Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
New York Public Library, NEH Fellow
Website URL
policing sex race and gender, New York City, WWII, 20th C U.S. History, women's history
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Personal Info

About Me

Emily Brooks is a National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellow at the New York Public Library and an adjunct assistant professor at LaGuardia Community College. She writes about policing in the 20th century in New York City. Her work interrogates how policing creates and intersects with inequalities around race, gender, sexuality, and class as well as how the violence of militarism and domestic policing are interconnected. Her book, Gotham’s War Within a War: Anti-Vice Policing, Militarism, and the Birth of Law-and-Order Liberalism is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press.

Recent Publications

Recent publications include Washington Post, Journal of Urban History, Journal of Policy History.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Military, Politics, Race, Urban History, Women, World War II