Lizzy Cooper Davis

Pittsfield Moves! Core Collaborator and Documenter

Lizzy Cooper Davis, PhD, is an artist and scholar interested in how the arts can facilitate community conversation, resistance, and change. She has performed nationally as an actor, conducted research in Cuba, Brazil, and New Orleans, and her current project examines the cultural workers of the civil rights era. She works with The Urban Bush Women on their cultural organizing and leadership development initiatives, oversaw the engagement component of Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education at the American Repertory Theater, and was a facilitator for the community initiative of Claudia Rankine’s play The White Card at ArtsEmerson. She co-edited Enacting Pleasure: Artists and Scholars Respond to Carol Gilligan’s Map of Love (2010) and her work on the freedom songs of the civil rights movement appeared in the roots music journal No Depression. Davis teaches at Emerson College.