Associate Professor of English and Gender & Sexuality Studies
- University Hall Room 307
Nick Davis is an Associate Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies and English, and current Director of Graduate Studies in Gender & Sexuality Studies. His research focuses primarily on commercial narrative cinema in the U.S. and elsewhere, especially from queer and feminist vantages. His book The Desiring-Image (Oxford UP, 2013) offers a new theorization of queer cinema since the late 1980s, incorporating elements of Deleuzian philosophy, queer theory, and close study of multiple films and filmmakers. He has published in GLQ, Camera Obscura, Journal of American Drama and Theatre, and several edited collections, on topics ranging from black feminist cinema to Mexican bromances to James Baldwin's plays to Pixar's The Incredibles. His courses in Gender & Sexuality Studies include "Introducing Queer Cinema," "Advanced Seminar in Women Filmmakers," Advanced Seminar in Cinema & Sex," "Introduction to Sexual Subjects," and "Futuresex" at the undergraduate level and "Queer Theory" at the graduate level.