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Nancy Davis

  • Associate Professor
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  • Faculty
  • 312-362-5852


Nancy Davis received her PhD in History from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a BA in History from Bryn Mawr College. Her doctoral work examined the relationship between the African-American community and the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit in the first half of the twentieth century. Since then, Dr. Davis has published extensively on the rubbing of Catholicism and African-American life and protest. She has also developed an interest in African-American social institutions historically and written on the impact of segregation and integration on the viability of black community life. This interest has been deepened by recent study in post-traumatic slave syndrome and the telling of African-American life and she plans to write on how the notion of PTSS alters how one teaches African-American history. She is a member of the SCPS Resi​dent Faculty.