Christian Davenport is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and Faculty Associate at the Center for Political Studies as well as a Global Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. 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 five books; most recently How Social Movements Die: Repression and Demobilization of the Republic of New Africa (2015, Cambridge University Press). 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., 10 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). Finally, in addition to the academic activities highlighted above, Prof. Davenport is creating documentary film, two board games as well as a graphic novel. For more information, please refer to the following webpage: www.christiandavenport.com.