Nancy Fairley


Ph.D. State University New York, Stony Brook
B.A. Richmond College, City University of New York


A native of eastern North Carolina, I teach courses about ethnic relations in America, art, African civilizations, and Africanisms in American Culture.

My research interests are social anthropology, religion, Africa, and African Americans.

Since 1996 I have directed Davidson's summer academic program in the West African nation of Ghana.


  • ANT 101 Introductory Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 205 Ethnic Relations
  • ANT 222 African Civilizations
  • ANT 232 Contemporary Ghanaian Society and Culture
  • ANT 257 The African Continuum
  • ANT 350 Art, Society and Culture