Christina Davis is from Hillsboro, a small town in North Alabama. She received a B.S. in Psychology and a Master of Applied Social Science from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Now a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Georgia, Christina completed courses to receive a Women’s Studies Certificate in 2011, and will earn her Ph.D. in the spring of 2013. Christina joined the SSU faculty in the fall of 2012 to teach courses in Africana Studies and History. She has also taught at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, and at the University of Georgia. Christina strives to connect with students as colleagues as well as pupils within and outside of the classroom to foster camaraderie and a spirit of learning among students.
Christina’s research explores the experiences of Reconstruction-era teachers in southern black schools. She studies women teachers’ lives as individuals to develop a more detailed understanding of the responsibilities associated with teaching freed people. Currently, Christina collaborates with Dr. Barbara McCaskill to recover the civil rights activism of Joseph Richardson Jones.