Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University, 2016
M.A. Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University, 2010
B.A. Political Economy and Social Movements The Evergreen State College, 2004
2020-Present Visiting Scholar, Center for Immigration Law, Policy, and Justice, Rutgers Law School
2020-2021 Researcher, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University
2019 Junior Guest of the Principal, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study
2018-Present Research Associate, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
2013-2017 Researcher, Service Employees International Union Local 1021
2022 Cultivating Immigrant Trust in the Garden State: A report on the Implementation of the New Jersey Immigrant Trust Directive. Center for Immigration Law, Policy, and Justice, Rutgers University. (with co-authors Samantha Hing, Patrick Johnson, Joseph F. Lin, and Diana Woody) Available online here.
2021 The State of Immigrant and Refugee Rights in Alameda County: Final Report of the Alameda County Ad Hoc Committee for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Oakland: Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Available online here.
2019 Investigating and (Not) Disciplining Violations of Sanctuary City Laws." The Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, 78(3): 641-660.
2019 Turning the Golden State into a Sanctuary State: A Report on the Implementation and Impact of the California Values Act (SB54). San Francisco: Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, Border Criminologies, and the University of Oxford Centre for Criminology. Available online here.
2019 Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary Power. In Reece Jones (ed.) Open Borders: In Defense of Free Movement. University of Georgia Press, p. 250-264.
2017 Making Immigrant Rights Real: Non-profits and the Politics of Integration in San Francisco. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 46(5): 551-553.
2012 The Birth of a Sanctuary City: A History of Governmental Sanctuary in San Francisco. In Randy K. Lippert and Sean Rehaag (eds.) Sanctuary Practices in International Perspectives: Migration, Citizenship, and Social Movements. Milton Park and New York: Routledge, p.205-218.
2011 Crisis-Management: Tzeltal-Maya Transnational Migration and the Foucauldian Apparatus, Dialectical Anthropology 35(2): 205-225.
Manuscript in Progress
Mancina, Peter A. Sanctuary City in the Age of Mass Deportation
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
2020-2022 Pratt Grant, Pratt Bequest Fund, Rutgers Law School
2019 Global Horizons Junior Guest of the Principal Fellowship, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study
2012-2013 Social Science Dissertation Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
2011-2012 Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, U.S. National Science Foundation
2011-2012 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, The Wenner-Gren Foundation
2009-2010 Graduate Research Assistance Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
2009 College of Arts and Science Summer Research Award, Vanderbilt University
2009 Summer Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University
2007-2009 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
2021 The Future(s) of Migration Control, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, September 21, 2021.
2021 The New Jersey Immigrant Trust Directive Research Project, Rutgers Law School, March 23, 2021.
2019 Investigating and (Not) Disciplining Violations of Sanctuary Laws, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, March 28.
2017 Who's Land is This Land? Working with Immigrants in the Era of Trump, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, February 1.
2013 The San Francisco Sanctuary Movement, San Francisco Interfaith Council, March 14.
2012 The Theology of Sanctuary, San Francisco Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, February 8, 2012
2021 The Perpetual Momentum of Failure and the Future of Sanctuary City Governance in San Francisco, Failed Futures Workshop, Stockholm, Sweden, April 16, 2021.
2019 Governmental Resistance in San Francisco, American Anthropological Association/Canadian Anthropological Society, Vancouver, Canada, November 20-24, 2019.
2019 The State as Solidarity Apparatus in U.S. Sanctuary Cities, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Poznan, Poland, August 27-31.
2018 Sanctuary Policy Horizons: Experiments in the Governance of a Borderless Future, American Anthropological Association, San Jose, California, November 14-18.
2018 ‘To Safeguard the Sanctuary City, We Must Deport the Kids’: The Discourse of the Criminal Immigrant in U.S. Sanctuary Cities, European Association for Social Anthropologists, Stockholm, Sweden, August 14-17.
2018 Confronting dehumanizing speech against immigrants and refugees through local government policy advocacy: Lessons for Central Europe from sanctuary jurisdictions in the United States, Dehumanizing the Other: How to Respond to Islamophobic, Anti-Semitic, Anti-Roma and Anti-Refugee Speech Conference, Budapest, Hungary, June 6.
2018 Sanctuary Cities in the United States: Resisting Bordering Practices and Facilitating Deportations, Migrant Narratives and the City Conference, Budapest, Hungary, April 27-28.
2021 Chair and Co-Organizer with Christina Garsten, Failed Futures Workshop, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE), Stockholm University, April 16, 2021.
2019 Chair and Co-Organizer with James Holston, When Cities Resist: Insurgent Urban Citizenship and the Changing Climate of Democratic Municipalism panel, American Anthropological Association/Canadian Anthropological Society, Vancouver, Canada, November 20-24, 2019.
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (fall 2007, spring 2008)
Introduction to Biological Anthropology (fall 2008)
Maya Archaeology (spring 2009)
Reviewer, Citizenship Studies, 2019-Present
Reviewer, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 2019-Present
Evaluator, European Commission H2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowships, Budapest, Hungary, 2018
Advisor, Report: Protecting Data, Protecting Residents: 10 Principles for Responsible Municipal Data Management. Sunlight Foundation Report, San Francisco, California, 2017
Advisor, Safe Transit Policy (sanctuary policy), Bay Area Rapid Transit Authority (BART), Oakland, California, 2017.
Advisor, Sanctuary Campus Policies, Faculty Senates and University Administrations throughout the United States, 2016-2017.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Book Review Editor, Border Criminologies, University of Oxford, 2018-Present.
American Anthropological Association, 2007-Present
European Association for Social Anthropologists, 2018-Present
International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, 2018-Present.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST