Denise Davidson specializes in modern Europe with a focus on 18th- and 19th-century France. Her first book, France After Revolution, was published by Harvard University Press in 2007. In 2011 she published a co-authored book in French titled Le Roman Conjugal. Her graduate students have worked on a wide range of topics including Anglo-American representations of Islamic Spain, immigration in post-war France, and French and Francophone African perceptions of the American Civil Rights Movement. Two of her recent MA students, both of whom worked on twentieth-century France, are now fully funded doctoral students at Johns Hopkins University and at Boston College.