Dr Jenny L. Davis

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research interests

social psychology, self and identity, status and stigma, cultural studies of the internet and emergent media, experimental research methods, qualitative research methods


Jenny Davis received her PhD in Sociology from Texas A&M University in 2012. Her work addresses identity, status and stigma through multiple projects which utilize diverse methodologies. Key projects include ethnographic and theoretical work on internet and society, experimental studies of role taking and status (in collaboration with Dr. Tony P. Love-University of Kentucky), and a large scale interview project that addresses stigma in a family context (in collaboration with Dr. Carla Goar-Kent State University and Bianca Manago-Vanderbilt).

Jenny received an ANU Futures Scheme grant in 2018 ($449,000) to conduct a series of laboratory experiments that test the effects of reading, writing, and virtual reality simulation on role taking performance. The laboratory at ANU is the sole site of experimental methods in Australian Sociology.  

A strong proponent of public scholarship, she co-edits the Cyborgology Blog (https://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/), a theoretical and interdisciplinary publication that intersects social theory with emergent technologies.


Jenny is on Twitter @Jenny_L_Davis (https://twitter.com/Jenny_L_Davis)




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