Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

Stephanie Savell

Senior Research Associate, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Stephanie Savell is an anthropologist of militarism, security, and civic engagement and has studied these topics in the United States and in Brazil. She researches and writes about the United States war on terrorism for Costs of War. Her other major line of research is on policing in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. Savell writes for academic and public audiences; she has published in PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology ReviewFocaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, The Guardian, Smithsonian magazine, Axios, and The Nation, among others, and is co-author of The Civic Imagination: Making a Difference in American Political Life (Routledge, 2014). She earned her PhD from Brown University.