James Davis '09
B.A. Sociology/Anthropology; Sylvania, Ohio
Phi Society; Honors Program; Dean’s List; Heritage Scholarship; Ohio Federation of Independent Colleges Pooled Scholarship; G. H. Roudebush Scholarship; Sociology/Anthropology Forum - Officer; Phi Beta Kappa; Department of Sociology/Anthropology - Fellow, Research Assistant, Tutor; Denison Community Association (DCA) - Breakaway (Alternative Break) -Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, OK; Somnambulance - President, Editor, Publisher; ITA Scholar-Athlete; Varsity Men’s Tennis - Captain, NCAC Honorable Mention, Second Team, First Team, 2- time “Heart of the Team” Award, NCAC All-Conference (4 Years); Green Party Election – Observer; Barack Obama Presidential Campaign; Printmaking and Activism Action; Publications/Presentations: “American Indian Boarding Schools: Instruments of Punishment and Control,” presented at the North Central Sociological Association Conference (NCSAC), Cincinnati, OH, and, “Blacklisted: A Genealogy of the Discourse of the Radical in the United States from the 19th Century to the Present,” NCSAC, Dearborn, MI.
Supporting comments: "A four-year member of the Varsity Tennis team, Jim has served as its Captain and received the ITA Scholar-Athlete award for three years. He is the only men’s tennis player to receive the “Heart of the Team” Award twice. In his sophomore year, James founded a student publication called Somnambulance which features critical, sophisticated dialogue about community, national and international issues. He approaches each class with a seemingly unbounded enthusiasm which energizes the entire class. James will finish his undergraduate career having already presented three papers at scholarly conferences - an accomplishment that represents a new standard of achievement for his department."