DeAnza Cook entered the U.S. History doctoral program in the fall of 2017 after receiving her B.A. from the University of Virginia. Her research specializes in the history of police reform, police science, and race relations in mid-size and major U.S. cities from the Civil Rights Era to the War on Terror. Her forthcoming dissertation will trace the rise of data-driven, problem-oriented law enforcement in America at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In addition to studying race, crime and law enforcement, Cook collaborates with public safety experts on revamping law enforcement training curricula and improving officers' constitutional literacy in her home state of Virginia. At Harvard, Cook serves as a Resident Tutor and as an executive board member of the History Graduate Student Association and the Harvard Graduate Student Council.