Professor of English
Chris Davidson is associate professor of English and director of the English Writing Program. He teaches courses in critical thinking and writing, creative writing, and poetry. He has a bachelor's degree in English from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of California, Irvine. His essays and poetry have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Monster Verse: Poems Human and Inhuman; Orange County: A Literary Field Guide; and Why To These Rocks: 50 Years of Poems from the Community of Writers. He has published two chapbooks — Poems (Canvas Shop Press, 2012) and Easy Meal (Californios Press, 2020).
The Conference on Christianity and Literature, Biola University, La Mirada, CA. Presented on "'Christians are right indeed': Political and ecological legacies in The Song of Roland." April 2022.
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association, San Diego, CA. Presented on “Lawn as Eden: George Saunders' Use of the American Yard as Site of Spiritual and Moral Decision.” November 2019.
Crossing the Lines: Interdisciplinary Christian Conversations About Difference, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA. Co-presented with Dr. Bonnie Vidrine-Isbell on "How did this happen? What should I do? Situating Diversity within Sociohistorical Contexts & Collaborative Christian Response.” October 2019.
Council of Writing Program Conference, Sacramento, CA. Co-presented with Dr. Elmar Hashimov on "Creative Endeavors within Constraints: Working for Fairer Contingent Labor,” July 2018.
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association, Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI. Presented on “Skateboarding, Mark Twain, Marxism, and Me.” November 2017.
Center for Christian Thought, sixth annual conference, Biola University, La Mirada, CA. Presented on “Poetry and Intellectual Humility: Interpretation, Education, and Some Questions." May 2017.
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association, Portland State University, Portland, OR. Presented on “Intended Only for You: The Personal Address as Site and Means of Poetry." November 2015.
Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Presented on “Notes on a Bi-Coastal, Cross-Genre Conversation." May 2014.