Professor Dána-Ain Davis Named Co-Editor of New Feminist Anthropology Journal

Graduate Center Professor Dana Ain-Davis
Dána-Ain Davis

Professor Dána-Ain Davis (GC/Queens; Anthropology, Psychology/Urban Studies), who directs The Graduate Center’s M.A. Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, was named the co-editor of Feminist Anthropology, the first journal from the Association of Feminist Anthropology (AFA).
The AFA was founded more than 30 years ago and is a section of the American Anthropological Association. Davis’ “work on reproductive justice is at the forefront of feminist interrogations about the biopolitics of race and class,” the AFA said in its announcement. Her “impressive publication record is a model of the intersection of feminist ethnography and activism.”
Davis will be editing the journal with Sameena Mulla of Marquette University. Both will serve for a period of three years.
“My co-editor and I are most looking forward to publishing cutting-edge pieces,” Davis said. “We are absolutely ecstatic that the journal will also have a section titled ‘Art Matters,’ which will feature poetry, art, short stories, etc.”
Davis is the author of Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth and the co-author of Feminist Ethnography: Thinking through Methodologies, Challenges, and Possibilities, among other publications. She has served as the co-editor of Transforming Anthropology, the journal of the Association of Black Anthropologists; co-chair of NARAL-NY; and president of the Association of Black Anthropologists. Last year she was appointed by New York Governor Cuomo to the Governor’s Maternal Mortality Taskforce.

Submitted on: SEP 18, 2019

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