Diana WilliamsAssistant Professor of History
Phone: (213) 740-9325
Office: SOS 277
Description of Research
Detailed Statement of Research Interests
Diana Williams writes on the relationship of law (particularly civil and family law) and culture in North America; her work focuses on race, gender, and sexuality. She is completing a book that links the history of interracial marriage to changing definitions of U.S. citizenship in the nineteenth century.
Her next project investigates the administration of Civil War widows' pensions as an epilogue to Reconstruction.
Other Advisement or Time Devoted to Students
- Faculty Advisor, USC Colloquium for the Study of Race, Class, and Freedom Struggles, 2010-2011
Honors and Awards
- William Nelson Cromwell Dissertation Prize in American Legal History, 2008-2009
Service to the University
- Member, Gender Studies Advisory Board, 2010-
- Member, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Steering Committee, 2009-
- Member, Steering Committee, Center for Law, History, and Culture, 2009-
- Co-Chair, Library and Technology Committee, History Department, 2009-2011