- Political conflict: human rights violations, genocide/politicide, torture, political surveillance, civil war and social movements
- Popular culture
Christian Davenport is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan as well as a Faculty Associate at the Center for Political Studies. He has been a Visiting Researcher PRIO several times, starting as a Fulbright Scholar in 2007-2008. In 2014 he was appointed PRIO Global Fellow.
Davenport is the author of five books; three solo-authored: How Social Movements Die: Repression and Demobilization of the Republic of New Africa (2014, Cambridge University Press), State Repression and the Promise of Democratic Peace (2007, Cambridge University Press), and Media Bias, Perspective and State Repression: The Black Panther Party (2010, Cambridge University Press) – 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 (University of Minnesota Press. 2004), and Paths to State Repression: Human Rights Violations and Contentious Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000). Prof. Davenport is the author of numerous articles appearing in the American Political Science Review, the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Comparative Political Studies, and the Monthly Review (among others). He is the recipient of numerous grants (e.g., 6 from the National Science Foundation) and awards (e.g., the Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar Award and a Residential Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences – Stanford University). Others books are underway: Toward Never (Again): Ending Genocide or At Least Trying To; In Search of a Number: Rethinking Rwanda, 1994 (with Allan Stam); and, Understanding Untouchability (with numerous authors). He is also engaged in various projects concerning state-dissident interactions in the United States and Northern Ireland as well as his data entry program – the Illustrative Information Interface or III.
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