Emmalon Davis specializes in ethics, social and political philosophy, and epistemology, especially where these areas intersect with philosophy of race and feminist philosophy. Her research explores the social processes through which knowledge is collectively developed and disseminated within (and across) communities. In particular, she looks at how race and gender prejudice exert a distorting influence over these processes. Much of her work examines the epistemic exclusion of diverse practitioners within the academy. With a special focus on the underrepresentation of women and people of color in academic philosophy, her research aims to identify and ameliorate the epistemic challenges facing diverse practitioners in philosophy and in academic settings more generally.