Assistant Professor, Political Science
School of Social Sciences
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2015, Public Policy & Political Science
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
Race, emotion, opinion, behavior, communication, policy
Davin Phoenix is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, where he specializes and teaches courses in African American politics, political participation, public opinion, and local politics. Davin earned his Ph.D. in political science and public policy from the University of Michigan in 2015. His research broadly focuses on how race interacts with various spheres of U.S. politics to shape the attitudes, emotions and behavior of both everyday people and elites. He has authored and co-authored papers and manuscripts examining issues such as: how race influences individuals’ emotional responses to cues of policy threat and opportunity; how minority mayors build coalition strategies, and their impact on minority participation; and the intersection of race and religious views on individuals’ social welfare policy preferences.
"Race, Religion and Anti-Poverty Attitudes." 2016. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 55.2: 308-323.
(with R. Khari Brown, Ronald E. Brown & James S. Jackson)
2013. "The Mile High Difference: Examining the Impact of Political and Institutional Context on the Electoral Strategies Pursued by Minority Mayors in Denver, and the Impacts of those Strategies on Minority Communities." In 21st Century Urban Race Politics: Representing Minorities as Universal Interests. Ed: Ravi K. Perry. Emerald Group.
2016-17 Hellman Fellowship, $30,000
2017 Medical Humanities Initiative Research Grant (with Shawn Rosenberg and Mark Fisher), $4759
Pi Gamma Mu
Center for the Study of Democracy