Gavriel Cutipa-Zorn is a PhD Candidate in American Studies and a Certificate Candidate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. He received his B.A. in Africana Studies and History at Brown University. His research and teaching engage issues of security expertise and militarization, states and sovereignty, and surveillance and imperialism during the second half of the twentieth century. His dissertation project, Veins of Repression: US-Israeli Covert Arms and Counterinsurgency in Central America, examines how counterinsurgent tactics shaped racial regimes and political sovereignty across the United States, Israel, and Central America in the late Cold War. Focusing on archival research in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Israel and in the United States, he examines how this transnational security circuit reshaped the racial logics of warfare and contributed to contemporary tactics of surveillance and counterinsurgency.