The University of Georgia, Department of History
Welcome Graduate Undergraduate People Resources Events Contributions Workshops
Christina L. Davis

African American Education; 19th Century American History; Women's History

Graduate Student
M. A. S. S., Florida A & M University, 2003

[Download CV]

Christina's dissertation explores intersections of race, gender, and educational access from the perspective of women who lived, taught, and formed relationships with black and white southerners between 1861 and 1877. "Reconstructing Black Education: Teachers' Impact on Student Learning in the Post-bellum South" disentangles the history of women teachers in the post-bellum South from the misconceptions that have clouded prescriptive views of nineteenth-century women, teaching as a profession, and the benefits of traditional education for southern black people. Also underway, a joint project with English Professor Barbara McCaskill recovers the civil rights activism of photographer, actor, and cinematographer Joseph Richardson Jones whose life points to the early roots of the civil rights movement.

Research and Teaching Interests

[African American]
[Gender & Sexuality]
[U.S. 19th & 20th Century]
[U.S. South]
[Women's History]


"Reconstructing Black Education: Teachers' Impact on Student Learning in the Post-bellum South," supervised by Dr. Ronald E. Butchart (In Progress)

Selected Publications

"J. Richardson Jones," New Georgia Encyclopedia (forthcoming)

"W. E. B. Du Bois; Ida B. Wells; Liberia," Encyclopedia of Jim Crow (2008) More Info

"Robin D. G. Kelley," Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature (2008)

Honors and Awards

Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education, Spencer Foundation (2009)

2nd Annual Scholars Day Award, Institute for African American Studies (2009)

Linda Piper Award, UGA History Department, Presented for study abroad in Ghana (2006)

Award for Study Abroad in Ghana, UGA Franklin College (2006)

Phelps-Stokes Graduate Fellowship, University of Georgia (2010-11)

Courses Taught

HIST2112: U.S. History 1865 to Present [Syllabus]

HIST3102: Modern African American Experience [Syllabus]


People by Name

All People

Faculty (alpha)

Faculty (field)

Grad Students (alpha)

Grad Students (field)


Professors Emeritus

People by Field


African American

Ancient & Medieval



Cultural & Intellectual

Early America

Environment & Agriculture

Europe-Early Modern


Film and History

Gender & Sexuality

Imperialism & Colonialism

Latin America & Caribbean

Middle East

Native American

Political & Legal



U.S. South

U.S. 19th & 20th Century

War and Diplomacy

Women's History






></tr><tr> </tr><tr>
<td colspan=
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Department of History