Research & Practice Areas
African diaspora, Caribbean, Latin America, Dominican Republic & Haiti, Black internationalism, U.S. empire, diplomatic history, African diaspora religion, Protestant missions, race and nation building, 19th and early 20th centuries Americas
- Ph.D. History, Duke University, 5/2017
- B.A. Latin American Studies, Yale University, 5/2009
- John C. Danforth Center Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington University in Saint Louis, 2020-2022
- Charles Warren Center Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard University, 2018-2020
Summary Statement of Research Interests
Professor Davidson is an interdisciplinary historian with specializations in Latin American & Caribbean history, African American Studies, and Religious Studies. Her book manuscript tentatively entitled, “The Myth and the Middleman: Religious Race-Making at the Dominican Crossroads,” explores diplomatic and cultural relations between the Dominican Republic and the United States in the late nineteenth century. Her articles have appeared in the New West Indian Guide and Estudios Sociales (Dom. Rep.), the Journal of Africana Religions, the journal of Church History, and the Journal of African American History. She has received funding from the Fulbright-Hayes DDRA fellowship, the New York Public Library, the Social Science Research Center, and African American Intellectual Historical Society in support of her research.