Learn more about: ‘What is Promised, What is Owed: A New Generation Makes the Case for Reparations’

Project Title: What is Promised, What is Owed: A New Generation Makes the Case for Reparations

Elizabeth Jordie Davies

Elizabeth Jordie Davies

Dr. Elizabeth Jordie Davies is a postdoctoral scholar in the P3 Lab at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. In 2023, she will join the faculty at the University of California Irvine as an Assistant Professor of Political Science. Jordie received her PhD in political science from the University of Chicago. Jordie’s research and writing interests include Black politics and political thought, US social movements, and Black feminism. Her research agenda focuses on the influence of social movements on political attitudes, activism, and political participation.

Project Collaborators:

Jenn M. Jackson, Syracuse University;

Jenn M. Jackson

Jenn M. Jackson (they/them) is a queer, androgynous Black woman, an abolitionist, a lover of all Black people, and an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University in the Department of Political Science. Jackson’s research is in Black Politics with a focus on Black Feminist movements, racial threat, gender and sexuality, and political behavior. They are the author of the forthcoming book BLACK WOMEN TAUGHT US (Penguin Random House, 2022). Jackson has written peer-reviewed articles at Public CulturePolitics, Groups, and IdentitiesSocial Science Quarterly, and the Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy. Jackson received their doctoral degree in Political Science at the University of Chicago in 2019.

David Knight

David Knight, University of Chicago

David J. Knight is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His research sits at the intersection between mass incarceration, race and ethnicity, and social movements, with a focus on how imprisonment shapes Black political thought and action. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, and National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation.


About the APSA Advancing Research Grants for Early Career Scholars

The APSA Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grants provide support for the advancement of scholars from historically racial and ethnic underrepresented groups and for research that examines political science phenomena affecting historically underserved communities and underrepresented groups and communities. In December 2021, APSA awarded ten projects for the APSA Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grant for Early Career Scholars for a combined total award amount of $25,000. Read about the funded research projects.