Wellesley College, BA; Harvard University, MA; Boston University, PhD
Visiting in March 2014
Professor Davis’ primary interests are historical and comparative sociology, inequality and stratification, contemporary Chinese society, and methods of fieldwork. 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 Yunnan. Her most recent book is Creating Wealth and Poverty in China. She teaches courses at Yale on Civic Life in Modern China and Wealth & Poverty in Modern China.