Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

Stephanie Savell

Stephanie Savell is an anthropologist who studies security, militarized policing, and civic engagement in Brazil and the U.S. Her current research examines Rio de Janeiro’s controversial “pacification” program, which aims to replace drug trafficking organizations’ control of favelas with Police Pacification Units. Savell’s writing on humanitarian militarism has been published in Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. Other work is published in PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, American Journal of Sociology, and the co-authored The Civic Imagination: Making a Difference in American Political Life (Routledge, 2014). Stephanie received her PhD from Brown University.