[PAST EVENT] Women's Studies/Africana Studies brownbag

October 28, 2011
12pm - 1pm
Morton Hall, Room 314
100 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Professor Davis's talk is called "Hurricane Katrina Update - Six years later: Voices from unheard Mississippi women survivors and recovery."

Dr. Ophera Davis is a visiting professor at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. Her research focus is on Mississippi black middle-class women survivors of Hurricane Katrina and career counseling practices in multicultural populations. In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, Ophera, a former resident of Mississippi, traveled to the Gulf Coast states to assist survivors with practical recovery efforts. During the visit, she initiated what has become a six-year ethnographical study of women survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Davis has published articles in journals including the Harvard Journal of African Studies and Public Policy. She is currently writing a manuscript to tell the stories of the Mississippi middle-class women survivors of Hurricane Katrina.