Katzenstein, Jessica


Area of interest: My research explores the intersections between domestic law enforcement and the military, from the perspective of the police. Currently, I am looking at the effects of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Excess Property Program (DoD 1033), which allows local law enforcement agencies to obtain surplus military equipment, on police officers’ subjectivities, work, and relations with their communities. I am interested in what this can illuminate about the nature of state protection and state violence, as well as, more broadly, how race and gender shape the practices of policing.

 Keywords: Police, security, the military, anthropology of the state, violence, technology, race, gender; United States

 Status: In the field

 Previous degree: B.A. Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis

 Contact: jessica_katzenstein@brown.edu