Ph.D, Emory University, 2007 (History / Jewish Studies)
Marni Davis is a historian of ethnicity and immigration in the United States. She is the author of Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition (New York University Press, 2012), which was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature and the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award from the Association for Jewish Studies. Much of her work examines the experience of Jewish and other immigrants in the American economy. Davis is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of American Jewish History, the scholarly journal of the American Jewish Historical Society.
Davis has recently developed research interests in the history of cities in the U.S. South. She is currently writing a history of immigration, race, and urban development on Atlanta’s south side. Her digital history of Georgia Avenue, a thoroughfare that ran through both Black and immigrant neighborhoods on Atlanta’s south side in the first half of the twentieth century, can be accessed at bit.ly/GeorgiaAveATL. She is an affiliate faculty member of Georgia State’s Urban Studies Institute.
“Toward an ‘Immigrant Turn’ in Jewish Entrepreneurial History: A View from the New South.” American Jewish History 103.4 (October 2019) -- https://muse.jhu.edu/article/743657
"Streetscape Palimpsest: A History of Georgia Avenue" (2019) -- bit.ly/GeorgiaAveATL
Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition. (New York University Press, 2012) -- https://nyupress.org/9780814720288/
“Despised Merchandise: American Jewish Alcohol Entrepreneurs and Their Critics.” Rebecca Kobrin, ed., Chosen Capital: The Jewish Encounter With American Capitalism (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2012) -- https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/chosen-capital/9780813553085
“‘No Whisky Amazons in the Tents of Israel’: American Jews and the Gilded-Age Temperance Movement.” American Jewish History 94.3 (September 2008) -- https://muse.jhu.edu/article/270468