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Heath Fogg Davis

Email: hfd@temple.edu

Website: heathfoggdavis.com

Phone: 267-701-3246

Address: Temple University, Dept. of Political Science, 409 Gladfelter Hall, 1115 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6089

Employment

  • Associate Professor of Political Science, Temple University. 2005–present
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2005
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1999–2005
  • Visiting Scholar in Political Science, University of Chicago. 2001–2002

Education

  • PhD in Politics, Princeton University. 1998
  • AB in Government, magna cum laude, Harvard University. 1993

Teaching + Research Interests

  • Discrimination law; the politics of race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, and class; feminist, queer, race and trans theory, African American political thought; democratic political theory; Feminist bioethics; social justice movements and social change

Publications

BOOKS

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

  • “Why the ‘Transgender’ Bathroom Controversy Should Make us Rethink Sex-Segregated Public Bathrooms.” Politics, Groups & Identities (forthcoming).
  • “Sex Classification Policies as Transgender Discrimination: An Intersectional Critique.” Perspectives on Politics 12, no. 1 (2014): 45–60.
  • “Theorizing Black Lesbians within Black Feminist Theory: A Critique of Same-Race Street Harassment.” Politics & Gender 2 (2006): 57–76.
  • “The Racial Retreat of Contemporary Political Theory.” Perspectives on Politics 1, no. 3 (2003): 555–64.
  • “Navigating Race in the Market for Human Gametes.” Hastings Center Report 31, no. 5 (2001): 13–21.

PEER-REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS

  • “Single-Sex Education and Checking a Male or Female Box to get into College” in LGBTQ Politics: A Reader: A Critical Reader, edited by Marla Brettshcneider, Susan Burgess, and Cricket Keating. New York: New York University Press, 2017.
  • “The Political Geography of Whites Adopting Black Children in the United States.” In Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges, edited by Françoise Baylis and Carolyn McLeod. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • “Navigating Race in the Market for Human Gametes.” In Genetics: Science, Ethics and Public Policy, edited by Thomas Shannon, 115-30. Chicago: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.
  • “Racial Navigation: Imagining Nondiscrimination in Adoption.” In Adoption Matters: Philosophical and Feminist Essays, edited by Charlotte Witt and Sally Haslanger, 247–64. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004.

ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Why Testosterone Ranges Should Replace Sex-Segregation in Title IX Sports.” The Gender Policy Report (Aug. 22, 2017).
  • “How We’re Redefining Gender in the 21st Century,” Op-Ed, CNN.com (Aug. 1,2017).
  • “Let’s Delete Sex from Birth Certificates,” Aeon Magazine (May 31, 2017).
  • “What the Trump Administration doesn’t get about Bathroom Access,” Op-Ed, CNN.com (Feb.23, 2017).
  • “An Argument for Reviving the Pragmatism in Early Critical Race Feminist Theory.” Contemporary Political Theory 1, no.15 (2016): 98–105.
  • “The Signs and Boxes Tell Us So: On Sex-Classification Policies.” Op-Ed, The Feminist Wire, November 13, 2014.
  • “Race in America.” Perspectives on Politics 10, no. 3 (2012): 752–54.
  • “Racial Intimacy and Racial Politics: Adoption in the U.S. and Brazil.” National Political Science Review 9 (2003): 76–86.
  • “A Race-Conscious Argument for Transracial Adoption.” Boston University Public Interest Law Journal 6, no. 2 (1997): 385–408.
  • “An Argument Against Ahistorical ‘Difference’ in Feminist Political Theory.” Circles: The Buffalo Women’s Journal of Law and Social Policy 4 (1996): 2–9.

BOOK REVIEWS

  • “Review of Gender Nonconformity and the Law, by Kimberly Yuracko. Perspectives on Politics (forthcoming).
  • Review of We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity, by Tommie Shelby. Perspectives on Politics 4, no. 3 (2006): 578–79.
  • Review of Along Racial Lines: Consequences of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, by David Michael Hudson. The Law and Politics Book Review 9, no. 2 (1999).

