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Dr. Davis has been appointed a Carnegie Scholar for 2007-2008 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to conduct research for a project entitled, "Islam and the Formation of Political Identities in Post-Bacthist Iraq: Implications for a Democratic Transition." He also holds a fellowship from the American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) and a grant from the United States Institute of Peace for 2008-2009 to study the relationship between sectarian identities and civil society building in Iraq. Dr. Davis is a member of an eight nation study, "Democracy and Development in the Arab World," being conducted under the auspices of the World Bank and the American University in Beirut.
His publications include Memories of State: Politics, History and Collective Identity in Modern Iraq (California, 2005); Challenging Colonialism: Bank Misr and Egyptian Industrialization, 1920-1941 (Princeton, 1983) (Arabic translation: Institute for Arab Development, 1986); and Statecraft in the Middle East: Oil, Historical Memory and Popular Culture (with Nicolas Gavrielides, Florida, 1991). He is currently finishing a book on Post-Bacthist Iraq, Taking Democracy Seriously in Iraq, which is under contract with Cambridge University Press. Dr. Davis received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.