PUBLISHED WORKS AND WORKS IN PROGRESS (Click on titles for pdfs)

Books, Special Journal Issues, and Edited Volumes

Davis, Christina P. 2020. The Struggle for a Multilingual Future: Youth and Education in Sri Lanka. Oxford University Press, Anthropology of Language Series.

Davis, Christina P. and Chaise LaDousa, eds. 2020. Special issue of Signs and Society (8[1]): “Sign and Script in South Asia: Media and Semiotic Mediation.”

LaDousa, Chaise and Christina Davis, eds. 2021. “Language, Education, and Identity: Medium in South Asia.” Edited Volume. Under contract, Routledge.

Davis, Christina P. and Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway. 2021. “Shadow Conversations.” Under Contract, Special Issue of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.

Peer Reviewed Articles

(In Progress) Davis, Christina. “Memes, Emojis, and Text: The Semiotics of Differentiation in Sri Lankan Tamil Social Media Groups.” To be submitted to the special issue, “Shadow Conversations.” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.

Davis, Christina. 2020. “Trilingual Blunders: Signboards, Social Media, and Transnational Sri Lankan Tamil Publics.” Special Issue, Signs and Society 8(1): 93–124.

Davis, Christina and Chaise LaDousa. 2020. “Introduction: Sign and Script in South Asia: Media and Semiotic Mediation.” Special issue, Signs and Society 8(1): 1–7.

Davis, Christina P. 2018. “Muslims in Sri Lankan Language Politics: A Study of Tamil- and English-Medium Education.” Special Issue. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 253 (1): 125–147.

LaDousa, Chaise and Christina P. Davis. 2018. “Introduction: The Changing Relationships between Language and Schooling in India and Sri Lanka: Language Medium Matters.” Special Issue. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 253(1): 1–26.

Davis, Christina P. 2015. “Speaking Conflict: Ideological Barriers to Bilingual Policy Implementation in Civil War Sri Lanka.” Anthropology & Education Quarterly 46(2): 95–112.

Davis, Christina P. 2014. “Voicing Conflict: Moral Evaluation and Responsibility in a Sri Lankan Muslim Family’s Conversations.” Language & Communication 39:1–13.

Davis, Christina P. 2012. “Is Jaffna Tamil the Best?” Producing ‘Legitimate’ Language in a Multilingual Sri Lankan School. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 22(2):197–218.

Davis, Christina P., and Grant P. Upson. 2005. “Spectatorship, Fandom, and Nationalism in the South Asian Diaspora: the ’03 Cricket World Cup.” International Journal of the History of Sport, 21:3/4.

Book Chapters, Working Papers, and Reviews

Davis, Christina. 2017. Review of Das, S. (2016) Linguistic Rivalries: Tamil Migrants and Anglo-Franco Conflicts. New York: Oxford University Press. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 2(3): 368–379.

Davis, Christina P. 2013. “Locating Voicing: Multilingualism, Ethnic Conflict, and the Configuration of Difference among Sri Lankan Muslims.” Tilburg Papers in Culture Studies. University of Tilburg. Paper # 62.

Davis, Christina P., and Grant P. Upson. 2005. “Spectatorship, Fandom, and Nationalism in the South Asian Diaspora: the ’03 Cricket World Cup.” In Sport in South Asian Society Past and Present, with an Introduction by Dipesh Chakrabarty. Boria Majumdar and J.A. Mangam, eds., pp. 295–313. London: Routledge.

Blog Articles

Christina P. Davis’s “The Struggle for a Multilingual Future.” The Page 99 Test.

Growing Up in the Shadow of Sri Lanka’s Civil War. 2020. OUPBlog.