Sociology Graduate Students

Maya Iverson-Davis
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Remote work location, N/A
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95060

Biography, Education and Training

TRAINING / SERVICE

 

Co-Chair of The University of California – Santa Cruz’s Black Experience Team (BET) with Shauntay Larkins. 2017 - 2019     

 

Selection Committee: Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity. 2018

 

Event Organizer: 2nd Annual In Celebration of Black Life at UCSC for The University of California’s Alumni Weekend. 2018

 

Search Committee: Assistant Vice-Provost and Dean of Students, Graduate Student Representative for first and second searches. 2017 - 2018

 

Event Organizer: In Celebration of Black Life at UCSC for The University of California’s Alumni Weekend. 2017

 

Co-Chair of The University of California – Santa Cruz’s Black Experience Team (BET) with Donnae Smith. 2016

 

Graduate Representative for The University of California – Santa Cruz’s Black Experience Team (BET). 2015 & 2016    

 

Student Assistant: Peabody Awards’ Screening Committee with UCSC Professor Emeritus Herman Gray. 2015 & 2016

Honors, Awards and Grants

Graduate Division / Executive Vice Chancellor Fee Fellowship. 2019

 

Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity. 2017

 

Retention Services Graduate Student Award. 2017

Selected Publications

REVIEW. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Noble. New York: New York University Press, 2018 in Television and New Media Vol. 21 (5). 

Selected Presentations

“Supporting Graduate Students in Cultural, Women, & Queer Resource Centers,” California Council of Cultural Centers in Higher Education 25th Annual Summer Conference. Sacramento, CA, June 20, 2019.

 

“What are We Watching? Television, Archives, and the Production of Blackness.” 40th Annual Southwest American Popular Cultural Association Conference. Albuquerque, NM, February 21, 2019. 

 

Flowing Forms Pt. 1: Real Bodies Panel. Flow Conference: Precarity, Preservation, and Praxis. Austin, TX, September 28, 2018.

 

“Another Lens: NBC’s the Sit-In and the Re/Production of Racial Futures.” USC Annenberg Summer Doctoral Institute on Diversity, Media, and Culture. Los Angeles, LA, June 21, 2016.

 

“Conversing Across Time: Michael Curtin and Sasha Torres Discuss NBC’s The Sit-In.” 8th Annual UTSA African American Studies Symposium. San Antonio, TX, April 9th, 2015. ($300 honorarium)