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Christian Davenport

Professor of Political Science; Professor of Public Policy (by courtesy)
Christian Davenport is a professor of political science at the University of Michigan, with a courtesy appointment at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He is also a faculty associate at the Center for Political Studies and a research…
In the Media

Davenport reflects on policing since George Floyd's death

Jun 22, 2021 Michigan Radio
One month ago, activists across the country recognized the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's killing, sparking discussion of what has changed in policing since then. While many ideas have been thrown around, like employing social workers to...
State & Hill

Faculty News spring 2021

Jun 10, 2021
Javed Ali has appeared recently in outlets such as 60 Minutes, ABC News, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, NPR’s Morning Edition, and the Los Angeles Times. He’ll become an associate professor of practice at the Ford School this...
In the Media

Davenport's work highlighted in new book

May 16, 2021 The New York Times
In her new book, "America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s", historian Elizabeth Hinton reveals a long, hidden history of uprisings against the war on crime. She credits Christian Davenport,...
News

Davenport addresses injustice in new podcast series

Dec 18, 2020
What do Kant, Hobbes and Ice Cube have in common? And what can they tell us about racial injustice in America? The answers can be found in a new podcast series featuring Christian Davenport, Ford School professor of public policy by courtesy. In A...
State & Hill

Faculty News fall 2020

Dec 9, 2020
Javed Ali organized a panel for New America on domestic terrorism. His new podcast, The Burn Bag, produced with two Ford School alumni, A'ndre Gonawela (BA ‘19) and Ryan Rosenthal (BA ‘19), has featured U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, General David...
In the Media

Trumpism may have endangered our democracy, Davenport reports

Nov 5, 2020 Newark Star Ledger
"Our recent research shows that no matter who wins, fundamental aspects of our democracy are under threat. Our survey reveals that something is fundamentally wrong as a large number of respondents perceive a need for minor or major changes in...
News

Michigan Votes - Ford School faculty experts available

Oct 29, 2020
Contact: Daniel Rivkin, rivkind@umich.edu, +1-917-817-6323 Michigan Votes! ANN ARBOR — Experts at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan are available to discuss the election process and results in Michigan...
In the Media

Davenport on whether BLM activism will create change

Oct 19, 2020 Knowable Magazine
"Movements are not places to work out complex ideas. That’s dialogue, reflection, reading, conversing, working through proposals, and that’s not for most people," said Davenport. "I think we’re approaching a countdown to compassion fatigue. As of...
News

Meet our new faculty: Christian Davenport

Aug 17, 2020
Christian Davenport holds faculty positions at the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research and at LSA Political Science. He is also the co-director of the Conflict & Peace, Research & Development, a scholarly community...
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Policing reform or revolution?

Oct 30, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT
Join us for a panel discussion on police reform and mass incarceration. Featured panelists include Lisa Daugaard, Director of the Public Defender Association in Seattle, Broderick Johnson, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School and Chairman of My Brothers Keeper Alliance, and David Klinger, Professor of Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor Christian Davenport will moderate the conversation. 

Christian Davenport: Political Conflict

Oct 7, 2020 0:55:00

Christian Davenport, Ph.D., professor of political science, faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research, discusses political conflict. October 2020.