Collective People Power

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Dána-Ain Davis

Organizational Affiliation

Collective Power for Reproductive Justice


Board Member


Dána-Ain Davis is the Director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society and the master’s program in Women’s and Gender Studies at CUNY Graduate Center. Her areas of specialization include black studies, family and sexual violence, reproductive rights, poverty and welfare policy, and women’s studies. She is the author of Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth, and the co-author of Feminist Ethnography: Thinking through Methodologies, Challenges, and Possibilities, among other publications. She is the co-editor of Feminist Anthropology, the first journal from the Association of Feminist Anthropology, and has served as the co-editor of Transforming Anthropology, the journal of the Association of Black Anthropologists. She has also served as co-chair of NARAL-NY, president of the Association of Black Anthropologists, and executive director of the ADCO Foundation. New York Governor Cuomo appointed Dana to the Governor’s Maternal Mortality Taskforce in June 2018.