Brandon R. Davis is a native of Alabama. He earned an M.S.W. from Alabama A&M University and an M.A. in Women's Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from The University of Alabama. Brandon is a former Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University. His research focuses on American Politics and Public Policy, Race and Ethnicity, and Law and Society. Brandon is interested in normative and empirical approaches to institutions, participation, and criminal justice.