Dr. Maxine Davis serves as an Assistant Professor and holds the title of Chancellor’s Scholar for Inclusive Excellence in Intimate Partner Violence Prevention & Intervention at Rutgers University School of Social Work. Dr. Davis is a second-generation activist who is passionate about discovering how to end violence perpetration in romantic and intimate relationships. She primarily studies people who act abusively and interventions that are designed to help them change. As a scholar of intimate partner violence and abuse (IPV/A), she is particularly focused on interventions, outside of the criminal system, to assist Black and Latino men in ending abusive behaviors in their romantic relationships.
A significant majority of my published studies and work in progress purposefully utilizes a community-engaged research approach, which I view as a gold-standard in centering the voices of historically oppressed populations in contemporary research.