Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Ieva Jusionyte

Watson Family Associate Professor of International Security and Anthropology


Ieva Jusionyte is the Watson Family Associate Professor of International Security and Anthropology. She is a legal-medical anthropologist whose work examines border security, gun violence, and the social production of injury - themes which are the focus of her three books: Savage Frontier: Making News and Security on the Argentine Border (2015), Threshold: Emergency Responders on the U.S.-Mexico Border (2018), and Exit Wounds (forthcoming in 2024). She has held fellowships from the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, the Fulbright Program and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, and her fieldwork and writing have been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Andrew M. Mellon Foundation, and the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, among others. Since 2019, she has been the editor of the California Series in Public Anthropology at the University of California Press. In 2022 she joined the Advisory Committee of Global Action on Gun Violence.