Oregon Street, M/C 136
    Urbana, IL 61801
  • Telephone: (217)244-3788
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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.



Book Contributions

  • "Mobilizing for Life: Illegality, Organ Transplants, and Migrant Biosociality." The Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies. Ed. Francisco Lomeli, Denise Segura, and Elyette Benjamin. New York: Routledge, 2018.

  • "Introduction: Governing Migrant Illegality." Governing Immigration Through Crime: A Reader. Standford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013. 1-36.

  • "Materializing Hope: Racial Pharmaceuticals, Suffering Bodies, and Biological Citizenship." Corpus: An Interdisciplinary Reader on Bodies and Knowledge. Ed. Monica Caspter and Paisley Currah. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 61-80.

  • "Borderzones of Enforcement: Criminalization, Workplace Raids, and Migrant Counterconducts." The Contested Politics of Mobility: Borderzones and Irregularity. Ed. Vicki Squire. London: Routledge, 2011. 74-90.

  • "The Value of Immigrant Life." Women and Migration in the US-Mexico Borderlands: A Reader. Ed. Denise A. Segura and Patricia Zavella. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008. 134-57.

  • Inda, Jonathan X., and Renato Rosaldo. "Tracking Global Flows." The Anthropology of Globalization. 2nd Edition. Ed. Jonathan X. Inda and Renato Rosaldo. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 3-46.

  • Mirón, Luis F., Antonia Darder, and Jonathan X. Inda. "Transnationalism, Transcitizenship, and the Implications for the "New World Order"." Race, Identity, and Representation in Education. 2nd edition. Ed. Cameron McCarthy, Warren Crichlow, Greg Dimitriadis, and Nadine Dolby. New York: Routledge, 2005. 289-305.

  • "Analytics of the Modern: An Introduction." Anthropologies of Modernity: Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics. Ed. Jonathan X. Inda. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2005. 1-20.

  • "El Bio-poder, la reproducción y el cuerpo de la mujer migrante en los Estados Unidos." La integración social de los inmigrados. Ed. Francisco Checa, Angeles Arjona, and Juan C. Checa. Barcelona: Acaria Editorial, 2003. 39-60.

  • Inda, Jonathan X., and Renato Rosaldo. "Introduction: A World in Motion." The Anthropology of Globalization. Ed. Jonathan X. Inda and Renato Rosaldo. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2002. 1-34.

  • "Biopower, Reproduction, and the Migrant Woman's Body." Decolonial Voices: Chicana and Chicano Cultural Studies in the 21st Century. Ed. Arturo J. Aldama and Naomi Quiñonez. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002. 98-112.

  • Inda, Jonathan X., Rodolfo D. Torres, and Louis F. Mirón. "Race, Identity, and Citizenship: An Introduction." Race, Identity, and Citizenship. Comp. Louis F. Mirón and Jonathan X. Inda. Ed. Rodolfo D. Torres. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 1999. 1-16.

Edited Books

Journal Articles

Encyclopedia Entries

  • "Governance and Criminalization." Undocumented Immigrants in the United States Today: An Encyclopedia of their Experiences. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2014.

  • "Governmentality." The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization.. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

  • "Flows." The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization.. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

  • "Transnationalism." The Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. New York: Henry Holt and Co. , 1996.