Ann Marie Davis

Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies Librarian
Faculty in Japanese Studies

Anne Marie Davis joined the University Libraries as Japanese studies librarian (assistant professor) in May 2016. She comes to OSU via Connecticut College in New London, CT where she was a member of the History Department for seven years. She holds a Masters in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University (2015), PhD in Japanese History from the University of California, Los Angeles (2009), and MA in Regional Studies–East Asia from Harvard University (2001). She was drawn to Library Science during her final years as a PhD student, when she worked part-time collecting and archiving oral histories on “Big Science” in postwar Japan. Her current research takes two directions based on her specializations in Japanese History and Library and Information Sciences. Her book, Imagining Prostitution in Modern Japan, 1850-1913 (under contract with the New Studies in Modern Japan Series at Lexington Books), traces the symbol of the prostitute as a project of nation- and empire-building from the 1850s to 1913. She is also collaborating on an article about her experiences organizing student-centered projects and professional digital exhibitions of Special Collections on East Asia at Connecticut College.

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