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Hannah Davis

Professor of Practice

School of Individualized Study
Academic Affairs

585-475-5349
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31 Lomb Memorial Dr. Rochester, NY 14625

Hannah Davis

Professor of Practice

School of Individualized Study
Academic Affairs

Bio

<p>Hannah Davis joined RIT’s School of Individualized Study (SOIS) as a visiting lecturer in 2019 and established Flower City Folk (FCF) in 2020. Previously, as New York Folklore’s Upstate Regional Representative, Davis documented folklife and organized related programs throughout Upstate New York. She has also worked at Traditional Arts Indiana and the Kentucky Folklife Program. Davis holds an MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University and a BA in Folklore and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University.</p>

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Currently Teaching

SOIS-244
3 Credits
This course introduces students to American cultural studies through an interdisciplinary exploration of the ideals, struggles, and themes prominent in representation of iconic American lives and values, from the revolutionary era to the present. Focusing on ideals and concepts such as social justice, immigration, citizenship, and entrepreneurialism, students will learn to critically reflect upon a variety of media, including art, comics, film, literature, and historical documents, that represent American lives and values.
SOIS-128
3 Credits
Students will learn about a variety of community-based cultural practices by engaging with international and regional examples of material culture, customs and rituals, and narrative traditions. Applying theoretical perspectives gained through readings and discussion, students will evaluate the way those traditions reflect class, gender, and ethnic identity. Students will also learn basic ethnographic research methods and document traditional cultural practices found in their own communities.

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