Clay DavisI am a PhD candidate in sociology and Mellon Cluster Fellow in science studies at Northwestern University. I study the way experts
—both lay and credentialed
—construct their credibility and resolve epistemic conflicts. In particular, I am attuned to the way these actors use and revise methodological tools like randomized controlled trials (see my paper in Social Studies of Science) and meta-analysis (as I explore in my dissertation) in service of these goals.