Awards + Fellowships

  • Eleanor Hofkin Award for Outstanding Teaching, Temple University, College of Liberal Arts. 2017.
  • Summer Research Award, Temple University. 2017, 2015.
  • Provost’s Teaching Academy Fellowship, Temple University. 2013
  • Betty Nesvold Award: Best Paper on Women and Politics, Western Political Science Association.  2012
  • Leadership Academy Fellowship, Temple University, 2007–2008
  • Dr. Brenda Pfaehler Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring, TRIO Support Services, University of Wisconsin. 2004
  • Faculty Research Award, Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2004, 2003, 1999
  • Faculty Research Award, Institute on Race and Ethnicity, University of Wisconsin. 2002
  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Chicago. 2001–2002
  • Cornell Young Scholar Award, Program on Ethics and Public Life. 2000
  • Race and Democracy in the Americas Fellowship, Ford Foundation. 2000–2005
  • Summer Institute Faculty Fellowship, Law and Society Association. 1999
  • Anna Julia Cooper Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1998–1999
  • Christabel Pankhurst/Miss Ella Baker Award for Women and Politics Research. 1998

Invited Talks (selection)

  • “Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?” Women and Society Seminar. Columbia University. New York, NY. Nov. 2016.
  • “Sex-Classification Policies and Transgender Discrimination.” Law and Society Reading Group. Drexel Law School. Philadelphia, PA. Mar. 2016.
  • “Male or Female? A Liberal Argument Against Sex-Marked Identity Documents.” Bernard Mayes LGBTQ Lecture Series. University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA. Jan. 2016.
  • “Sex-Classification in Health Care Administration: Transgender, Intersex and Genderqueer Perspectives.” John Grant Endowed Lecture in Health Care Ethics. Loyola University. Chicago, IL. Oct. 2014.
  • Gender Inspection in Public Transit: Transgender Identity and the Race-Class Politics of a Moving Urban Place.” Reed College. Portland, OR. Mar. 2013.
  • “Race and Gender Identity Discrimination in Public Transit: The Philadelphia Trans Pass Case.” James Weldon Johnson Institute Working Group on the Civil Rights Movement and the Black LGBT Rights Movement. Emory University. Atlanta, GA. Dec. 2011.
  • Mobility, Marginalization, and Public Transit.” Social Science Research Council/Mellon Foundation Distinguished Faculty Lecture. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. Feb. 2011.
  • “Marginalization, Mobility, and Public Transit.” Political Theory Workshop. Temple University. Philadelphia, PA. Apr. 2010.
  • Wiping Out and Keeping Going: My Academic Career Thus Far.” Keynote Address. Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Summer Conference. Oberlin College. Oberlin, OH. May 2009.
  • “How Black Women Structure America: A Future for Black Feminist Political Theory.” Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD. Oct. 2007.
  • “Transracial Adoption and the Law.” Boston University School of Law. Boston, MA. Mar. 2006
  • “A Black Feminist Critique of Same-Race Street Harassment.” Political Theory Workshop. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. Sep. 2005.
  • “A Black Feminist Critique of Same-Race Street Harassment.” Black Civil  Society in American Political Life Conference. Temple University. Philadelphia, PA. Sep. 2005.
  • “The Allure of a Black Conservative Disposition.” Workshop on Gender and Politics. MIT. Cambridge, MA. Feb. 2004.
  • “Contemporary Bi-racial and Multi-racial Identities in the United States.” University Summer Forum: A Multicultural Society, American Ethnic Identity. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI. Jul. 2003.
  • “She Works Hard for the Money?: Addressing Employment Discrimination in Paid Egg Donation.” Feminism and Legal Theory Workshop. Cornell Law School. Ithaca, NY. Nov. 2000.
  • “Racial Randomization: Addressing State-Sponsored Racial Discrimination in Adoption.” Feminism and Law Workshop. University of Toronto School of Law. Toronto, Canada. Sep. 2000.
  • “Black Conservatism and the 2000 Presidential Campaigns.” Center for the Humanities. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI. Aug. 2000.
  • “Navigating Race in the Market for Human Gametes.” Program on Ethics and Public Life. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. Apr. 2000.

