Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

Stephanie Savell

Senior Researcher, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Co-Director, Costs of War

Stephanie Savell is a public anthropologist who researches militarism, security, and civic engagement in relation to the United States post-9/11 wars and policing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As Co-Director of Costs of War, she serves as editor of the project's research papers and executive director of operations. Savell's global map of U.S. counterterrorism operations has been featured by USA Today, BBC World News, and Smithsonian Magazine, among others. She has published in a number of academic journals, including American Ethnologist, media outlets such as The Guardian, Foreign Policy and Axios, and is co-author of "The Civic Imagination: Making a Difference in American Political Life" (Routledge, 2014). Her interviews have appeared on NPR's 1A, Vox's podcast Today, Explained, The Problem with Jon Stewart, C-SPAN Washington Journal and elsewhere. She earned her Ph.D. from Brown University.