Beatrice Jauregui

photo of Beatrice Jauregui
Assistant Professor of Criminology
BA (University of Pennsylvania), MA, PhD (Anthropology, University of Chicago)

Professor Jauregui’s research is concerned with how the lived experiences of persons working in civil and military state bureaucracies help us to understand global and local dynamics of authority, security and order.

Ongoing & Future Research

I continue to study the practices and everyday lives of international police and military actors in places like India, the Maldives, the UK, and the US, using ethnographic and historical methods. Current research projects include: 1) an ethno-history of police unions and uprisings in postcolonial India and beyond; and 2) an ethnography of how the experiences and representations of US combat veterans have transformed from the Vietnam war era through the present. The latter project forms the basis of a documentary film provisionally titled American Communion.

Courses Taught

  • CRI335H1 Policing
  • CRI393H1 Human Rights and Security
  • CRI3110H1 Qualitative Research Methods


Jauregui, Beatrice. 2016. Provisional Authority: Police, Order, and Security in India. University of Chicago Press.

Bradford, Ben, Beatrice Jauregui, Ian Loader, Jonny Steinberg. 2016. Handbook of Global Policing. Sage.

Jauregui, Beatrice. 2015. World Fitness: US Army Family Humanism and the Positive Science of Persistent War. Public Culture. 27(3).

Jauregui, Beatrice. 2014. Police and Legal Patronage in Northern India. In Patronage in South Asia, Anastasia Piliavsky, ed., Cambridge University Press: 237-258.

Jauregui, Beatrice. 2014. Provisional Agency in Northern India: Jugaad and Legitimation of Corruption American Ethnologist. 41(1): 76-91.

Jauregui, Beatrice. 2013. Beatings, Beacons, and Big Men: Police Disempowerment and Delegitimation in India. Law and Social Inquiry. 38(3): 643-669.

Jauregui, Beatrice. 2013. Cultures of Legitimacy and Postcolonial Policing: Guest Editor Introduction. Law and Social Inquiry. 38(3): 547-552.

Jauregui, Beatrice. 2013. Dirty Anthropology: Epistemologies of Violence and Ethical Entanglements in Police Ethnography. In Policing and Contemporary Governance: The Anthropology of Police in Practice, William Garriott, ed., Palgrave: 125-153.

Jauregui, Beatrice. 2011. Law and Order: Police Encounter Killings and Routinized Political Violence.  In A Companion to the Anthropology of India, Isabelle Clark-Deces, ed., Wiley-Blackwell: 371-388.

Kelly, John D., Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, Jeremy Walton. 2010. Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency. University of Chicago.

Jauregui, Beatrice. 2010. Civilised Coercion, Militarised Law and Order: Security in Colonial South Asia and the Blue in Green Global Order.  In Blurring Military and Police Roles, Marleen Easton, et al., eds., Eleven International Publishing: 57-78.

Jauregui, Beatrice. 2007. Policing in Northern India as a Different Kind of Political Science: Ethnographic Rethinking of Normative ‘Political Interference’ in Investigations and Order Maintenance. Asian Policing. 5(1): 15-48.