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Sara Davis
Philadelphia, PA

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

Invited Appearances

Guest for Q&A on “Hooked on Junk” episode of “The Stream” on Al Jazeera English. March 28, 2013.

Scholarly Publications

Scholarly Presentations

  • “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.

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