Kim M. Williams
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Kim M. Williams is an associate professor of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her research and teaching interests center on race and immigration in American politics. Her first book, Mark One or More: Civil Rights in Multiracial America (University of Michigan Press, 2006), explores recent and unprecedented changes in the American racial classification system.
At Radcliffe, Williams will work on “Transition: The Politics of Racial and Ethnic Change in Urban America,” a book about black responses to rising Latino power and influence in the United States. In the summer of 2007, with the help of a team of doctoral student interviewers, Williams completed fieldwork in nine case cities for this project; the cities represent different dimensions of a larger typology designed to explore variation in black adjustment patterns across “types” of cities.
Recently appointed to the Census Advisory Committee on the African American Population, Williams holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD in government from Cornell University.