Davis is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in Georgia Tech's
School of Literature, Communication, and Culture. He received his Ph.D.
literary and cultural studies from Carnegie Mellon University in May
2003. In his work, Doug synthesizes ideas from literary theory and science
studies to analyze how works of literature give their readers real knowledge
about the world. He is particularly interested in the literary history
of American war storytelling, and how war stories told during the cold
war impacted the course of both American literary history and international
relations. He is
currently finishing a scholarly monograph on this topic entitled Strategic
Fictions: American War Stories in the World of Nuclear Defense. As the
Brittain postdoctoral liaison to the Frankenstein Project, Doug has
counseled the project's writers and webdesigners on textual presentation,
publicity, and community outreach.