In the Media

Media Appearances and Interviews (by topic)

2023-2024 Cop City and Other Policing Topics

Background Briefing
Ian Masters, The Systemic Problems From Elite Police Units and Militarized Policing, January 30, 2023 (audio interview)

Los Angeles Times
Libor Jany, The LAPD Trains Foreign Police. Does That Enable Human Rights Violations?, March 27, 2024

Movement Memos
Kelly Hayes, Cop City Is Only the Beginning, Unless We Fight, June 1, 2023 (podcast)

Popular Science
Rob Verger, The US Military’s Tiniest Drone Feels Like It Flew Straight out of a Sci-Fi Film, September 12, 2023

Skipped History
Ben Tumin, The "Always Unfinished" Professionalization of the Police, February  17, 2023 (audio and print interview)


2021 Capitol Insurrection

The American Prospect
John Knefel, Cops and Fascists? Cops Against Fascists? Which Is It?, January 13, 2021

Katie Way, Of Course the Police Didn't Keep the Capitol 'Safe.' That's Not Their Job, January 8, 2021


2020 Uprising and Policing

Background Briefing
Ian Masters, How the Dirty Wars We Exported Are Coming Home in Portland, July 30, 2020 (audio interview)

Ian Masters, The Militarized Mindset of Policing in America, June 12, 2020 (audio interview)

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Emma Petit, Some Scholars Have Long Talked About Abolishing the Police. Now People Are Listening. What Comes Next?, July 9, 2020

Committee to Protect Journalists
Katherine Jacobsen, Coral N. Negrón Almodóvar, and Lucy Westcott, When Police Patrol Protests in Military Gear, Journalists Face a Hostile Reporting Environment, July 10, 2020

Democracy Now!
Trump Threatens Protests with Troops, But Police Have Already Been Militarized—With Deadly Results, June 5, 2020 (video interview)

Deutsche Welle
Julian Mahncke, How US Police Avoid Scrutiny and Keep Power, June 6, 2020

Foreign Affairs Inbox (George Washington University)
Lucas Miller, U.S. Impact of Policing at Home and Abroad, November 2, 2020

The Hub (Johns Hopkins University)
Johns Hopkins Sociologist Decries Viewing Protests 'Through the Lens of War', June 4, 2020

Jeremy Scahill, The Rebellion in Defense of Black Lives Is Rooted in U.S. History, June 3, 2020 (audio interview)

Jonah Walters, Police Departments Are Parasites on the Public Purse, June 16, 2020 (interview)

Los Angeles Magazine
Nicholas Slayton, The Citizen App’s Pilot Program Nods to the Future of On-Demand Policing, June 7, 2021

New Republic
Sam Adler-Bell, How Police Unions Bully Politicians, October 20, 2020

New York Times
K.K. Rebecca Lai, Bill Marsh, & Anjali Singhvi, Here Are the 100 U.S. Cities Where Protesters Were Tear-Gassed, June 16, 2020

El Periódico (Spain)
Idoya Noain, Trump Desafía las Protestas con el Refuerzo de Agentes Federales, July 27, 2020 

RTV Slovenia
Boris Vasev, "Pozivi k ukinitvi policije so del razprave o splošnem preoblikovanju sistema": Intervju z ameriškim sociologom o delovanju in vlogi policije v ZDA, July 1, 2020 (interview)

The Takeaway (NPR)
The Militarization of the Police Continues Mostly Unimpeded, June 23, 2020 (audio interview)

Washington Post
Valerie Strauss, Resources to Teach the History of Policing in America that You Won’t Find in Textbooks, June 9, 2020


Badges Without Borders (my book on policing, counterinsurgency, and U.S. empire)

Against the Grain (KPFA)
Sasha Lilley, Policing and Counterinsurgency, September 28, 2021 (short radio interview); Policing and Counterinsurgency, February 2, 2022 (long radio interview)

Behind the News (KPFA)
Doug Henwood, Badges Without Borders, January 9, 2020 (radio interview) 

Black Agenda Radio
Glen Ford, Roots of Imperial Policing, January 21, 2020 (radio interview)

Black Perspectives (African American Intellectual History Society)
Dan Berger, The Imperial History of Policing, January 29, 2020 (interview)

Block Club Chicago
Jennifer Bamberg, Controversial West Side Cop Academy Will Have Mock Neighborhood For Training. Here’s What It Will Look Like, August 10, 2022

Coming In From The Cold (CNA)
William Rosenau, American Counter-Insurgency and Policing, July 31, 2020 (audio interview)

Concordiensis (Union College)
Daniel Greenman, Stuart Schrader on "Policing Empire," November 3, 2022

The Critical Criminologist
Alex Vitale, Badges Without Borders, March 29, 2020 (video interview)

C-Span BookTV
Osita Nwavenu and Stuart Schrader, Badges Without Borders, October 17, 2019 (video interview broadcast December 12, 2019)

The Dig
Dan Denvir, Cops and Counterinsurgency, July 24, 2020 (audio interview)

Foreign Affairs
Julian Go, The Racist Origins of U.S. Policing: Demilitarization Will Require Decolonization, July 16, 2020

Fortess On A Hill
Chris ‘Henri’ Henrikson & Danny Sjursen, Badges Beyond Borders, August 14, 2020) (audio interview)

