Heath Fogg Davis
Heath Fogg Davis (Ph.D. in Politics, Princeton University, 1998) is Associate Professor of Political Science. His teaching and research examines individual and collective identity in contexts such as democratic political systems, administrative and anti-discrimination law, urban public space, public transportation, and family formation. Prior to joining the Temple faculty, Davis was an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the groundbreaking James Weldon Johnson Institute Working Group on Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Civil Rights: the first U.S. working group bringing together activists and scholars to explore convergences and divergences between the African American civil rights movement and the Black LGBT civil rights movement. Davis’s current book project Sex Classification and (Trans)gender Discrimination interrogates sex classification in education, public accommodations, sports, and government policy, offering concrete policy solutions as to when and where such classifications are necessary or should be eliminated. A few of his publications include “Sex Classification Policies as Transgender Discrimination: An Intersectional Critique” (Perspectives on Politics), “Theorizing Black Lesbians within Black Feminist Theory: A Critique of Same-Race Street Harassment” (Politics and Gender), “The Political Geography of Whites Adopting Black Children in the United States” (Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges), and The Ethics of Transracial Adoption (Cornell, 2002). Davis extends his academic and pedagogical commitments to community spaces, collaborating with and advocating for marginalized communities. He is a board member of the Leeway Foundation, and has been an organizer of the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference and the Trans Masculine Advocacy Network.
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