David J. Knight

David Knight
JHD Initiative Fellow and Project Lead, Columbia University

Knight is co-lead of the justice work stream in the Justice, Health, and Democracy (JHD) Impact Initiative. He also co-convenes JHD’s Justice Network composed of leading scholars, advocates and practitioners who work on matters of justice in the United States. David is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Chicago (PhD expected June 2022).

His research lies at the intersection between mass incarceration, race and ethnicity, and social movements, with a focus on how imprisonment shapes Black political thought and action.