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

Books and Edited Volumes

Davis, Christina P., and Chaise LaDousa. “Mother Tongue and English: The Politics of Language at Indian Universities.” Under contract, Cambridge University Press.

Davis, Christina P. 2020. The Struggle for a Multilingual Future: Youth and Education in Sri Lanka. New York: Oxford University Press.

LaDousa, Chaise, and Christina P. Davis, eds. 2022. Language, Education, and Identity: Medium in South Asia. New York: Routledge.

Special Journal Issues

Das, Sonia N., Christina P. Davis, and Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway, eds. 2021. Special Issue: Essays in Honor of Judith T. Irvine. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 31(3).

Davis, Christina P. and Chaise LaDousa, eds. 2020. Special Issue: Sign and Script in South Asia. Signs and Society 8(1).

Peer Reviewed Articles

Davis, Christina P., and Chaise LaDousa. 2023, In press. “Ideologies of Mother Tongue at an Indian University: From Stage to Discussion.” Journal of Education, Language, and Ideology.

LaDousa, Chaise, Christina P. Davis, and Nishaant Choksi. 2022. “Postcolonial Language Ideologies: Indian Students Reflect on Mother Tongue and English.” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 32(2): 607-628.

LaDousa, Chaise, and Christina P. Davis. 2022. “South Asian Language Practices: Mother Tongue, Medium, and Media.” Annual Review of Anthropology 51: 289-305.

Davis, Christina. 2021. “Memes, Emojis, and Text: The Semiotics of Differentiation in Sri Lankan Tamil Social Media Groups.” Special Issue, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 31(3): 429-445.

Das, Sonia N., Christina P. Davis, and Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway. 2021. “Judith T. Irvine and the Social Life of Scholarship.” Special Issue, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.

Davis, Christina P. 2020. “Trilingual Blunders: Signboards, Social Media, and Transnational Sri Lankan Tamil Publics.” Special issue, Signs and Society 8(1): 1-7.

Davis, Christina P. 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): E61-82.

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 P. and Chaise LaDousa. 2024, in press. “South Asian Englishes in Linguistic Landscapes.” In Handbook of South Asian English, edited by Rakesh Bhatt. New York: Oxford University Press.

 LaDousa, Chaise and Christina P. Davis. 2024, in press. “South Asian Englishes in Advertising.” In Handbook of South Asian English, edited by Rakesh Bhatt. New York: Oxford University Press.

Davis, Christina P. 2023. “Language Policy and Ethnic Conflict.” In A New Companion to Linguistic  Anthropology, edited by Alessandro Duranti, Rachel George, and Robin Conley Riner, 479-493. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Davis, Christina P. 2022. Muslims in Sri Lankan Language Politics: A Study of Tamil- and English-Medium Education. In Chaise LaDousa and Christina P. Davis (eds.), Language, Education, and Identity: Medium in South Asia, 113-137. New York: Routledge.

LaDousa, Chaise and Christina P. Davis. 2022. Medium in South Asia: Ethnography, Discourse, and Policy. In Chaise LaDousa and Christina P. Davis (eds.), Language, Education, and Identity: Medium in South Asia, 1-18. New York: Routledge.

Davis, Christina P. 2017. Review of Das, S. (2016) “Linguistic Rivalries: Tamil Migrants and Anglo-Franco Conflicts.” New York: Oxford University Press. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 27 (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 Boria Majumdar and J. A. Mangam (eds.), Sport in South Asian Society Past and Present, with an Introduction by Dipesh Chakrabarty (295–313). London: Routledge.

Blogs and Interviews

Interview on The Struggle for a Multilingual Future, CaMP Anthropology Blog, October 2020.

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. OUP Blog.