DeAnza Cook entered the U.S. History Ph.D. program in the Fall of 2017. She is particularly interested in American carceral history and the history of police. In addition to studying crime and punishment, Cook researches the law of policing and the historical evolution of the U.S. criminal justice system. DeAnza Cook received her B.A. from the University of Virginia in American History. Her earlier research focused on broken windows policing and its impact on crime and race relations in major cities during the post-Civil Rights era.