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Affiliated Department or Office
Humanities and Arts
PhD The George Washington University 2018
MA Dartmouth College 2009
BA University of Vermont with Honors 2005

Dr. Lindsay Davis is a broadly trained interdisciplinary historian whose research interrogates the gendered, racial, and cultural foundations of the American prison state. Her current book project, "Lessons in Captivity: A Cultural History of Gender and Criminality During the Transitional Carceral Era, 1930-1973," examines the cultural coverage of women prisoners - in "real life" and in film - in an era preceding mass incarceration. In the classroom, Dr. Davis teaches a variety of courses on late 19th and 20th century American social, cultural, and legal history and seeks to incorporate a diverse set of sources and voices.