Davidson, Jenny 1971–

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Davidson, Jenny 1971–

PERSONAL: Born July 21, 1971, in London, England; daughter of Ian H. (in the computer industry) and Caroline R. (a teacher) Davidson. Education: Harvard University, A.B., 1993; Yale University, Ph.D., 1999.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.

CAREER: Columbia University, New York, NY, assistant professor of English, 2000–.


Heredity (novel), Soft Skull Press (Brooklyn, NY), 2003.

Hypocrisy and the Politics of Politeness: Manners and Morals from Locke to Austen, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 2004.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Dynamite No. 1, a novel, first volume in a projected trilogy; Breeding: Nature and Nurture before Biology.