Peter Mancina
Photographer: Johan Wahlgren for Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study

Dr. Peter Mancina is a cultural and political anthropologist who studies governmental power, po licing, immigration control, everyday policy implementation, and social movement organizing. He is Researcher in the Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, Visiting Scholar at Rutgers Law School Center for Immigration Law, Policy, and Justice, and Research Associate at the University of Oxford Centre for Criminology and Border Criminologies program. His work has examined the manner in which “sanctuary city” and “sanctuary state” policies in the United States operationalize, moralize, and normalize local law enforcement protocols for assisting immigration enforcement authorities in deporting individuals convicted of crimes. Dr. Mancina is writing a book titled Governing Mobility: Sanctuary City and the Future of Municipal Government examining three decades of local experimentation with implementing sanctuary city policies in San Francisco, California.