Muriam Haleh Davis

User Muriam Haleh Davis

User Associate Professor



Humanities Division

Associate Professor


Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Stevenson College Academic Building

Spring 2022 Thursdays, 2pm-4pm in Stevenson 212 or on Zoom.

Stevenson Academic Services

2004-2006: MA in Arab Studies, Georgetown University

2006-2008: MA in Culture and Theory, University of California, Irvine

2008-2015: PhD in History, NYU 

2015-2016: Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow, European University Institute 

My research interests focus on development, decolonization and race in North Africa. My first book, Markets of Civilization: Islam and Racial Capitalism in Algeria will be published with Duke University Press in 2022. I am currently working on the history of the social sciences and decolonization, with a particular focus on the discipline of sociology.


Markets of Civilization: Racial Capitalism and Islam in Algeriaforthcoming (2022) with Duke University Press.


Co-editor of North Africa and the Making of Europe: Governance, Institution and Culture. Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, 2018.


Selected Recent Articles:

"Incommensurate Ontologies? Anti-Black Racism and the Question of Islam in French Algeria." Lateral, Spring 2021.


"The Transformation of Man in French Algeria: Economic Planning and the Postwar Social Sciences." Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 52(1), 73-94, 2017.