Dr. Susan Gray Davis

Dr. Susan Davis

Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Professor Emerita
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Additional Campus Affiliations

  • Professor - EUI

Research Interests

  • Extensive field and archival research into festivals, tourism, parades, dance traditions, oral history, theme parks, commemorations, and historical performances.

Research Description

Susan G. Davis is a scholar of folklore and communication. Her research focuses on the significance of vernacular culture in every day life; the ethnography of commercial culture; the politics of culture and cultural research.Professor Davis's current research looks at the life and work of Gershon Legman (1917 -- 1999), social critic, folklorist of sex and historian of censorship.

 

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

Book Contributions

Davis, S Eros meets civilization: Gershon Legman confronts the post office Serpents in the Garden: Liaisons of Sex and Culture edited by Alexander Cockburn, edited by Jeffrey St. Clair. Eros meets civilization: Gershon Legman confronts the post office Edited by Alexander Cockburn, Edited by Jeffrey St. Clair, Oakland, CA AK Press 2004.
Davis, S Space jam: Media conglomerates build the entertainment city Gender, race, and class in media: A text-reader edited by Gail Dines, edited by Jean Humetz. Space jam: Media conglomerates build the entertainment city Edited by Gail Dines, Edited by Jean Humetz, Thousand Oaks, CA Sage Publications 2003.

Journal Articles

Davis, S Proverbial wisdom: Every dog shall have its day Qualitative Inquiry 9 2003, p. 822-827.