Sam Davis holds a Ph.D. in History from Temple University. His research interests include African American history, Native American history, legal history, and 19th-century political history. Dr. Davis earned a B.A. in African American Studies from the University of Tennessee and an M.A. in African American & African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University. He has presented his work at the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Student Research Colloquium as part of the American Society for Legal History and the Society for U.S. Intellectual History. Dr. Davis is currently working on a book manuscript based on his dissertation that explores the execution and afterlives of American projects for African colonization and Native removal in the Old Northwest.