Conor Hodges is a joint Ph.D. student in the Departments of History and African American Studies. His research treats the relationship between modern United States military and law enforcement institutions with attention to transnational dynamics of race and (de)colonization. Originally from Orlando, Florida, Conor served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic before graduating from Cornell University as a College Scholar with degrees in Government, History, and American Studies. At Yale he is co-convener of the Racial Capitalism and the Carceral State Working Group, articles editor for the Yale Journal of Law and Liberation, and legislative history researcher for Yale Law School’s Challenging Racism in the Law Clinic. Beyond Yale, Conor serves as a trustee of the Telluride Association and as Racial Justice in Public Safety Fellow at Cornell. His current project is a social and policy history of U.S. counter-narcotic transit interdiction strategy across South Florida and the Caribbean. Conor's work has been supported by the Virginia Military Institute, the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, and the United States Army Heritage and Education Center.