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​The Legacy of Racial Violence project seeks to address gaps in our understanding of how past racial violence affects contemporary communities, using the US as a critical research case. process by which communities address those aftereffects through restorative acts.

This is one out of five PRIO projects that today have received funding from the Research Council of Norway.

Christian Davenport has received funding for the 4-year project The Legacy of Racial Violence. He will be joined by a project team consisting of Sebastian Schutte at PRIO, Cyanne Loyle at Penn State University and PRIO, Yara M. Asi from the University of Central Florida and Adrian Arellano of the London School of Economics. The Department of Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University will be institutional partner in the project. Congratulations!

About the project

The Legacy of Racial Violence project seeks to address gaps in our understanding of how past racial violence affects contemporary communities, using the US as a critical research case. 

In particular, the project examines why and how type, severity, scope, and relative amount of racial violence affects economic, political, and health inequalities between, as well as within, Black and white communities in the United States

Of equal importance, the project aims to increase the understanding how communities redress and mitigate legacies of racial violence. We consider its legacy as not only the detrimental effects but also the process by which communities address those aftereffects through restorative acts.


More information about this project will follow.