Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

Jessica Katzenstein

PhD Candidate, Anthropology, Brown University

Jessica Katzenstein's research interests include the militarization of U.S. policing, whiteness and racism, and police reform. Her MA thesis examined how police officers legitimize militarization, and her dissertation ethnographically explores how militarization, training, community policing, and patrol work shape police responses to reform efforts. Jessica holds an MA in anthropology from Brown University and a BA magna cum laude in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Fellow with the Center for Engaged Scholarship.

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