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Andrew Davis

Asst Professor

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Andrew Davis is a sociologist who studies politics, violence, law 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. Most recently, he has focused on sexual violence perpetrated by state militaries during violent civil conflicts across the world. To do this, he 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 Social Science ResearchPoeticsPunishment and Society; and International Journal of Comparative Sociology.

His research has received awards from American Sociological Association’s Section on Human Rights (2019) and the Section on Peace, War, and Social Conflict (2017). His work has also received recognition from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on International Criminology (2018).


B.A. Political Science Winthrop University 2011

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

M.A. Sociology University of Arizona 2016

Ph.D. Sociology University of Arizona 2019

Area(s) of Expertise

Global Sociology, Conflict and Violence, Political Sociology, Organizations, Networks, Computational & Quantitative Methods