Deborah Davis

Professor of Sociology, Yale University

Wellesley College, BA; Harvard University, MA; Boston University, PhD

Professor Deborah Davis’ primary interests are inequality and stratification, contemporary Chinese society, and methods of fieldwork. In addition to teaching at Yale, she runs a summer fieldwork seminar where Yale students work collaboratively with students from Hong Kong and China, investigating such topics as transformations of childhood consumption, changing concepts of privacy and property rights, and interaction of household and village level resources for predicting school attendance in rural provinces. Davis is the author or editor of 10 books, is currently a Trustee of the Yale China Association, serves as Associate Editor of The Journal of Asian Studies, and is on the editorial board of The China Quarterly and The China Review.