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Stephanie Savell

Brown University

Stephanie Savell is co-director of the Costs of War project and a senior research associate at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. An anthropologist of militarism, security, and civic engagement, she researches and writes about both the United States’ post-9/11 wars and militarized policing in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. As a primary editor of Costs of War papers, Savell has a bird’s-eye view of the project’s research on the many human, social, political, and economic consequences of the U.S. choice to continue waging the post-9/11 wars for so many years.
Savell has published in PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology ReviewFocaal: Journal of Global and Historical AnthropologyThe Guardian, the 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 holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Brown University and a B.A. in anthropology/sociology from Middlebury College.
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