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Christopher P Davey

Christopher P Davey

Division: Peace Studies


Nationality: British

Research interests: My current research investigates genocide identity formation in the eastern DRC, and how social agents engage in atrocity with their own perceptions of past and ongoing experience. With a background in genocide studies I am interested in genocide theory, prevention, and historic case studies, especially in Africa. My general research interests reflect the intersections of genocide and peace studies: nonviolent responses to atrocity, violence and identity, climate violence, and genocide and British Empire.

PhD Title: Genocide Identity Formation in the First Congolese War (1996-1997)


Dr Fiona Macaulay and Dr David Harris


2014 Approaching Truth and Reconciliation: Revisiting the Truth Commission in the DRC , presented at University of Cape Town, South Africa,International Network of Genocide Scholars

2014 Responsibility to Protect: Post -genocide in the Democratic Republic of the Congo , presented at University of Bradford, Postgraduate ResearchConference

2012 Examining the Toxic Fruit of the Congolese Wars, H-Net (Book Review)

2012 Characterization and Dehumanization of Perpetrators and Victims: A Framework for Untangling Genocide in the Congo, presented at SanFrancisco State University, International Network of Genocide ScholarsConference

2012 Beyond Killing: Social Group Destruction as a Comprehensive Violation of Human Rights , presented at UVU Annual Martin Luther KingCommemoration

2012 America: The Purveyor of Silent Genocide, October 7th Committee “End War Abroad, End War at Home” demonstration, presented at Salt Lake City and County Building

2011 Fighting Atrocity: Rethinking the Connections between Gross Violations, Civil Resistance and Intervention, presented at Middle Tennessee State University, International Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Professional Activities:

2015-present Research Associate at John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies, University of Bradford, UK; Editor-in-Chief of the JEFCAS blog Debitores Sumus

2013-present Writer for blog Trans Conflict

2012-present Writer for online journal The Mormon Worker

2011-2012 Assistant Director of Peace and Justice Studies, Adjunct Lecturer of Peace and Justice Studies, Philosophy, History and Political Science, Utah Valley University, USA

2011-2012 Social Science Instructor Supervisor, Adjunct Lecturer of History and Political Science, The Art Institute of Salt Lake City, USA

2011 Grant for student fieldwork at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

2009 Conference Organizer, Genocide: Histories, Evils and Prevention, the Annual J. Bonner Ritchie Dialogue on Peaceand Justice, UVU

2007 Editor-in-chief, Crescat Scientia , UVU Journal of History and Political Science

2006-present Blog writer,


Member of the International network of Genocide Scholars since 2012

Webpage (linkedin, etc):

Twitter: @chrispdavey