Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

Jessica Katzenstein

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Inequality in America Initiative at Harvard University, National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and Visiting Scholar at Arizona State University

Jessica Katzenstein is a cultural anthropologist of U.S. police. Her current book project, titled Police Common Sense: Labor, Violence, and the Productive Failures of Reform, ethnographically traces how officers in Maryland absorb and obstruct reform efforts. Jessica's research interests include state violence, militarization, surveillance, labor, and white supremacy. She holds a PhD from Brown University, and her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Center for Engaged Scholarship.

Areas of Interest: Militarization, U.S. policing, racism, surveillance, privacy