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Christian Davenport

Faculty Associate


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Professor, Department of Political Science


Ph.D. Binghamton University (Political Science)


Christian Davenport’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Christian Davenport’s Personal Website
Christian Davenport’s Google Scholar Profile 


Professor Davenport’s 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.


Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4246, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Email: [email protected]

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Selected Publications

Please also see Christian Davenport’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Christian Davenport’s Google Scholar Profile. 

Davenport, Christian, et al. The Peace Continuum: What It Is and How to Study It. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Media Bias, Perspective and State Repression: The Black Panther Party (Cambridge University Press – Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics; 2010 – Winner of the 2011 Best Book on Racial Power and Social Movements, American Political Science Association). See

Sullivan, Christopher M, and Christian Davenport. “Resistance Is Mobile.” Journal of Peace Research, vol. 55, no. 2, 2018, pp. 175–189., doi:10.1177/0022343317749273.

Sullivan, Christopher Michael, and Christian Davenport. “The Rebel Alliance Strikes Back: Understanding The Politics Of Backlash Mobilization.” Mobilization: An International Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 1, 2017, pp. 39–56., doi:10.17813/1086-671x-22-1-39.

Loyle, Cyanne E., and Christian Davenport. “Transitional Injustice: Subverting Justice in Transition and Postconflict Societies.” Journal of Human Rights, vol. 15, no. 1, 2015, pp. 126–149., doi:10.1080/14754835.2015.1052897.