Professor Bridgett Davis teaches a variety of journalism and creative writing courses within the journalism major at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. She is available to speak about:
— The future of journalism
— Blogging and social media
— Reporting on the arts
— Resurgence of short film as an art form
— The controversy over what constitutes non-fiction versus fiction
— Trends in African-American and African literature
— Sudden fiction as a trend
An accomplished author, filmmaker, essayist and journalist, Professor Davis has been published in numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post, New York Newsday, Columbia Journalism Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Tribune, and TheRoot.com. In 2004, her debut novel, Shifting Through Neutral was chosen as an “Original Voices” selection by Borders Books and was short-listed for a Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy award. She recently completed a new novel, Lagos, which is set in 1980s Nigeria and is inspired by her experiences with African media women. She has just begun work on a non-fiction book about her mother’s mid-century migration from the South to Detroit, Michigan.
Professor Davis was also a screenwriter/producer and director for the 1998 film, Naked Acts, which won numerous awards and screened in 25 film festivals on four continents. In 2007, she received the Excellence in Education Award by the New York Association of Black Journalists.
Professor Davis earned a BA in English from Spelman College in Atlanta and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.
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