Christina Davidson

Assistant Professor
Department of History
University of Southern California

Christina Davidson is an interdisciplinary historian with specializations in Latin American and Caribbean history, African American Studies, and religious history. 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.Davidson joined USC's Department of History following postdoctoral fellowships at the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis and at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. She earned her Ph.D. and master’s degree in History from Duke University and a B.A. from Yale University in Latin American Studies and International Studies.