- B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1979
- M.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1999
- Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2005
Areas of Interest
- Health Communication, with an emphasis on mental health, disability, aging, end-of-life communication, family communication, patient-provider communication, and group communication.
- Research Methods, with a an emphasis on narratives, ethnography, and autoethnography.
Dr. Davis has recently published:
Davis, C. S., Arnold, A., Jovanovic, S., & Mackie, C. T. (2020). Narrative inheritance: Reflections on Montgomery, Alabama’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Journal of Autoethnography.
Davis, C. S., Snider, M. J., King, L., Shukraft, A., Sonda, J. D., Hicks, L., & Irvin, L. (2019). A Time to Live and a Time to Die: Heterotopian Spatialities and Temporalities in a Pediatric Palliative Care Team. Health Communication,24(9), 931-941. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2018.1443262
Crane, J. L., & Davis, C. S. (2018). Child’s play: The role of play in mitigating the fear of death among Pediatric Palliative Care Team patients, families, and caregivers. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 4, 317-334.
She is also currently working on projects related to:
- Body politics and necropolitics, the way in which death or the threat of death is used as a tool for power, coercion, and control (Mbembe)
- Body politics in Magdalen Laundries in Ireland
- Body politics in the current U.S. political climate
- Social construction at end-of-life in eulogies, cemeteries, horror films, ghost hunting
- Communication Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods
- Health Humanities
- Health Communication
- Healthcare Narratives
- Health Communication Focus Groups
- Communication and Aging
- End-of-Life Communication