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Hettie Williams's Biography

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West Long Branch, New Jersey
Single.
Jun 2010

Hettie V. Williams completed her graduate work in history at Monmouth University in 2000. Her research interests include race, identity, and the cultural history of African Americans; recent American history; studies in the African Diaspora; and gender. She has taught survey courses in U.S. history, world history, western civilization and upper division courses on the history of African Americans. She has published various entries and essays for several volumes and recently completed a text on the American civil rights movement entitled We Shall Overcome to We Shall Overrun: The Collapse of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Revolt (1962-1968) and an edited volume with Julius O. Adekunle titled Color Struck: Essays on Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective. Currently, she teaches as a lecturer of African American history in the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University.

Influences

Modern American writers (Morrison, Wright, Ellison). Langston Hughes.

Upcoming Works

Forthcoming Books:

Daniel, G. Reginald, with Hettie V. Williams (eds.). Race and the Obama Phenomenon: Toward a More Perfect Union? London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
*With an Original Introduction written by George Lipsitz.

Williams, Hettie V. There is Confusion: Black Identity in the African Diaspora.
Jefferson; NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., (forthcoming) 2010.

Forthcoming Entries and Essays

Williams, Hettie V. “In Pursuit of Self: The Identity of an American President and
Cosmopolitanism.” In Race and Postracialism in the Age of Obama: A More
Perfect Union? edited by G. Reginald Daniel and Hettie V. Williams. London:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
Williams, Hettie V. “Halle Berry.” In Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia,
edited by Philip C. DiMare. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2010.
Williams, Hettie V. “Hattie McDaniel.” In Movies in American History: An
Encyclopedia, edited by Philip C. DiMare. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2010.
Williams, Hettie V. “Lean on Me.” In Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia,
edited by Philip C. DiMare. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2010.
Williams, Hettie V. “Oscar Micheaux.” In Movies and American Culture, edited by
Philip C. DiMare. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2010.
Williams, Hettie V. “Black Arts Movement.” In The Encyclopedia of American Reform
Movements, edited by John R. McKivigan, and Heather L. Kaufman. New York:
Facts on File, 2010.
Williams, Hette V. “Venus and Serena Williams.” In Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s
World, edited by Mary Zeiss, and Carol K. Oyster. Thousand Oaks; CA: SAGE
Publications, 2010.
Williams, Hettie V. “Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE).” In
Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, edited by Mary Zeiss, and Carol K.
Oyster. Thousand Oaks; CA: SAGE Publications, 2010
Williams, Hettie V. “Voodoo.” In Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, edited by
Mary Zeiss, and Carol K. Oyster. Thousand Oaks; CA: SAGE Publications, 2010.
Williams, Hettie V., and G. Reginald Daniel. “Barack Obama and Multiraciality.” In the
Encyclopedia of African American History, edited by Joe Trotter. New York:
Facts on File, 2010.

Journal Articles in Progress:

“Race Changes: Comparative Mixed Race and Whiteness in Global and Historical Perspective,” (pending review) Comparative Civilizations Review

“Saggin,’ Braggin,’ and Survivin’: Trauma and Tactical Expressionism in Hip Hop Culture,” (pending review) Words Beats and Life: The Global Journal of Hip Hop Culture

“A Black Man Called ‘White:’ Walter Francis White, Racial Ambiguity, and the Performance of the Self,” (pending Review) Ethnicities

“Mo’ Better Representations of Blackness: Cultural Nationalism in the Films of Spike Lee,” (pending review) Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Poems

Williams, Hettie V. “The American Flag,” poem in Footsteps in the Sand, by the Poetry
Guild, 1996, poem edited by author 2000. Certificate of Award, New Jersey
Library of Poetry, 1996.
Williams, Hettie V. “Terror, Rage, and Shame,” poem in Pathways of Poetry, by Fine
Fine Arts Press, 1995.
Williams, Hettie V. “Mute,” poem in All My Tomorrow’s, by Quil Books, 1994. also
Appears in the New Jersey Library of Poetry’s “Occasional Paper,” 1996.

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Publishers

University Press of America,
McFarland Publishers,
Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Interests & Hobbies

Reading, Writing, Painting, and attending cultural events.