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Dana Williams

Associate Professor

Dana Williams is an associate professor, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Akron, and has teaching and research interests in the areas of social inequalities (class, gender, race/ethnicity, and sexuality intersectionality), social movements, political sociology, public sociology, and organizations. Williams enjoys regularly teaching Social Research Methods, Sociological Theory, Statistics, Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Movements, Public Sociology, and many other courses.

Recent published research has appeared in Sociology Compass, Social Science Quarterly, and Race, Ethnicity & Education. Williams has authored two books, Black Flags & Social Movements: A Sociological Analysis of Movement Anarchism(opens in new window) (Manchester University Press) and Anarchy & Society: Reflections on an Anarchist Sociology(opens in new window) (co-authored with Jeff Shantz, Brill). Most recently, Williams has conducted two interview projects focused on: (1) Sociologists Knowledge of Anarchism (SKAP)(opens in new window), and (2) the experiences of long-term radical movement participants. Other interests include social and political trust, food security and cooperative food projects, permaculture, anarchist theory and practice, critical and people's histories, alternative transportation, and the free/libre/open-source software movement.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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