Andrew P. Davis

Assistant 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 Research; Poetics; Punishment 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).

Teaching and Research Interests

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


  • PhD in Sociology from the University of Arizona, 2019
  • MA in Sociology from the University of Arizona, 2016
  • MA in Political Science from Virginia Tech, 2014
  • BA in Political Science from Winthrop University, 2011