Assistant Professor of Government Erica De Bruin was awarded a research grant from the American Political Science Association's Centennial Center to support research on militarized policing. This is the second grant she has won to support research on this topic.
De Bruin's research explores the causes and consequences of militarized policing internationally. In recent years, police forces around the globe have become more militarized—adopting the weaponry, culture, and organizational structures of military forces. De Bruin's research examines: How and why did militarized policing spread internationally? Is it an effective way to combat internal security threats, or does it undermine political stability in the long run?
This project builds on the work De Bruin conducted with her Levitt Research Group last summer, which included Max Gersch '23, Alex Nemeth '22, Jenny Tran '22, and Huzefah Umer '21.
APSA’s Centennial Center, which awarded the grant, was founded in 2003 with the aim of advancing political science research, teaching, and public engagement. To learn more, click here.