Camille Davis

Camille Davis

Ph.D. Program



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Educational Background

M.A. History, University of North Texas, Denton, 2015
B.A. Journalism, Baylor University, 2007


Camille Davis is a doctoral candidate who focuses on the visual and intellectual history of the American Revolution and the Early Republic. Her specific area of focus is the role of portraiture in shaping ideas of American identity and legitimacy. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Baylor University and a master's degree in history from the University of North Texas, Denton.  Additionally, she is an alum of the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University. In December 2019, Camille became Managing Editor of the SMU graduate history blog -- The Future of the Past -- where she writes about the effects of images and pop culture on history and politics. She is also one of the Oral History Project Managers within the "Voices of SMU" oral history project. Her hobbies include yoga, home decor projects, and reading Vogue and Architectural Digest magazines.