Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • PhD, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, expected 2023
  • 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

  • “The Freshman Effect on Oral Argument in the U.S. Supreme Court.” Writing up results.
  • “Order in the Court: Assessing the Impact of Judicial Independence on the Onset of Ethnic Conflict.” In preparation for submission to an academic conference. 
  • “Reliable Sources? Correcting Misinformation in Polarized Media Environments,” with Nicholas R. Davis, Amanda Heideman, Patrick Kraft, Jason T. Neumeyer, and Shin Young Park.  In preparation for submission to American Politics Review

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