Davis Allen

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Davis Allen is a PhD candidate in the department of history studying the relationship between capitalism, the environment, and class. Born in North Carolina, he studied agroecology and sustainable agriculture at Appalachian State University before coming to CWRU, where he completed an MA in 2016. His dissertation project examines the privatization of public land and wetland drainage in the mid-nineteenth century, highlighting the role of the state in the promotion of an ideology of agricultural improvement, environmental change, and the enclosure of the commons. 

Davis coordinates the Social Justice Graduate Collective.