Amira Rose Davis is a Ph.D. Candidate in History where she focuses on the twentieth Century United States. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “’Watch What We Do’: The Politics and Possibilities of Black Women’s Athletics in the Twentieth Century, “examines the intellectual and institutional development of recreational, competitive and professional sporting opportunities for black women in the Jim Crow and Civil Rights Era.

Davis has previously taught courses in 20th century U.S. History, African-American History, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She will serve as a Dean’s Teaching Fellow in the Spring of 2016 when she will teach her upper-level undergraduate seminar entitled, “National Pastimes: Sports in American History”.

Davis’s article “No League of Their Own: Black Women Baseball Players and the Politics of Representation” is forthcoming from the Radical History Review (Spring 2016).


Main Advisor: Professor Walters, Professor Connolly