PhD in History, Emory University
Davis is a historian of ethnicity and immigration in the United States.
She is currently researching and writing about the immigrant experience and the immigration debate in the American South in the years between Reconstruction and the liberalization of American immigration policy in the 1960s. She focuses on the role that immigrants played in Atlanta’s development during the Jim Crow era, as an economically booming and racially segregated New South city.
She is an Associate Professor in the Department of History.
“Immigrant Atlanta: How Newcomers Have Enriched the City.” Perspectives on History, December 2015
Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition (New York University Press, 2012)
“Despised Merchandise: American Jewish Alcohol Entrepreneurs and Their Critics.” Chosen Capital: The Jewish Encounter with American Capitalism, Rebecca Kobrin, ed.(Rutgers University Press, 2012)