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Andrew Davis

Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

1911 Bldg, 342

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Andrew Davis is a sociologist who studies various topics related to politics, punishment, violence, human rights, law, culture and crime, often with a global focus. His approach to studying the social world involves examining states, organizations and other actors from a macro perspective – asking what factors structure consequential behaviors. His work often uses a variety of methodological approaches including advanced statistical regression-based techniques, network analysis and computational text analysis. His research has been published in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals that cross disciplinary subfields – among them being Law & Society Review, Justice Quarterly, the British Journal of Sociology, British Journal of Criminology, Social Science Research; Poetics; Punishment and Society; and International Journal of Comparative Sociology.

His work has received awards from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Human Rights and Section on Peace, War, & Social Conflict, as well as the American Society of Criminology’s Division on International Criminology.

Teaching and Research Interests

Political Sociology, Global Sociology, Punishment, Law & Society, Human Rights, Organizations, Culture, Pandemic Politics, Methods


Ph.D. Sociology University of Arizona 2019

M.A. Sociology University of Arizona 2016

M.A. Political Science Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2014

B.A. Political Science Winthrop University 2011