Sociology & Anthropology

Christina DavisChristina Davis

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

 

Contact Info

Courses

  • ANTH 110 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 210 Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 380 Language and Culture
  • ANTH 419: Anthropological Theory

Areas of Specialization

Linguistic anthropology, education, conflict, media, youth, Tamil, Sri Lanka, and India

Publications

  • Davis, Christina P. (in progress) “Language in Conflict: Ethnic Minority Youth during the Sri Lankan Civil War.” Book Manuscript.
  • Davis, Christina P. 2018 (in press). “Muslims in Sri Lankan Language Politics: A Study of Tamil- and English-Medium Education.” Special Issue. International Journal of the Sociology of Language.
  • LaDousa, Chaise and Christina P. Davis. 2018 (in press). “Introduction: The Changing Relationships between Language and Schooling in India and Sri Lanka: Language Medium Matters.” Special Issue. International Journal of the Sociology of Language.
  • Davis, Christina. 2017 (in press). Review of Das, S. (2016) Linguistic Rivalries: Tamil Migrants and Anglo-Franco Conflicts. New York: Oxford University Press. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.
  • Davis, Christina P. 2015. “Speaking Conflict: Ideological Barriers to Bilingual Policy Implementation in Civil War Sri Lanka.” Anthropology & Education Quarterly 46 (2): 95-112.
  • Davis, Christina P. 2014. “Voicing Conflict: Moral Evaluation and Responsibility in a Sri Lankan Muslim Family’s Conversations.” Language & Communication 39:1-13.
  • Davis, Christina P. 2013. “Locating Voicing: Multilingualism, Ethnic Conflict, and the Configuration of Difference among Sri Lankan Muslims.” Tilburg Papers in Culture Studies. University of Tilburg. Paper # 62.
  • Davis, Christina P. 2012. “Is Jaffna Tamil the Best?” Producing ‘Legitimate’ Language in a Multilingual Sri Lankan School. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 22 (2):197-218.
  • 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.
  • Davis, Christina P., and Grant P. Upson. 2005. “Spectatorship, Fandom, and Nationalism in the South Asian Diaspora: the ’03 Cricket World Cup.” In Sport in South Asian Society Past and Present, with an Introduction by Dipesh Chakrabarty. Boria Majumdar and J.A. Mangam, eds., pp. 295-313. London: Routledge.

Organizational Memberships/Affiliations

American Anthropological Association; Society for Linguistic Anthropology; Council on Anthropology and Education; American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies.

 

Dr. Davis joined the department in 2012.