Political Science

Isabella Bellezza-Smull


Isabella is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate interested in the political economy of security, specifically the privatization of homeland security and the emergence and proliferation of high-tech border control systems. Isabella received her B.A. in political science with highest honors from Swarthmore College. Prior to Brown, she researched drug policy in Brazil and Cuba with the Igarape Institute as a Boren scholar and worked in the U.S.-Mexico border region with a bi-national coalition of nonprofits to pressure banks to end their relationships with immigrant detention center and private prison giants GEO Group and CoreCivic.