Christian Davenport was born and raised in Manhattan, New York but has traveled extensively around the world. His work concerns political conflict and violence - especially state repression/human rights violation/genocide, social movements and racism. These appear in academic books and articles, short stories, poems and board games. Davenport has held positions at the University of Houston, University of Colorado - Boulder, University of Maryland, the University of Notre Dame and is currently a Professor of Political Science and Faculty Associate of the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan as well as Global Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Davenport has published widely throughout journals in Political Science and Sociology and has published 5 books. In addition to winning numerous awards from the National Science Foundation and Carnegie Foundation, he was recently awarded a Residential Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University where he finished his current book - How Social Movements Die. For more see: www.christiandavenport.com.