Davidson is the author of Empire and Exile: Postcolonial Readings of Selected Texts of the Book of Jeremiah, as well as Writing/Reading the Bible in Postcolonial Perspective, and a co-editor of Islands, Islanders and the Bible: RumiNations. He is currently co-authoring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: A Guide for the Perplexed and co-editing Prophetic Otherness , both of which should be completed in 2019. He has authored various essays that explore the Hebrew Bible from postcolonial, gendered, and several critical perspectives.
Davidson, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, earned a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He received a S.T.M. from Boston University, a M.A. from the University of the West Indies, a Diploma of Ministerial Studies from the United Theological College of the West Indies, and a B.A. from the University of the West Indies.
A member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Davidson serves as the General Editor of Semeia Studies. In addition, he Chairs the steering committee of the Israelite Prophetic Literature Section and serves on the Bible and Empire as well as the Reading/Writing Jeremiah program units of the SBL. His other professional memberships include the Society for the Study of Black Religions. He also serves on the editorial boards of Biblical Interpretation and Black Theology: An International Journal. Davidson is an ordained elder within the United Methodist Church (New York Annual Conference).