Christian Davenport, Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, has been elected President of the Peace Science Society (International). The Peace Science Society (International), or PSS(I), encourages the development of peace analysis and conflict management.
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. He is the author of six books: The Peace Continuum with Erik Melander and Patrick Regan (2017, Oxford University Press); How Social Movements Die (2016, Cambridge University Press); 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; State Repression and the Promise of Democratic Peace (2007, Cambridge University Press); 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).