Following her graduation from RMC Davis held a number of positions, as an analyst, at various departments of Canada's Federal Government.
Starting in 2008 Davis published multipe academic article on female terrorists.
- "Jessica Davis: non-academic affiliate". Terrorism Security and Society. https://www.tsas.ca/affiliate/jessica-davis/. Retrieved 2018-06-18. "Jessica Davis graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics."
- "Jessica Davis: MA, War Studies, Royal Military College of Canada". Research Gate. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jessica_Davis18. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
- Jennifer Philippa Eggert. "Book Review – Jessica Davis’s ‘Women in Modern Terrorism’". London School of Economics. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/2017/08/14/book-review-jessica-daviss-women-in-modern-terrorism/. Retrieved 2018-06-18. "For example, female supporters of political violence are often presented as naïve and guided by personal motivations as if they did not have any agency. In this context, the recent publication of Jessica Davis’s monograph on women’s roles in modern terrorism is to be welcomed, as more academic research on the topic is needed to understand the variety of roles and experiences of female members of non-state armed groups."
- Jessica Davis (2017). "Women in Modern Terrorism: From Liberation Wars to Global Jihad and the Islamic State". Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781442274990. https://books.google.ca/books?id=uR_aDQAAQBAJ&dq=Women+in+modern+terrorism&source=gbs_navlinks_s. Retrieved 2018-06-18.