Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards. Class of 2017
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Janet M. Davis, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of American Studies and Department of History

College of Liberal Arts

UT Austin

Historical inquiry beckons us to step outside of ourselves and into the experiences of distant peoples and cultures, thereby allowing us to reimagine the world and our common humanity.

I am dedicated to sharing my passion for historical exploration and critical thinking with my students—facilitating the generative exchange of ideas to promote creative and sustained civic engagement. Historical inquiry beckons us to step outside of ourselves and into the experiences of distant peoples and cultures, thereby allowing us to reimagine the world and our common humanity. By emphasizing the interconnectedness of human experience across generations, I strive to connect my students to the historical lives of their parents, grandparents, and distant ancestors.