Associate Professor, English

Faculty Scholar, Center for the Study of Diversity

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716


Emily S. Davis is associate professor of English at the University of Delaware. Her research interests include genre, globalization, race, and gender, with articles published in the journals Camera Obscura, Genders, College Literature, Textual Practice, and various edited collections. Her first book, Rethinking the Romance Genre: Global Intimacies in Contemporary Literary and Visual Culture, appeared in 2013. Her current book project examines the ways in which creative writers, activists, and theorists from Africa and South Asia conceptualize human rights beyond a Western, nation-state based framework. At UD, she has been active in revising general education requirements such as the FYE/FYS and the Multicultural Requirement to strengthen the university’s intellectual engagement with diversity.