Elizabeth “Jordie” Davies is a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago, studying American political behavior. Her research interests include Black politics, social movements, political participation, and political communication. Her research focuses on the influence of social movements and new media on political attitudes and participation.
Jordie’s dissertation, "From Adherents to Activists: The Process of Social Movement Mobilization" examines the modes of social movement support and their participatory outcomes, breaking down the various paths to political activism in contemporary racial justice movements.
Jordie is committed to diversity in higher education as evidenced through her work as a preceptor in the UChicago Mellon Mays Summer Research Training Program, guiding under-represented minority undergrads as they develop social science and political theory research proposals. In addition, Jordie served for two years on UChicago GRAD's Diversity Advisory Board, where she advised administrators on improving departmental and university-wide diversity efforts.
Jordie also enjoys writing about public policy. She has worked as a K-12 Education Policy Intern at The Century Foundation and as a Graduate Fellow at The Black Youth Project.
Jordie holds a Master of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. She received a BA in Political Science from Emory University, in Atlanta, GA, with a minor in Educational Studies.