Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Dave Davis

Director - Institutional Research

Degrees

  • B.A., University of New Orleans, Philosophy, 1972
  • M.Phil., Yale University, Anthropology, 1974
  • Ph.D., Yale University, Anthropology, 1975

Academic Experience

  • Visiting Professor, Tulane University, 2001-
  • Professor, University of Southern Maine, 1988-2001
  • Assistant/ Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1977-1988
  • Assistant Professor, Brandeis University, 1975-1977

Research & Teaching Specializations: Material Culture and Social Change; Innovation Diffusion; Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Eastern North America and the Caribbean; Environmental History

Related Experience

  • Associate Dean, Tulane College, 2003-
  • Acting Director, Environmental Science and Policy Program, University of Southern Maine, 1999
  • Acting Chair, Department of Geography-Anthropology, University of Southern Maine, 1998
  • Acting Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Southern Maine, 1997

Languages:

  • Spanish
  • French

Selected Publications

  • 2005. “Reply to Campisi and Starns.” Ethnohistory. 51 (4).
  • 2003. “Archaeological Renaissance of Anegada, British Virgin Islands.” With Kevin Oldfield. Journal of Caribbean Archaeology. 4: 1-11.
  • 2002. “Flaked Stone Artifacts from the Tutu Site.” In The Tutu Archaeological Site, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands: A Multidisciplinary Case Study in Human Adaptation. E. Righter, editor. New York: Routledge.
  • 2001. “A Case of Identity: Ethnogenesis of the New Houma Indians.” Ethnohistory. 48 (3).
  • 2000. Jolly Beach and the Archaic Occupation of Antigua, West Indies. New Haven: Yale University Publications in Anthropology (No. 83).

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Archaeology Field School; Prehistory of the West Indies; Ancient Mesoamerica; Historical Anthropology of the Caribbean

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.