Biography: Jonita Davis is a film and culture critic, professor, and lifelong Blerd. She has been writing for 15 years on topics exploring the intersection of pop culture, identity, education, parenting, and how those relationships affect our lives as parents, women, black women, nerds, and people of this planet. She is currently exploring many of these topics as they manifest in film and the entertainment industry. Davis has three published books Michigan City’s Marinas (2009) and Michigan City’s Washington Park (2011), and Questioning Cultural Appropriation (2018). She studied composition and criticism, earning a master’s degree from Purdue University. Davis is currently a member of the AAFCA (African American Film Critics Association), NABJ (National Association for Black Journalists), the CIC (Chicago Independent Critics), Film Independent, and is a Rotten Tomatoes Independent Critic. Davis looks forward to engaging readers and directing writers to do the same as co-founder/co-producer of MulDiversity, and the founder of The Black Cape.
Favorite Films: The Broken Hearts Gallery, Crazy Rich Asians, Minari, The US vs. Billie Holliday, and Blood Quantum
Favorite TV Shows: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Superstore, 9-1-1-, Wynona Earp, The Magicians, and 9-1-1 Lonestar.