Christina Davidson

Christina Davidson

Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
Christina Davidson
Christina C. Davidson is an interdisciplinary historian with specializations in Latin American & Caribbean history, African American Studies, and religious history. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. She received her Ph.D. in History from Duke University. Her book manuscript, Converting Hispaniola: Religious Race-Making from Santo Domingo to Chicago explores diplomatic and cultural relations between the Dominican Republic and the United States in the late nineteenth century. Davidson argues that religious ideology was central to the delineation of racial and national boundaries between the two nations and Haiti. She additionally examines the religious ideas that African descendants employed in order to challenge global white supremacy and forge alternative narratives of anti-colonial, anti-racist national unity. Her articles have appeared in the New West Indian Guide and the Journal of Africana Religions. 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 teaches courses on Latin American history, Caribbean history, and African diaspora religion. In Spring 2019, she will teach the seminar “The Creole Spirits” in Harvard University’s Department of African and African American Studies.

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