Dana-ain Davis
Associate Professor, M.P.H., Ph.D.  Graduate Center, City University of New York.  Urban anthropology, gender, race, public policy, participatory action research, Black Studies, feminist theory.


Associate Professor Dana-ain Davis received her PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center in anthropology in 2001. Before coming to Queens College in 2007, she was Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of the Global Black Studies Program at SUNY/Purchase.

Davis' areas of specialization include black studies, family and sexual violence, reproductive rights, poverty and welfare policy, and women's studies. She has published one book, Battered Black Women and Welfare Reform, as well as a number of articles on women and welfare policy. She is President-elect of the Association of Black Anthropologists, Executive Director of the ADCO Foundation, Board Chair of the New York Foundation, and serves as a consultant to a number of foundations that fund projects involving women's issues.

Professor Davis serves as Associate Chair for Graduate Studies.

Davis Curriculum Vitae 

Selected Publications:

"No Beached Whales", Souls, April-June 2009
"The Politics of Reproduction: The Troubling Case of Nadya Suleman and Assisted Reproductive Technology", Transforming Anthropology, 2009


Office: Powdermaker Hall Rm. 250
Telephone: (718) 997-5136
Email: dana.davis1@qc.cuny.edu

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