Professor of Political Science
Director for the Center for Social Research
- Political psychology
- Public opinion
- Political behavior
- Racial politics
- Media and communications
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Restored Black Catholic churches show power of Black Catholic tradition to evangelize
February 27, 2023
Darren Davis, professor at the University of Notre Dame and co-author of “Perseverance in the Parish?: Religious Attitudes from a Black Catholic Perspective,” estimates that anywhere from 200 to 400 parishes in the U.S. reflect the African American heritage in Catholic life.
Political motivation often comes down to personal assessment of other races' 'deservingness'
March 31, 2022
"Everyday people are implicated, not because they are racist but because they possess certain values that lock in disadvantage for African Americans," wrote Darren Davis, the Snyder Family Mission Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, and David C. Wilson, professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, in their new book, "Racial Resentment in the Political Mind," published by the University of Chicago Press.
South Bend Tribune
St. Joe County election maps would bolster party strongholds, box out Democratic candidate
October 31, 2021
“I don’t see anything really too egregious here,” said Darren Davis, a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame.