Bringing a voice to Black women survivors of Hurricane Katrina 

Dr. Ophera A. Davis book, The Overlooked Voices of Hurricane Katrina: The Resilience and Recovery of Mississippi Black Women brings awareness to the experiences of these Hurricane Katrina survivors through narrative theory which empowers the women to tell their stories and strategies of survival and recovery over the years in their own words. Book endorsed by General Russel Honore’

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Dr. Ophera A. Davis

Disaster Expert 

Dr. Davis has conducted research for decades. Her new book, Overlooked Hurricane Katrina Mississippi Black Women Survivors Resilience and Recovery analyzes the longitudinal experiences of group whose narratives have been obscured although they have been in plain view. She has published several papers on disaster survivors. Her first article on Hurricane Katrina was published in a Harvard Journal. She has given talks at academic conferences on her Hurricane Katrina project over the last 15 years on six continents.

Career Coach
Davis Consulting

Dr. Davis has coached high school, undergraduates and graduate students. She has helped them find their purpose, passion and choose the best major or career so that they can  find happiness in their job and make their impact on the world. Dr. Davis’s “TV Talk Show -TheJobDoctor aired in Boston. She has published articles and given a plethora talks on various aspects of professional success across the world.

College Professor &
International Speaker

Professor Davis has taught courses in the Boston area for over 20 years in Africana Studies and Psychology. She has served as a mentor and career advisor to many students. Dr. Davis has lectured and given talks on Women and Disasters, Career Counseling, and Race, Diversity, and Inclusion across the world.


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