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Christina DavisChristina Davis

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2011
Assistant Professor of Anthropology


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  • ANTH 110 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 380 Language and Culture
  • ANTH 419: Anthropological Theory

Areas of Specialization

Linguistic Anthropology, South Asia, Social Inequality, Conflict, Education


  • Acts of Reception and Evaluation: The Circulation of the Ethnographer’s Transcripts.” Paper Delivered, American Anthropological Associations Annual Meetings. Chicago, IL. 11/2013.
  • 2012. “Is Jaffna Tamil the Best?” Producing “Legitimate” Language in a Multilingual Sri Lankan School. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 197-218.
  • “Locating Voicing: Multilingualism, Ethnic Conflict and the Configuration of Difference among Sri Lankan Muslims.” Paper delivered, Language and Super-diversity: Explorations and Interrogations. Helsinki, Finland. 6/2013.
  • “Is Jaffna Tamil the Best? Ideologies of Legitimate Language and Sociolinguistic Disjuncture in a Multilingual Sri Lankan School.” Paper delivered, American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Montreal, Canada. 11/2011.
  • “School Segregation and Conflict: Evaluating Sinhala and Tamil as Second Language Policies in Sri Lankan Schools.” Paper delivered, Tamil Studies Conference, Toronto, Canada. 5/2011.
  • “The Voices of Others: Configuring Stance, Conflict, and Difference in Sri Lanka.” Paper delivered, Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, LA. 11/2010.
  • “A Cosmopolitan Kandy: The Discursive Construction of Difference among Sri Lankan Tamil-Speaking Adolescents.” Paper delivered, Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 10/ 2010.
  • Davis, Christina P., and Grant P. Upson. 2005. Spectatorship, Fandom, and Nationalism in the South Asian Diaspora: the ’03 Cricket World Cup. International Journal of the History of Sport. 21:3/4.

Organizational Memberships/Affiliations

American Anthropological Association; Society for Linguistic Anthropology; American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies


Dr. Davis joined the department in 2012.