Coralynn V. Davis
Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Anthropology
2A Marts Hall
Coralynn V. Davis is associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Anthropology. Professor Davis has a B.A. from Wesleyan, M.A. and a Ph.D. from Michigan University at Ann Arbor. Professor Davis is interested in and has conducted research on Women's and Gender Studies, Anthropology, Feminist Theory/Method, Transnational Studies, Women and Development, Expressive Practices (folklore), South Asia, and Nepal.
- WMST 150 (Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies)
- WMST 220 (Introduction to Feminist Theory in Practice)
- WMST 251 (Women and Development)
- WMST 270 (Gender in Culture, Power in Identity)
- CAPS 431 (Women and the Penal System)
- WMST/ANTH 273 (Women Writing Culture)
Selected publications:"Talking Tools, Suffering Servants, and Defecating Men: The Power of Storytelling in Maithil Women's Tales." /Journal of American Folklore/ (2009) vol. 122 (485): 267-296.
"Im/possible Lives: Gender, Class, Self-Fashioning, and Affinal Solidarity in Modern South Asia. /Social Identities/: /Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture /(2009) vol. 15 (2): 243-272.
"Pond-Women Revelations: The Subaltern Registers in Maithil Women's Expressive Forms." /Journal of American Folklore/ (2008) vol. 121 (481):286-318.
"Can Developing Women Create Primitive Art? and Other Questions of Value, Meaning and Identity in the Circulation of Janakpur Art." /Tourist Studies/ (2007) vol. 7 (2): 193-223.
"'Listen, Rama's Wife!': Maithil Women's Perspectives and Practices in the Festival of /Sa-ma--akeva-/." /Asian Folklore Studies /(2005) vol. 64 (1): 1-38.
"Feminist Tigers and Patriarchal Lions: Rhetorical Strategies and Instrument Effects in the Struggle for Definition and Control over Development in Nepal." /Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism /(2003) vol. 3 (2): 204-249.