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Jenna Loyd, PhD

Assistant Professor
Public Health Policy & Administration
(414) 227-3870
Zilber 348

Postdoctoral Fellow, Island Detention Project, Department of Geography, Syracuse University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Place, Culture & Politics, The CUNY Graduate Center
Faculty Fellow in the Humanities, Humanities Center, Syracuse University
PhD, Geography, University of California, Berkeley
MA, Geography, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Anthropology and Geography, University of California, Berkeley


Jenna M. Loyd is an assistant professor in the Zilber School of Public Health and member of the Urban Studies Program faculty at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her first book Health Rights Are Civil Rights: Peace and Justice Activism in Los Angeles, 1963-1978 (2014, University of Minnesota Press) investigates everyday understandings of health and violence and people’s grassroots mobilizations for health and social justice. She is the co-editor, with Matt Mitchelson and Andrew Burridge, of Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis (2012, University of Georgia Press), which won the Past President Award from the Association of Borderlands Studies. She and Alison Mountz are co-authoring a book on the late- and post-Cold War history of United States migration detention and border deterrence policy. Finally, she is one of the co-principal investigators of Transforming Justice, which is a transdisciplinary research project documenting the harms of mass criminalization and efforts to redefine health and safety from the perspective of criminalized community members.