Conference Presentations (selection)

  • “Checking a Sex Box to Get into College: Single-Sex College Admissions.” American Political Science Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA. Aug. 2016.
  • LGBTQ Politics Roundtable. Western Political Science Association Conference. Las Vegas, NV. Apr. 2015.
  • “Sex-Classification Policies as Transgender Discrimination: An Intersectional Critique.” Perspectives on Politics Author Panel. American Political Science Association. Washington, DC. Aug. 2014.
  • “The Transgender Politics of the Netflix Series, Orange is the New Black,” American Political Science Association. Washington, DC. Aug. 2014.
  • “Imagining Queer Futures,” American Political Science Association. Washington, DC. Aug. 2014.
  • “Radical Politics and Education.” Western Political Science Association. Seattle, WA. Apr. 2014.
  • “Gender Intelligibility Inspection as Transgender Discrimination: An Intersectional Critique of Sex Classification Policies.” American Political Science Association Conference. Chicago, IL. Sep. 2013.
  • “A Rosa Parks in Philadelphia: Incorporating Transgender Discrimination into a Black Civil Rights Agenda.” American Political Science Association Conference. Chicago, IL. Sep. 2013.
  • Transitioning While Teaching.” Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference. Philadelphia, PA. Jun. 2013.
  • “Decolonizing Political Theory.” Canadian Political Science Association Conference. Edmonton, Canada. Jun. 2012.
  • “Gender Inspection in Public Transit: Transgender Identity and the Race-Class Politics of a Moving Urban Place.” Western Political Science Association Conference. Portland, OR. Mar. 2012.
  • “Transgender Political Science?: A Roundtable Discussion on the Whats, Hows, and Whos of the Research.” American Political Science Association Conference. Seattle, WA. Sep. 2011.
  • “National Transgender Panel: A Discussion.” (panel chair) Equality Forum. Philadelphia, PA. Apr. 2011.
  • “Contours of Black Political Thought.” American Political Science Association Conference. Chicago, IL. Sep. 2007.
  • “Dynamic Intersection: Lessons from Canadian Discrimination Law.” Western Political Science Association Conference. Las Vegas, NV. Mar. 2007.
  • “Blacks in Political Theory.” American Political Science Association Conference.  Philadelphia, PA. Sep. 2006.
  • “Roundtable on Gender and Black Politics.” National Association of Black Political Scientists Conference. Atlanta, GA. Mar. 2006.
  • “Black Feminism as Meta-Ideology: Black Feminism Meets Black Conservatism?” American Political Science Association Conference. Chicago, IL. Sep. 2004.
  • “The Allure of a Black Conservative Disposition.” Midwest Political Science Association Conference. Chicago, IL. Apr. 2004.
  • “Between Disease and Inconvenience: Toward a Non-Heterosexist Ethos of Reproduction and Family.” Gender, Sexuality, and Law International Conference. Keele University. Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Jun. 2002.
  • “The Ethics of Transracial Adoption: Author Meets Reader Panel Discussion.” Joint Meetings of the Canadian Law and Society Association and the Law and Society Association. Vancouver, Canada. May 2002.
  • “Race and Democracy in the Americas: A Roundtable.” National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Richmond, VA. Mar. 2001.
  • “She Works Hard for the Money?: Addressing Employment Discrimination in Paid Egg Donation.” American Political Science Association Conference. Washington, D.C. Sep. 2000.
  • “Comments on Community, Culture, and Citizenship: Roundtable Discussion.” American Political Science Association Conference. Washington, D.C. Sep. 2000.
  • “Racial Randomization: A Proposal for Race-Neutral Adoptive Placement.” American Political Science Association Conference. Boston, MA. Sep. 1998.

Teaching: Workshops

  • “Teaching Political Science: Tailoring Assignments to Meet Specific Learning Goals.” Teaching and Learning Center. Temple University. Philadelphia, PA. Mar. 2014.
  • Transitioning While Teaching.” Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference. Philadelphia, PA. Jun. 2013.
  • “Trans Awareness among Queer Womyn of Color.” Co-facilitated with Elements. Philadelphia, PA. Feb. 2011.
  • “Trans 101.” Co-facilitated with Trans Masculine Advocacy Network. Atlanta Black Gay Pride. Atlanta, GA. Sep. 2009.

