Tonya Williams


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Tonya M. Williams, Ph.D., joined the faculty in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Johnson C. Smith University as a visiting assistant professor of political science in Fall 2011. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and Clark Atlanta University in political science. Dr. Williams interdisciplinary scholarship broadly interrogates the intersection between race, gender, class and public policy while incorporating discourse from international human rights law. Currently, she is investigating race, region, and reproductive public policy formation on the state levels in the US South. She is a former New Voice Gulf Coast Transformation Fellow, 2007-2010, previously serving as a research associate, campaign director and program director at two Atlanta based non-profit organizations where she edited two popular education social justice publications.

At Johnson C. Smith, Dr. Williams is responsible for teaching courses in American Government, Research Methods, Policy Analysis, State and Local Politics, Black Political Thought and legal studies courses. Dr. Williams is the advisor for the National Council of Negro Women chapter at Johnson C. Smith University and serves as the co-advisor for the Pre-Law Society.

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