Department of International Security Studies
• ABD, History, Yale University
• M.A., Yale Law School
• B.A., University of Cambridge
Carolyne Davidson is an assistant Professor at CISA-Ft. Bragg. She teaches the core course on Geostrategy along with electives on NATO and the European Union and Strategic Intelligence. She is a Ph.D candidate in history at Yale University and is in the process of completing her dissertation, “Dealing with de Gaulle: the United States, France and NATO, 1958-1970.” The dissertation reflects her interests in diplomatic history and policy studies with a focus on strategy and multilateral relations. Davidson has previously held fellowships at the Elliott School, George Washington University, the Brookings Institution and Sciences-Po, Paris. She is currently a graduate fellow for the Tobin Project’s National Security program and was selected as a “new face” in security studies by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.
Davidson has two chapters in edited volumes, one on de Gaulle and the United States in Mark Kramer’s Cold War Studies Series, International Perspectives on de Gaulle’s Foreign Policies (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011), and the second, “The Atlantic Community and de Gaulle’s European Ideal,” in Giles Scott-Smith (ed.), The Atlantic Community and the European Idea, from Kennedy to Nixon, (Soleb, 2011). She is also a writer for the History News Network.
Davidson is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and was awarded a Mellon Fellowship to Yale from 2001-2003, where she completed her Masters in Law at Yale Law School. She is married to LTC Ken Riggsbee and they have a daughter, Isla.