Joseph E. Davis

Joseph E. Davis Director of Research and Publisher, The Hedgehog Review

Research Associate Professor of Sociology

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Joseph E. Davis is Research Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. His research centers on questions of self and morality, psychiatric classification and medicalization, narrative and bioethics. He is the author of Accounts of Innocence: Sexual Abuse, Trauma, and the Self, which was the co-winner of the 2006 Cooley Award given by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, and editor of Identity and Social Change and Stories of Change: Narrative and Social Movements. His articles on issues of identity, victimization, technology, memory, and narrative have appeared in books and journals such as Qualitative Sociology, Social Problems, Society, and The Hedgehog Review. Professor Davis is currently working on research projects dealing with suffering and narrative, medicalization and psychopharmacology, and enhancement technologies and the self.

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