Think Tank Scholar: Dr. Daniel Williams
Mapping Prejudice is pleased to introduce Dr. Daniel Williams, who will be one of the project’s Think Tank Scholars this coming year. Dr. Williams is Associate Professor of Sociology and Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity at St. Catherine University. His research focuses on ethnographic and qualitative approaches to race and ethnicity, immigration, and neighborhoods and cities. Professor Williams will be working on an oral history of race, homeownership, and community in the Twin Cities Metro Area. He will conduct in-depth interviews with BIPOC homeowners to uncover and understand how communities of color have negotiated homeownership and made community in the context of historically racialized practices and policies. A second part of this project–a multilingual survey of neighborhood citizenship and community–will focus on the experiences of immigrants and US-born communities of color to address the complexity of racial and ethnic diversity and space in the local context. Professor Williams will also facilitate conversations with place-based groups across communities across the Twin Cities on the history of racialized housing and the wealth gap.