Lizzy Cooper Davis
Guest Speaker 2019
Lizzy Cooper Davis is an artist and scholar interested in how the arts can facilitate community conversation, resistance, and change. She has worked at the intersection of performance and community engagement with Anna Deavere Smith, The Urban Bush Women, Jacob's Pillow, The American Repertory Theater, and ArtsEmerson. Her current research on the cultural organizers of the civil rights-era can be found in the roots music journal "No Depression" and the forthcoming volume Discussing Democracy: A Primer on Dialogue and Deliberation in Higher Education (Stylus, 2019). As an actor, Lizzy has performed in such theaters as Second Stage, The Public Theater, The Long Wharf, Berkeley Rep, and The American Repertory Theater and worked with such directors as Liesl Tommy, Anne Bogart, and Mary Zimmerman. Lizzy is an Assistant Professor at Emerson College.