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The Politics of Policing Lab



The Politics of Policing Lab (PoPL) at Emory University brings faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students together to cultivate, produce, and support research about contemporary policing. Co-directed by professors Tom Clark, Adam Glynn, and Michael Leo Owens, PoPL partners with researchers, foundations, public safety agencies, and civil society organizations. The lab researches a wide range of key policy-relevant topics from police militarization to racial bias in policing to the consequences of police violence for civic participation. View PoPL’s latest research projects here.


The Imagining Democracy Lab



The Imagining Democracy Lab is a multidisciplinary effort to link imagination, knowledge, and action to advance civic and political engagement. Led by Prof. Carol Anderson (History and African American Studies) and Prof. Bernard Fraga (Political Science), the lab is a research ecosystem that combines academic and public scholarship with social justice activism, fostering direct connections to community organizations and to the public. A major goal of the research lab is to connect academic and real-world understandings of barriers to democratic enfranchisement and responsiveness, and gain access to information that helps participants take action, from local to national levels. Faculty, postdocs, and students participate in the lab thanks to generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.