Jordie Davies

Research expertise: Black politics and political thought, U.S. social movements, solidarity, Black feminism

Elizabeth Jordie Davies, UCI assistant professor of political science, studies grassroots organizing and solidarity, as well as political education processes in the Black Lives Matter movement. Her work has been supported by the American Political Science Association Early Career Scholars Grant, Berkeley’s Center on Democracy and Organizing, and Ford Foundation Dissertation and Pre-Doctoral Fellowships. Davies’ research and review essays have been published in Politics, Groups, and Identities; Social Science Quarterly; Contemporary Political Theory; Ideology, Theory, Practice; and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.



Davies earned her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. She also earned a master’s degree in social sciences from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s in political science from Emory University. She comes to UCI following a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in the P3 Lab. Davies is excited to become part of UCI’s research community which boasts strengths in race and ethnic politics, African American studies, and social movements, and she’s looking forward to collaborating with faculty and students interested in exploring politics and power.

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