Daniel Williams is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, as well co-coordinator of Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity and affiliate faculty in Women’s Studies. Professor Williams’ work examines identities and inequalities from a comparative and intersectional perspective, with a focus on contemporary Germany/Europe and the U.S., and a secondary interest in the African Diaspora. His main interest is in the interrelationship of race, ethnicity, and nation in both social life and in sociological analysis, as well as how they are shaped by class and gender. He examines these constructions through the experiences of immigrants and racial minorities, immigration policy and political discourse, and media representations.
He teaches courses on immigration and citizenship, race and ethnicity, masculinity, and social problems, as well as the department’s research methods course.
University of Maryland-College Park, 2012
German Academic Exchange Service Research Grant (2015).
Williams, D. (2013). Germanness or Rights? Second Generation Young Adults and Citizenship in Contemporary Germany. German Politics and Society, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp. 30–48.