Since 2008, Georgiann Davis has been studying the intersection of medicine and sex, gender, and sexuality. She has written numerous articles on intersex in various venues ranging from Ms. Magazine to the American Journal of Bioethics. In Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis (2015, NYU Press), Davis explores how intersex is defined, experienced, and contested in contemporary U.S. society.
In 2017, Davis — who was born with complete androgen insensitive syndrome, meaning she has an outward female appearance, but possesses XY chromosomes — was featured in National Geographic Channel's documentary Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, which explored society's evolving understanding of gender identity through the experiences of transgender and intersex individuals.
- Ph.D., Sociology, University of Illinois, Chicago
- M.A., Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
- B.A., Sociology, Northeastern Illinois University