- First Name
- Amira Rose
- Last Name
- United States
- PA Pennsylvania
- Penn State University
- Website URL
- sports, race, gender, politics, black women, african american history
- Media Contact
- Additional Contact Information
- About Me
Amira Rose Davis is an Assistant Professor of History and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Penn State University. She holds a doctorate in History from Johns Hopkins University. Davis specializes in 20th Century American History with an emphasis on race, gender, sports and politics. She is currently working on her forthcoming book manuscript, “Can’t Eat a Medal”: The Lives and Labors of Black Women Athletes in the Age of Jim Crow.
Davis teaches classes on a variety of topics including African American History, 20th Century United States History, Women’s History, Sports History, Research Methods and Gender Theory.
Davis is a co-host of the Feminist sports podcast, Burn it All Down. She also is a recurring guest on NPR’s The Takeaway with Tanzina Vega. Davis has recently appeared on NPR’s Code Switch, Al Jazeera+, numerous podcasts and in YES! Magazine, The Nation and Vox, speaking about protest, politics and sports.
- Recent Publications
“No League of Their Own: Baseball, Black Women and the Politics of Representation,” Radical History Review, Issue 125, Duke University Press, May 2016
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- North America, United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- Modern, 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Children & Youth, Gender, Politics, Race, Sports, Women