Dr. Lee Davis, Founding Editor

California Cultures : A Monograph Series


Dr. Lee Davis is an anthropologist (San Francisco State University, Emerita. University of Nebraska. CSU Hayward) who has worked with the people of Native California, most closely with the Hupa people, for over thirty years. She is also a museologist (previously the Asst. Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley). She founded several large scale projects including the California Indian Library Collections (CILC) program, the California Indian Project (CIP), and the Pacific West Center for Regional Humanities. For many years, she was the Principal Coordinator of the California Indian Conference.

Favorite quote:

"Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine."

    - Ludwig van Beethoven