October 16, 2013
Assistant Professor Bianca Williams has been selected by the American Anthropological Association for its Leadership Fellows Program. The program provides an opportunity for promising new scholars who have demonstrated leadership potential in the field of anthropology to learn more about the governance of the AAA. Fellows are paired with mentors from the AAA Executive Board who provide insight into leadership and service roles within the association, share career planning advice, and provide a point of entry into the AAA governance system. Congratulations on this prestigious honor, Professor Williams!
In citing Dr. William's announcement, the AAA wrote: "The investigative thread that binds Williams’ research, teaching and service together is the question 'How do Black people develop strategies for enduring and resisting the effects of racism and sexism, while attempting to maintain emotional wellness?' Recently, this investigation led Williams to co-author an article titled, “Sitting at the Kitchen Table: Fieldnotes from Women of Color in Anthropology,” with fellow anthropologists Tami Navarro and Attiya Ahmad. As mentioned previously, this article is forthcoming in Cultural Anthropology. Committed to the notion that anthropology can be an important and powerful motor for institutional and cultural change, Williams is a proud member of the Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA), the Association of Feminist Anthropologists (AFA), and the Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA)."