Amira Rose Davis
314 Weaver Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-4134
I am an Assistant Professor of History and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Penn State University where she specializes in 20th Century American History with an emphasis on race, gender, sports and politics. She is currently working on her book manuscript, “Can’t Eat a Medal”: The Lives and Labors of Black Women Athletes in the Age of Jim Crow which traces the long history of black women’s athletic labor and symbolic representation. Additionally, Davis provides sports commentary and opinion writing for public venues such as NPR, ESPN, CBC and BBC and is the co-host of the feminist sports podcast, Burn It All Down.
“No League of Their Own: Baseball, Black Women and the Politics of Representation,” Radical History Review, Issue 125, May 2016
“On the Courts of Druid Hill: Lucy Diggs Slowe and the Rise of Organized Black Tennis” in Baltimore Sports History: Stories from Charm City, ed. Daniel Nathan. Sport, Culture, and Society Series, University of Arkansas Press, August 2016