Stephen Feagin is a PhD student in the Political Science Department. His research focuses on the evolution of state surveillance in the United States, as well as public perceptions and attitudes towards surveillance and privacy. Stephen’s dissertation specifically examines public response to surveillance revelations, particularly following the Watergate scandal and the Edward Snowden leaks. He is interested more broadly in state power and its abuses, and democratic norms and accountability.
Stephen received a BA in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA from the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago.