Erica De Bruin

Assistant Professor of Government Erica De Bruin gave invited talks on her recently published book, How to Prevent Coups d'Etat (Cornell University Press, 2020), at nine colleges and universities this spring.

She presented as part of faculty seminar series at Duke University and the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. She gave invited guest lectures and participated in author question and answer sessions with students at Yale, Tulane University, George Mason University, Carleton University (Canada), Skidmore College, the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), and the University of Virginia.

In addition to presenting the central findings from her book, De Bruin discussed the January attack on the U.S. Capitol.

De Bruin also recently presented research in progress on the spread of militarized policing at two political science conferences — the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association and the International Studies Association.

The research she presented builds on her work with Levitt Center summer and winter research groups that included Max Gersch ’23, Alexander Nemeth ’22, Jenny Tran ’22, Huzefah Umer ’21, Nicole Eisenberg ’21, Diana Perez ’21, and Greg Varney ’22. 

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