Professor Davis's scholarship focuses on the ways in which tax law and policy are influenced by cultural context. Her research interests include tax-exempt organizations, comparative tax law, and taxation in developing nations. Her current research explores the intersection of kinship theory and conceptions of family in the Internal Revenue Code.
Professor Davis received her LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 2012. While a student at NYU, she received the 2011 Tannenwald Award for Excellence in Tax Scholarship for her article "Reproducing Value: How Tax Law Differentially Values Fertility, Sexuality & Marriage" (forthcoming, Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender).
Prior to NYU, Professor Davis received her JD from Florida State University College of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif and received the Florida State University Law Review award for "Outstanding Student Piece of the Year" for an article focusing on international law. Davis is also a graduate of Davidson College, where she received a BA in Anthropology, and the London School of Economics, where she received an MSc in Social Anthropology.