Sara Davis, PhD

Mild-mannered marketing writer by day. . . voracious reader by night (and weekends, and on the bus to and from work, and any other opportunity I get). With my appetite for new fiction and taste for enticing copy, I may be the passionate yet professional book reviewer or contributing writer you need to turn out crisp copy on a tight timeline.

Reading is more than just a hobby for me: I have a PhD in modern and contemporary literature, so I am well-versed in different genres of fiction and poetry as well as critical nonfiction in philosophy and history. When I enjoy standout novels in literary fiction, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, and fantasy, I am also reading with an eye toward craft, convention, and canon. It’s second nature to recap what I’ve read and remark on it–which is why I regularly post informal descriptions and reflections to my personal blog as I read. But as a professional writer accustomed to style guide compliance, I could easily adapt to the length and structure that best suits your publication.

See my LinkedIn profile for a complete resume of my education and work history.


MA/Ph.D., American literature, Temple University. 2016.

B.A., magna cum laude, English, Rhodes College. 2003.

  • Minors: art, French literature.


Contributions to magazines and websites

Contributions to edited volumes



Invited Appearances

  • Guest for Q&A on “Hooked on Junk” episode of “The Stream” on Al Jazeera English. March 28, 2013.

Scholarly Presentations

  • “Dorito Magic: contemplating the chip in two contemporary texts.” Food! The Conference!, City University of New York Graduate Center, March 2011.
  • “Rethinking the Word `Consumption.’”  2010 Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference, Alexandria VA, October 2010.
  • “Conversations in the Kitchen:  food, sex, and otherness in Chuang Hua’s Crossings.”  Department of Romance Languages:  Women, Home, and Nation:  Public and Private Spaces, Binghamton University, March 2008.

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