Carol Davis, a Mar Vista resident, poet and adjunct English professor at Santa Monica College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach literature in St. Petersburg, Russia.

This is Davis’s second Fulbright award. She spent the 1996-97 academic year as a senior Fulbright scholar teaching Jewish literature in St. Petersburg.

Davis will spend the fall semester teaching at the Center for American and British Studies at St. Petersburg State University.

She will also lecture and give poetry readings in Moscow and other areas of Russia.

She is fluent in Russian and has been teaching at Santa Monica College for five years.

Her poems have won awards and appeared in various magazine publications.

In 1991, Paper Bag Press published Davis’s first book, Letters from Prague.

In 1997, the poetry book It’s Time to Talk About was published in English and Russian.

Another poetry book, The Violin Teacher, is scheduled to be released in November.

Poetry awards that Davis won include the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for Poems on the Jewish Experience.

She also won the Reuben Rose Poetry Competition in Israel and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, an American literary prize.

Davis has a bachelor’s degree in Russian Language and Literature from Western Washington University.

She has a master’s degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Washington. She also studied at the University of California at Berkeley.