The Gateway (Al Bawaba, Jordan)
Ty Joplin, How Empire is an Accomplice to the Murder of George Floyd, June 30, 2020 (audio interview)

The Hoya (Georgetown University)
In Focus: Car Barn's History, February 22, 2019

The Hub (Johns Hopkins University)
Bret McCabe, The Evolution of American Policing, at Home and Abroad, in the Cold War Era, October 16, 2019 (interview)

International Politics Reviews Discussion Forum
Robbie Shilliam, Badges Without Borders, September 4, 2020 (audio interview)

Jonah Walters, An Empire of Patrolmen, October 18, 2019 (interview)

Latino Media Collective (WPFW)
Oscar Martinez, The Story of Dan Mitrione, Uruguay, & Police Repression, August 14, 2020 (audio interview)

Majority Report
Sam Seder, How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing, February 19, 2020 (audio interview) [video]

The Metropole Blog (Urban History Association)
Matt Guariglia and Charlotte Rosen, "Disciplining The City Review Essay 2019," December 19, 2019

New Books in History
Patrick Reilly, Badges Without Borders, November 5, 2019 (audio interview)

The New Republic
Laura Weiss, How America Exports Police Violence Around the Globe, June 25, 2020

The News-Letter (Johns Hopkins University)
Michael Trautmann Rodriguez, Professor Introduces New Book at Red Emma’s Talk, October 24, 2019

New York Magazine
Louis Cheslaw, The Best Histories of U.S. Policing, According to the Experts, July 1, 2020

New York Review of Books
Bench Ansfield, A Theater of State Panic, September 16, 2022

The New Yorker
Jill Lepore, The Invention of the Police, July 13, 2020

Nostalgia Trap
David Parsons, World Police Comes Home, August 21, 2020

Page 99 Test
Badges Without Borders, October 28, 2019 

Santiago Boys
A Room of One's Own, July 2023 (podcast and interview)

Toynbee Prize Foundation
Global History Forum, Policing the Slums of the World: A Conversation about Exporting American Police Expertise, November 24, 2016

The Transnational Institute Long Reads
Nicholas Guarnaccia, Waging Counterinsurgency, May 16, 2021

Episode 267: Cop City, January 30, 2022 (podcast)

US and the World Workshop (Syracuse University)
Osamah Khalil, Badges Without Borders, October 26, 2021 (video interview)

Katie Way, Riotsville, USA, Is a Nightmarish Documentary about Cops Playing Pretend, September 15, 2022

Washington Post
Ernesto Semán, Joe Biden, El Primer Presidente Pospanamericano, January 19, 2021

Wende Museum
Cold War Spaces: American Policing at Home and Abroad, August 11, 2021 (video interview)


Baltimore Residential Segregation

The News-Letter (Johns Hopkins University)
Lubna Amzi & Helen Lacey, The Hopkins Bubble: Why It Exists and How to Pop It, October 13, 2021

Census 2020

The News-Letter (Johns Hopkins University)
Greta Maras & Chris Park, Former Senator Calls for Participation in Census, February 27, 2020

Global Urbanism

Social Science Research Council
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, Fellow Spotlight (video), July 15, 2013

History of the Right

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs & Charles Warren Center, Harvard University
Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Workshop, Charles Murray and the Alt Right as History (video), January 31, 2018

JFK Assassination Files

Olivia B. Waxman, “What Experts Have Learned So Far From the JFK Records Releases,” November 22, 2017

Police Reform

Morning Show, July 14, 2015

Occupy Wall Street

El Universo (Ecuador)
Los Movimientos Buscarán Ir Más Allá de las Calles en 2012,” December 25, 2011

Miscellany News (Vassar College)
Bobbie Lucas, “Occupy Wall Street Teach-in Inspires,” November 15, 2011 
NYU Local
Rebecca Nathanson, “NYU4OWS Organizing Expands As Occupy Wall Street Movement Grows,” November 9, 2011
Rebecca Nathanson, “Occupy Student Debt Campaign Protested NYU 2031 Yesterday,” February 22, 2012
Politico (originally Capital New York)
Possible Futures 
Daniel Aldana Cohen, “Were March 1st Demonstrators Occupy’s Comeback Kids?,” March 9, 2012
Wall Street Journal

Tear Gas

Democracy Now!
How Tear Gas Became a Favorite Weapon of U.S. Border Patrol, Despite Being Banned In Warfare, November 28, 2018 
(or audio only)

Scientific American
Kelsey D. Atherton, What 'Less Lethal' Weapons Actually Do, June 23, 2020

The Middlebury Campus
Lucy Townend, Tear Gas Traces Its Roots Back to Middlebury, June 15, 2020

Urban Development in Brooklyn

Our Streets, Our Stories
Gib Veconi for Intersection:Prospect Heights, "Interview with Christy Thornton and Stuart Schrader," October 29, 2015

US Political History

C-Span BookTV
Shaped by the State (video), April 23, 2019

The News-Letter (Johns Hopkins University)
Yasmin Yoon, "Scholars Discuss Race and the Prison System," April 25, 2019

The Metropole Blog (Urban History Association)
"Beyond the Political History Paradigm: The New Edited Volume Shaped by the State and Urban History," May 2, 2019



Upcoming Talks

Watch this space for new dates for upcoming public events on Badges Without Borders.

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