Teaching: Courses

  • African American Political Theory (undergraduate lecture/seminar)
  • Civil Rights and Liberties (graduate/undergraduate seminar)
  • Discrimination and the Law (graduate/undergraduate seminar)
  • Ethics and Public Policy (undergraduate lecture)
  • Gender and Sexuality (undergraduate honors capstone seminar)
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy (undergraduate honors seminar)
  • Feminist Political Theory (undergraduate lecture/seminar)
  • Feminist Research (graduate research seminar)
  • Law, Politics, and Society (undergraduate lecture)
  • Political Theory and Identity (undergraduate honors/graduate seminar)
  • Political Theory and the City (undergraduate seminar)
  • Politics of Identity (undergraduate general education lecture course)
  • Women and Politics (undergraduate lecture)

Service to the Department (Political Science Dept., Temple University)

  • Committee Member, Graduate Program Committee. 2009–2016
  • Chair, Undergraduate Program. 2017–present; 2006–2009
  • Director, Honors Program. 2006–2009

Service to the Department (Political Science Dept., University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  • Committee Member, Provost Search Committee. 2004
  • Committee Member, Graduate Admissions Committee. 2000–2003

Service to the University (Temple University)

  • Committee Member, Dean’s Strategic Planning Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. College of Liberal Arts. 2016–present
  • Steering Committee Member, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program. 2016–present
  • Committee Member, LGBTQIA Ad Hoc Committee. 2016–present
  • Committee Member, Merit Committee. College of Liberal Arts. 2016–present
  • Committee Member, Student Grievance Committee. College of Liberal Arts. 2013–2016
  • Committee Member, Provost’s Master Plan Working Group: Organizational Change/Physical Space. 2013
  • Chair, Temple University Press Board of Review. 2008–2011
  • Representative for the College of Liberal Arts, General Education Executive Committee. 2007–2009
  • Committee Member, Provost’s Strategic Academic Planning Working Group. 2007–2008
  • Board Member, Temple University Press Board of Review. 2006–2008
  • Committee Member, Honors Oversight Committee. 2006–2009
  • Board Member, Center for the Humanities. 2005–2009

Service to the Profession

  • Editorial Board Member, Politics, Groups & Identities (journal). 2017–present
  • Editorial Board Member, National Political Science Review (journal). 2015–present
  • Plenary Speaker, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Summer Conference. Macalester College, Minneapolis, MN. 2015
  • Committee Member, Committee on the Status of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and the Transgendered in the Profession. American Political Science Association. 2012–present
  • Leader/Facilitator, Strategic Future Planning (graduate initiative). Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. 2011
  • Editorial Board Member. PS: Political Science & Politics (journal). 2010–present
  • Associate Editor. Politics & Gender (journal). 2008–2015
  • Co-Chair, Political Theory Division. Western Political Science Association. 2008
  • Chair, Normative Political Theory Division. American Political Science Association. 2008
  • Chair, Political Theory Division. Midwest Political Science Association. 2008
  • Faculty Mentor, “Preparing for the Professoriate Seminar” (graduate initiative). Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. 2007–2013
  • Committee Member, Planning and Advisory Committee. Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. 2007–2010
  • Presenter/Facilitator, Summer Conference Graduate Workshop. Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. 2007–2008
  • Reviewer, Political Science Field. Ford Foundation’s “Transitions to College”. Study on the state of social science research in disadvantaged populations’ education and career paths. 2004–2005
  • Faculty Mentor/Presenter, Harvard Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. 2003
  • Presenter, Program Coordinators’ Meeting. Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. 2000
  • Presenter, Summer Conference Recent PhD Panel. Mellon Mays Undergraduate Program. 1999

Manuscript Reviewer

JOURNALS

BOOKS

  • New York University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Polity Press
  • Prentice Hall
  • Russell Sage
  • State University of New York Press
  • Temple University Press
  • University of British Columbia Press

Community Service + Activism

Media (selected)

  • Commentator, MSNBC (Aug. 2017)
  • National Public Radio Interview, NewsWorks with Dave Heller, WHYY Philadelphia (Jun. 2017)
  • National Public Radio Interview, Think Radio with Krys Boyd, KERA Dallas/Forth Worth (Jul. 2017)
  • National Public Radio Interview, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, WHYY Philadelphia (Jul. 2017)

 

 

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