Specializations / Research Interest(s)
- Extensive field and archival research into festivals, tourism, parades, dance traditions, oral history, theme parks, commemorations, and historical performances.
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.
- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
- Davis, S.. "Eros meets civilization: Gershon Legman confronts the post office." Serpents in the Garden: Liaisons of Sex and Culture. Ed. Alexander Cockburn and 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. Ed. Gail Dines and Jean Humetz. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2003.
- Davis, S.. "Proverbial wisdom: Every dog shall have its day." Qualitative Inquiry 9 (2003): 822-827.