Julie Davis

Professor of History of Art

(215) 898-3247

307 Jaffe Building


Julie Nelson Davis teaches a wide range of courses on East Asian art, with a focus on the period 1600 to the present, including courses that incorporate cinema, print, and other media. Davis research focuses on the arts and material cultures of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Japan, with a focus on prints, paintings, and illustrated books. One of the leaders in the field of ukiyo-e (“images of the floating world”), Davis takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding these works in context, exploring issues related to artistic practice, authorship, gender, and censorship, among others. For more, see her faculty profile: https://arth.sas.upenn.edu/people/julie-nelson-davis

Research Interests

East Asian Cinema


History of Art