Davis joined the National Museum of American History, Behring Center in 2007 as a curator in the division of Home and Community Life. She has served on the curatorial teams for the 2008 exhibition Barriers to Bridges: Asian American Immigration After Exclusion, the 2009 exhibition Creating Hawai ‘i and the future permanent exhibition, American Enterprise, focusing on the history of American business and innovation. Prior to joining the museum’s staff, Davis served as the deputy director and chief curator of the Maryland Historical Society, assistant director in the Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, and director of The Octagon Museum. Davis has a Ph.D. in American Studies from George Washington University, an M.A.T. in Museum Education, George Washington University, an M.A. (all but thesis) Art History, State University of New York at New Paltz, and a B.A. in English from Russell Sage College.
Presenter for the Following Session
- ARCHIVE: From Where I Stand: A Closer Look at Understanding Immigration/Migration Experiences in the United States
In this session for educators and their students, we’ll focus on something as seemingly simple as pairs of shoes and learn about the stories they tell. From fashion to tradition and work to play, each pair of shoes tells a story that offers perspective into the history of the American people.