Reproduction in the Afterlife of US Slavery

Dána-Ain Davis is Professor of Urban Studies and Anthropology and director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate Center in New York. Davis’ work covers two broad domains: Black feminist ethnography and the dynamics of race and racism. With regard to the former, Davis has co-edited or co-authored two books on feminist ethnography with Christa Craven, reasserting the importance of feminist ethnographic production as a fundamental anthropological intervention. The most recent being Feminist Ethnography: Thinking Through Methodologies, Challenges and Possibilities (2016). Davis also examines the ways race and racism animate neoliberalism and reproduction. This foci has resulted in one co-edited volume with Shaka McGlotten, Black Genders and Sexualities(2013) and two single authored books Battered Black Women and Welfare Reform: Between a Rock and Hard Place (2006) and the recently published Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth (2019).