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Curtis Davis, Ph.D Candidate

Curtis Davis is a Ph.D. student in Tulane’s City, Culture, and Community program. He is from Tupelo, Mississippi. During the completion of his undergraduate studies in Social Work at the University of Mississippi, Curtis became interested in advocacy services for delinquent youth and interventions that encourage positive youth development. Curtis went on to earn a Masters of Social Work from the University of Alabama and later worked in an advocative capacity alongside vulnerable and indigent adults enthralled in the federal court system. It was during this journey that Curtis began to formulate his interests in studying the “pipeline to prison,” the traumatic dynamics of incarceration, and the stressors faced by previously incarcerated people during their reintegration into a less restrictive environment. Additionally, Curtis is interested in the dynamics of child sexual abuse survivorship, program evaluation, and policy analysis. Curtis is grateful for the opportunity to conduct studies in and give back to a city so rich in history and culture.