Rhaisa Williams will be on leave for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Rhaisa Kameela Williams engages performance studies, black feminism, and political theory to examine the intersections between black motherhood, desire, and freedom in the United States.
William's work has been supported by the Ford and Mellon foundations, and has appeared in College Literature, Biography, and Transforming Anthropology. Currently, Williams is working on her book manuscript, which examines the social performances of black maternal grief and their mobilizations towards various political and performative ends. Her research interrogates archives within literature, personal family history, social policy, and print media.