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Samara Davis

Ph.D. Candidate

Samara Davis is a writer and editor currently living in Los Angeles. Her dissertation project, Making Room: Architectures of Self and Social Care in Contemporary Art and Performance concerns the intersections of performance, architecture, and feminism, focusing on ways to creatively and constructively challenge architecture’s normativizing tendencies and effects. Included are chapters on contemporary artworks by Yve Laris Cohen, Park McArthur, and Simone Leigh. She has edited for Art & Education (an online partnership between Artforum and e-flux), TDR, and Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and published works on Artforum.com, Bookforum.com, in TDR, and the Movement Research Performance Journal.


New York University

Ph.D. Candidate - Performance Studies

New York, New York


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


University of Michigan

Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology

Ann Arbor, Michigan