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Dr. Jenny L. Davis

Assitant Professor of Sociology   

  Email:  davis5jl (at) jmu (dot) edu
  Office: Sheldon 222
  Office phone: 540-568-6171



   Ph.D. (Sociology), Texas A&M University
   M.A. (Sociology), Texas A&M University
   B.A. (Sociology) Radford University


  • Microsociology/Social Psychology
  • Social Deviance
  • Research Methods
  • New and Social Media


Social psychology, self and identity, cultural sociology, technology and society, new and social media, the body and embodiment, qualitative research methods, experimental research methods


Public Sociology:

Weekly contributor: Cyborgology

Twitter: @Jenny_L_Davis


Recent Publications: 

Forthcoming. Love, Tony P. and Jenny L. Davis. “The Effect of Status on Role-Taking Accuracy.” American Sociological Review.

Forthcoming. “Blogging my Academic Self.” In Challenges and Disparities in Gender Studies, edited by N. Farris, M.A. Davis, and D. Compton. Springer Press.

2014. Davis, Jenny L. and Nathan M. Jurgenson. “Context Collapse: Theorizing Context Collusions and Collisions.” Information, Communication & Society. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2014.888458

2014. “Morality Work Among the Transabled.” Deviant Behavior. doi: 10.1080/01639625.2014.855103

2012. "Social media and experiential ambivalence." Future Internet, 4(4): 955-70.

2012. "Prosuming identity: The production and consumption of transableism on transabled.org." American Behavioral Scientist. Speical issue on Prosumption and Web 2.0 by George Ritzer, 56(4): 596-617.

2012. "Narrative construction of a ruptured self: Stories of transability on transabled.org." Sociological Perspectives, 59(2): 319-40.

2011. Kamesha Spates and Jenny L. Davis. "Hegemonic female spaces: An analysis of the covert meanings within Ladies Home Journal and Ebony magazines' advertisements." MP: Online Feminist Journal.

2010. "Architecture of the personal interactive homepage: Constructing the self through MySpace." New Media and Society, 12(7): 1103-19.

2008. Jeanne Mekolichick, Jenny L. Davis, and James Chouinard. "Transitional supportive housing in a rural location: A preliminary case study and lessons learned." Journal of Applied Social Science,2(1): 36-46.