Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • PhD, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 2019 – current
  • MA, Political Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2019
  • B.A., Political Science (Minor: Middle Eastern Studies), cum laude with honors, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2017
  • B.A., History, cum laude, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2017
  • A.A., with honors, Florida State College, Jacksonville, FL, 2014

Publications

  • Taraleigh Davis. “A Tale of Two Courts: State Courts of Last Resort and Civil Rights Adjudication” in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in America: A Reference Handbook. ABC-CLIO. Forthcoming.  

Select Work in Progress

  • Order in the Court: Assessing the Impact of Judicial Independence on the Onset of Ethnic Conflict
  • Appropriate Adjective: Executive Authority and the Classification of Enemy Combatants
  • Reliable Sources? Correcting Misinformation in Polarized Media Environments, with Nicholas R. Davis, Amanda Heideman, Patrick Kraft, Jason T. Neumeyer, and Shin Young Park

Select Conference Presentations 

  • Taraleigh Davis with Erin Kaheny and John Szmer “Organizational Advantages vs. Attorney Expertise in Supreme Court Representation,” Law and Society Annual Meeting May 2020, Denver Colorado.*
  • Taraleigh Davis, “Appropriate Adjective: Executive Authority and the Classification of Enemy Combatants,” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 2020, Chicago, Illinois.*
  • Taraleigh Davis, “Political Stability in the Post-Soviet Region,” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 2019, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Taraleigh Davis, “Order in the Court: Assessing Political Stability in Post-Soviet States,” Florida Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 2019, Tampa, Florida.
  • Taraleigh Davis, “Emergency Powers after 9/11,” Southwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, October 2018, Orlando, Florida.
  • Taraleigh Davis, “Leftovers of a Dissolved Empire: Assessing the Political Stability of the Former Soviet Republics of Kazakhstan, Georgia, and the Ukraine,” Florida Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 2016, Lakeland, Florida.

(* Canceled due to COVID-19)

Teaching Assistant (PhD Level)

  • POL 417 The Supreme Court (Prof. Sara Benesh)
  • POL 412 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (Prof. Sara Benesh)
  • POL 316 International Law (Prof. Robert Beck)
  • POL 104 Introduction to American Government and Politics (Prof. Kathy Dolan)

Service

  • Political Science Student Association Coordinator, 2020-2021

Scholarships and Awards 

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate Student Excellence Fellowship, Fall 2019
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award, Fall 2019
  • University of Central Florida Graduate Presentation Fellowship, Fall 2018
  • University of Central Florida Scholars Award, Fall 2017
  • University of Central Florida Scholars Award, Spring 2017
  • University of Central Florida Scholars Award, Fall 2016
  • University of Central Florida Scholars Award, Spring 2016

Skilled with Software Programs

  • Stata, R, Excel, LaTex, NVivo

Professional Memberships

  • Southwest Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • Florida Political Science Association
  • Law and Society