Hettie Williams

Lecturer

ABD, Drew University

MA, Drew University

MA, Monmouth University

Office: Howard Hall, Room 330

Phone: 732-263-5703

Email: hwilliam@monmouth.edu

Web site: HettieWilliams

Regularly Taught Courses:

The History of African Americans

U.S. History I and II

American Popular Culture in the 1960s

Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance

The Civil Rights Movement

Readings in African American Intellectual History

African Diaspora in the Americas

Western Civilization in World Perspective I and II

Urban Legends

Introduction to Gender Studies

Spike Lee & the Black Aesthetic

About:

Hettie Williams’ research and teaching interests include: recent American history; the 1960s; the history of African Americans; race; identity; studies in the African Diaspora; and gender. She has taught survey courses in U.S. history, world history, western civilization, and upper division courses on the history of African Americans. She has published various entries and essays for several volumes and a text on the American civil rights movement titled We Shall Overcome to We Shall Overrun: The Collapse of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Revolt (1962-1968). Currently, she teaches as a lecturer of African American history in the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University. She has recently completed an edited volume titled Color Struck: Essays on Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective and is currently working on an edited volume with the renown race scholar G. Reginald Daniel.

Selected Works:

Books:

Race and the Obama PhenomenonWilliams, Hettie V., and G. Reginald Daniel, (eds.).   Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2014.

 

 

 

 

Converging IdentitiesWilliams, Hettie V., and Julius O. Adekunle, (eds.) Converging Identities: Blackness in the ModernAfrican Diaspora. African World Series Edited by Toyin Falola. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2013.

 

 

 

 

   We Shall OvercomeWilliams, Hettie V. We Shall Overcome,To We Shall Overrun: The Collapse of the Civil rights Movement and the Black Power Revolt, 1962-1968. Lanham, NC: University Press of America, 2009.

 

 

 

 

Book chapters:

Williams, Hettie V. "In Pursuit of Self: The Identity of an American President and Cosmopolitanism." In Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More PerfectMultiracial Union edited by G. Reginald Daniel and Hettie V. Williams. University Press of Mississippi, (forthcoming) 2014.

Williams, Hettie V. "Black Like Who? The Identity of an American President." In Converging Identities:Blackness in the Modern African Diaspora . edited by Julius Adekunle and Hettie V. Williams in the African World Series Edited by Toyin Falola. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2013.

Williams, Hettie V. "Black No More: Race and Race Science in Contemporary America." In Color Struck:Essays on Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective. edited by Julius O. Adekunle, Lanham; MD: University Press of America, 2010.

Presentations/Invited Talks:

Invited Paper, “The Georgia of the North: Black Professionals and the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey,” New England Historical Association Annual Conference, Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts, 25-26 April 2014.

Invited Paper, "Call Us By Our Name:" Black Women Claiming Voice and the Divine in American History and Culture," Ways of Knowing Conference at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 25-26 October 2013.

Invited Paper, "The Identity of an American President and Cosmopolitanism," International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference for Academic Disciplines, Harvard University Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 26-30 May 2013.

Invited Paper, "Land of Peril and Promise: A Survey of the Civil Rights Activities of the Black Professional Class in New Jersey, 1909-1949," The Sixties at Fifty Conference, Boston University Graduate Student and Political History Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 22-23 March, 2013.

Forthcoming:

Williams, Hettie V. Black Identity in the African Diaspora. McFarland & Company, Inc. (forthcoming, 2015).

Williams, Hettie V. ed. "Lifting as We Climb":   Black Women Intellectuals in Modern U.S. History . Praeger, (forthcoming, 2016)