Ph.D., Emory University, 2006
Marni Davis studies and teaches American history, Jewish history, and the history of ethnicity and immigration in the United States. She is especially interested in the experiences of immigrants who settled in the American South.
Davis is the author of Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition (New York University Press, 2012), which explores American Jews’ relation to alcohol production and their attitudes toward alcohol consumption during the years of the national prohibition movement’s rise and fall. Her article, "'No Whisky Amazons in the Tents of Israel': American Jews and the Gilded-Age Temperance Movement," was published in the journal American Jewish History in September 2008. Her essay on the development of an anti-Semitic strain within the American prohibition movement will appear in a collection on the historical encounter between Jews and American capitalism in 2012.
Marni Davis received her Ph.D from Emory University in 2006, and taught there for a year before joining the faculty at Georgia State. She has been the recipient of scholarly awards from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, the American Jewish Archives, and the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. Dr. Davis is an affiliate faculty member with the Jewish Studies Program at Georgia State University, an interdisciplinary program designed to introduce students to the history and practices of Jewish communities around the world.
In addition to teaching the U.S. history survey (2110) and Introduction to Historical Studies (3000), Dr. Davis regularly offers upper-level undergraduate courses on immigration and ethnicity in American history (4225), modern global Jewish history (3680), and a graduate seminar that introduces students to scholarly trends in U.S. historiography (7010).