Race and Ethnic Relations

Kristen Williams, Ph.D.

Kristen P. Williams, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Political Science
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: 508-793-7446
Email: kwilliams@clarku.edu


Education

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1986
M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1990
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1992
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1998

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Williams teaches courses on international relations, including U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. National Security, Women and War, Peace and War, Religion and International Relations, and Gender and Conflict. Her primary research addresses the connection between international relations theory, nationalism and ethnic conflict, and gender. Her current research project explores gender, masculinity, and the U.S. foreign policy and national security establishment.

Selected Publications

Books

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams, eds., Women, Gender Equality, and Post-Conflict Transformation: Lessons of the Past, Implications for the Future (New York: Routledge Publishers, 2017)

Steven L. Spiegel, Elizabeth Matthews, Jennifer Taw, and Kristen P. Williams, World Politics in a New Era, 6th edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams, Women at War, Women Building Peace: Challenging Gender Norms (Boulder: Kumarian Press, 2013)

Kristen P. Williams, Steven E. Lobell, and Neal G. Jesse, eds. Beyond Great Powers and Hegemons: Why Secondary States Support, Follow or Challenge (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012)

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams, Women and War: Gender Identity and Activism in Times of Conflict (Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 2010)

Neal G. Jesse and Kristen P. Williams, Ethnic Conflict: A Systematic Approach to Cases of Conflict (Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2011)

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams, Women, the State, and War: A Comparative Perspective on Citizenship and Nationalism (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007)

Neal G. Jesse and Kristen P. Williams, Identity and Institutions: Conflict Reduction in Divided Societies (Albany: SUNY Press, 2005)

Kristen P. Williams, Despite Nationalist Conflicts: Theory and Practice of Maintaining World Peace (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2001)

Book chapters in edited volumes

Kristen P. Williams, “Bosnia, Women, and Gender in a post-Dayton World,” in Women, Gender Equality, and Post-Conflict Transformation, eds. Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams (New York: Routledge Publishers, 2017):97-122.

Kristen P. Williams, “Women and War,” in Women in War—Examples from Norway and Beyond, edited by Kjersti Ericsson (Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishers, 2015): 17-35.

Kristen P. Williams, “Romania’s resistance to the USSR,” in Kristen P. Williams, Steven E. Lobell, and Neal G. Jesse, eds. Beyond Great Powers and Hegemons: Why Secondary States Support, Follow or Challenge (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012): 33-48.

Neal G. Jesse, Steven Lobell, Galia Press-Barnathan, and Kristen P. Williams, “The Leader Can’t Lead when the Followers Won’t Follow: The Limitations of Hegemony,” in Beyond Great Powers and Hegemons: Why Secondary States Support, Follow or Challenge, Kristen P. Williams, Steven E. Lobell, and Neal G. Jesse eds. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012): 1-30.

Journal Articles and Review Essays

“Feminist Security Studies,” in Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations, edited by Patrick James (New York: Oxford University Press, April 27, 2017)

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams, “Women, DDR, and Post-Conflict Transformation: Lessons from the Cases of Bosnia and South Africa,” Journal of Research in Gender Studies 5, 2 (2015): 11-53.

Steven E. Lobell, Neal G. Jesse, and Kristen P. Williams, “Why Do Secondary States Choose to Support, Follow, or Challenge?” in the Special Issue: Regional Contestation to Rising Powers, International Politics 52, 2 (February 2015): 146-62.

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams, “Nationalism, citizenship, and gender,” in The International Studies Encyclopedia, Robert A. Denemark, ed., Blackwell Reference Online (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2010)

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams, “Who Belongs? Women, Marriage and Citizenship: Gendered Nationalism and the Balkan Wars,” International Feminist Journal of Politics 6, 3 (September 2004): 418-37.