Dr. Williams has long explored things that are missing, that have been disappeared and/or rendered invisible in the stories we tell about ourselves. As such, her work challenges audiences to ask how and why they think they know what they know, and how they might unlearn it, or learn it differently. As a long-time feminist scholar-activist, she is also committed to mobilizing the freedom and (increasingly rare) privilege of tenure in the service of social justice. It is therefore imperative that her research not only exist in dynamic relationship with her teaching, but that it also advance public knowledge and help maintain a vibrant cultural awareness of issues affecting women, other gender and sexual minorities, and historically oppressed groups. These are the common themes – and common goals – that continue to unite her various projects.
"The Vagina Monologues: Theoretical, Pedagogical and Geopolitical Concerns," in Transnational Borderlands in Women's Global Networks: The Making of Cultural Resistance, eds. Clara Roman-Odio and Marta Sierra. Palgrave MacMillon, 2011.
“Crime, Corruption, and Chaos: Sex Trafficking and the ‘Failure’ of U.S. Russia Policy,” International Feminist Journal of Politics 13.1 (March 2011): 1–24.
“The Cultural Politics of Cold War: The International Spy Museum and the Post-9/11 U.S. Security State," in The Politics of Cultural Programming in Public Spaces, eds. Robert Gehl and Victoria Watts, pp. 96-110. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.