Professionally, Christian Davenport is a Professor of Political Science & Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan, Director of the the Radical Information Project (RIP) and Stop Our States (SOS) as well as Associate Editor of the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Primary research interests include political conflict (e.g., human rights violations, genocide/politicide, torture, political surveillance, civil war and social movements), measurement, racism and popular culture – not necessarily in that order. He is the author of four books; two solo-authored: State Repression and the Promise of Democratic Peace, and Media Bias, Perspective and State Repression: The Black Panther Party – winner of Best Book in Racial Politics and Social Movements by the American Political Science Association; and, two edited: Repression and Mobilization with Carol Mueller and Hank Johnston, and Paths to State Repression: Human Rights Violations and Contentious Politics. Personally, Davenport is co-creator of New Jack Academics, a novelist, creator of boardgames and archery enthusiast. For more see: www.christiandavenport.com.
Posts by Christian Davenport:
- Researching While Black: Why Conflict Research Needs More African Americans (Maybe), April 10, 2013.
- Embodying Coercion: State Repression in 21 Objects, September 24, 2012.
- Violence in America, Redux, August 8, 2012.
- What’s “Political” about the Violence in the Dark Knight Rises?, August 6, 2012.
- Give State (Repression) a Chance, July 11, 2012.
- Angels and Anarchists: A Conflict Scholar’s Negative Response to Steven Pinker’s New Book, June 27, 2012.