Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis

Associate Professor/Director of Creative Writing
M.F.A., University of Alabama

210-G Allen Hall


Jennifer S. Davis is an Associate Professor at LSU specializing in fiction. She received a BA from the University of Montana and an MFA from the University of Alabama. She taught at the University of Miami, the Inland Northwest Center for Writers, New College of Florida, and the University of Colorado at Denver before joining the LSU English department in 2012, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in short fiction and the novel. 

Originally from Alabama, most of Professor Davis’s fiction focuses on the American South. She has published three collections of short stories, Her Kind of Want, winner of the Iowa Award for Short Fiction, Our Former Lives in Art, which was published by Random House and chosen as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and We Were Angry: A Novella and Stories, winner of the Press 53 Award for Short Fiction. Her short stories have been published in such journals as The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, One Story, The Oxford American, Epoch, and The American Scholar, and in the anthology This Is Not Chick Lit. She is the recipient of the Reynold’s Price Short Fiction Award, the Julia Peterkin Award, a Washington Arts Council Fellowship, and a Djerassi Residency. Her novel-in-progress was recently selected as runner-up in the James Jones First Novel Fellowship competition.

Area(s) of Interest

Fiction, Contemporary Southern Fiction, Editing and Literary Journals

Curriculum Vitae