Christopher Fariss

Christopher Fariss is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He is a core faculty member of the Social Science Korea Human Rights Forum and the recipient of over $3.1 million in research funding. He earned his B.A. in Political Science, B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting, and M.S. in Political Science from the University of North Texas and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.

His core research interest is in the politics of human rights, discrimination, violence, and repression.

Representative Publications

Shakya, Holly B., et al. “Social Network Clustering of Sexual Violence Experienced by Adolescent Girls.” American Journal of Epidemiology (2017).

Fariss, Christopher J. “Are Things Really Getting Better? How to Validate Latent Variable Models of Human Rights.” British Journal of Political Science (2017): 1-8.

Bond, Robert M., et al. “Social Endorsement Cues and Political Participation.” Political Communication (2016): 1-21.

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