Ines Hasselberg

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Border Criminologies


Ines Hasselberg is book review editor for Border Criminologies and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA-University of Minho), Portugal. Before, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford (2013-17) where alongside her research on citizenship, punishment and mobility she co-edited Border Criminologies. Ines has conducted extensive research on deportation, punishment, prisons, family life and migrant surveillance. Her work is published in several international peer-reviewed journals and edited books. Her book Enduring Uncertainty. Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life (Berghahn 2016) won the Prose Award 2017 (Anthropology) and  was shortlisted for the 2017 BSA/BBC Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award.

At CRIA-UMinho Ines is currently developing the research project Uneven Borders. Citizenship, Mobility and Inequality (2017-19) funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. This project examines border control in Portugal, scrutinizing mobility as a marker of social (and racial) inequality. Through ethnographic methods, it examines the socio-legal processes that effectively produce deportable migrants, forms of surveillance exercised to enforce border control, and how deportability is experienced by foreign-nationals, with a particular focus on those who have been through the criminal justice system.

Ines completed her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Sussex (2013). Before, she worked in Mozambique and South Africa as an independent consultant, where she was involved in research projects on human security and firearms related violence. She holds a BA in Anthropology (ISCTE, Lisbon, 2001), an MA in Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation (University of Sussex, 2003) and an MSc in Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods (University of Sussex, 2008).

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Research projects & programmes

Border Criminologies