I am a museum marketing and communications manager, a freelance writer and editor, and an independent scholar. For a complete résumé of my education and work history, please see my LinkedIn page.
MA/Ph.D., American literature, Temple University. 2016.
- Dissertation: “Food and Pleasure in Modern American Literature”
- Women’s Studies Certification:
- Research interests: 20th century and contemporary American literature; food history, culture, and symbolism; feminist theory and women’s studies; art and aesthetic theory
B.A., magna cum laude, English, Rhodes College. 2003.
- Minors: art, French literature.
Popular and Trade Publications
- “Southern Discomfort.” Render: Feminist Food and Culture Quarterly No. 2. Fall 2014. Print and digital.
- “The Meat Market.” Render: Feminist Food and Culture Quarterly No. 1. Summer 2014. Print and digital.
- “Dining Alone on an Expense Account.” Graze Magazine No. 5. Spring 2014. Print.
- Posts authored by Sara Davis at Table Matters. Published by the Center for Cultural Outreach. Oct 2012 – July 2013. Online.
Guest for Q&A on “Hooked on Junk” episode of “The Stream” on Al Jazeera English. March 28, 2013.
- “Freshly Minted.” Culture: A Reader for Writers. Ed. John Mauk. Oxford University Press, 2013.
- “The Red Thing: Fabrics and Fetishism in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand.” Skin, Culture, and Psychoanalysis. Ed. Sheila L. Cavanaugh, Angela Failler, and Rachel Hurst. Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.
- “Dorito Magic: contemplating the chip in two contemporary texts.” Food! The Conference!, City University of New York Graduate Center, March 2011.
- “Rethinking the Word `Consumption.’” 2010 Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference, Alexandria VA, October 2010.
- “Conversations in the Kitchen: food, sex, and otherness in Chuang Hua’s Crossings.” Department of Romance Languages: Women, Home, and Nation: Public and Private Spaces, Binghamton University, March 2008.