Laura June Davis's teaching and research focus on American history through the long 19th century, with an emphasis on gender, identity, community, and the military. She is currently working on a dissertation that focuses on sabotage, irregular naval warfare, and masculinity during the Civil War.
Currently, Laura serves as a Got Your 6 mentor, a Certified UGA LGBT Resource Center Safe Space, and a Contributing Editor for The Civil War Monitor, a quarterly magazine. She also holds graduate and professional level certificates in Women's Studies, University Teaching, and Academic Advising.
Davis, Laura J. “Vexed Waters: Naval Guerrillas, Masculinity, And Mayhem Along The Lower Mississippi River, 1861-1865”. 2016: n. pag. Print.
Davis, Laura J. “Additional Text And Quotations”. The Civil War: A Visual History. Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2011. Web.
PhD, University of Georgia, 2016
MA-History, George Manson University, 2009
MS-Curriculum & Instruction, Texas-A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2007
BA-Cum Laude in History, Cornell University 2004
- Summer Doctoral Research Fellowship, UGA Graduate School, 2015
- Gregory Dissertation Completion Award, UGA History Department, 2015
- Gregory Graduate Student Research Award, UGA History Department, 2015
- Gregory Graduate Student Research Award, UGA History Department, 2014
- 2 Gregory Graduate Student Travel Awards, UGA History Department, 2014
- Dean's Award in Arts and Humanities, UGA Graduate School, 2014
- Vincent J. Dooley Graduate Research Award in History, University of Georgia, 2013
- Gregory Graduate Student Research Award, UGA History Department, 2013
- Graduate Research Award, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, 2013
- Gregory Graduate Student Research Award, UGA History Department, 2010
- Phi Alpha Theta, April 2007
- National Chancellor’s List, 2005
- Excellence in Teaching Award, UGA Graduate School, 2015
- Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, UGA Graduate School, 2011
- Blue Key Honor Society, 2012
- University of Georgia Rotary, Student Service Award, 2012
- Janice E. Arnett Graduate Scholarship, Kappa Delta Foundation, 2012