DeAnza Cook

DeAnza Cook

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DeAnza Cook (she/her/hers) entered the doctoral program in the fall of 2017 after receiving her B.A. from the University of Virginia in History. Her research specializes in the history of police reform, police science, and police-community relations in mid-size and major U.S. cities from the Civil Rights Era to the War on Terror. Cook's forthcoming dissertation traces the rise of proactive "community, problem solving" policing and data-driven law enforcement in Boston and beyond at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In addition to studying race, inequality, violence, and law enforcement in urban America, Cook received a Presidential Public Service fellowship in 2018 to collaborate with public safety experts on revamping law enforcement training curricula and improving officers' constitutional literacy in her home state of Virginia. At Harvard, she serves as a Resident Tutor, History House Advisor, and as an executive board member of the History Graduate Student Association.

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