Selected Publications:

Writing from the Women’s Prison: Autobiographical Texts by Incarcerated Women (in progress)


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Lecturer of Women, Gender & Sexuality
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Women, Gender & Sexuality

105 Levering Hall

PO Box 400172

Charlottesville, VA 22904-4172


B.A., Eastern Illinois University

M.A., University of Florida

Ph.D., University of Florida



Amanda Davis received her Ph.D. in English, as well as a Ph.D. Concentration in Women’s Studies and Gender Research from the University of Florida, where she taught for eleven years prior to joining the WGS Program. Her areas of research include incarcerated women, women and poverty, transnational feminism, literature and theory by women of color, women’s autobiographies, and global violence against women. Her own work in these areas has been published in such journals as Frontiers, MELUS, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Feminist Theory, as well as a number of reference collections focused on African American literature and history.


Davis was awarded a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship as a graduate student, and was recognized as a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate for the state of Illinois. She was honored with the University of Florida's Calvin A. VanderWerf award in teaching. In 2014, she was an invited speaker for "The Best of UVA: A Collection of Unforgettable Lectures."  Her talk was entitled "On the Stones We Can Bring: Choosing Intention."


Office Hours: 

Office Hours Fall 2017: Thursday 10:30am-12:00 pm, by appointment

Faculty Type: 
Adjunct Faculty