Johnny E. Williams

Associate Professor of Sociology, Trinity College

Hartford, CT

Johnny E. Williams

Johnny E. Williams is the author of African-American Religion and the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas (University Press of Mississippi 2003) which examines the role of religious culture in motivating civil rights protest among African-Americans. He is the author of numerous articles examining culture’s role in politics, social movement mobilization and scientific knowledge production. He has two forthcoming books: Decoding Racial Ideology in Genomics (Lexington Press) examines the complex role racialized culture plays in delimiting how genome researchers think about human genetic variation; The Persistence of White Sociology (Palgrave Macmillan) investigating how conventional sociology as a theory, method and ideology functions to ensure the viability of systemic racism. His commentary is featured in media outlets such as Black Agenda Report, Racism Review, CounterPunch, and The Mark News (Toronto, Canada).


Ph.D., Brandeis Univ. (1995)
M.A., Brandeis Univ. (1990)
M.A., Univ. of Arkansas (1986)
B.A., Ouachita Baptist Univ. (1984)


Office Location: Seabury Hall S-002, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
(860) 297-2370
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