Grad Students

Anthony James Williams

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Current Project: I am using over 75 hours of participant observation on Los Angeles county buses and trains to map how passenger interactions are stratified by race, gender, and disability.

Fields of Study

Incarceration; Social Movements; Race & Ethnicity; Gender & Sexuality


Peer Reviewed Articles

Williams, A. “The Road to Private Prison Divestment: Inside the University of California student campaign.” Boom: A Journal of California, August 2016.

Williams, A. “South African Healthcare: Utopian Dream or Failed Reality?” 2016 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Journal.


Williams, A. “#MasculinitySoFragile.” American Sociological Association Sex & Gender Newsletter, November 2015, Fall Edition. Retrieved 25 November 2015

Grants and Awards

  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (UCLA), 2018-19
  • Graduate Dean's Scholar Award (UCLA), 2017-22
  • Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship (UCLA), 2017-22
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow (UC Berkeley), 2014-16
  • Sociology Departmental Citation Recipient (UC Berkeley), 2016
  • California Alumni Association Leadership Award (UC Berkeley), 2015-16
  • Markowski-Leach Scholar (UC Berkeley), 2015-16
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar (University of Cape Town), 2014

Conference Presentations

It Means Loving Yourself Enough: Black Women Leaders and Self Care in the #BlackLivesMatterMovement

2017    Queer Graduate Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2016    American Sociological Association Annual Conference Roundtable, WA, USA

2016    American Sociological Association Annual Conference, Honors Roundtable, WA, USA

#MasculinitySoFragile: Twitter as a Public Sociology Tool to Dismantle Toxic Masculinities

2016    Invited lecture—California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA, USA

#MasculinitySoFragile: Dismantling Toxic Masculinity from the Inside Out

2016    Center for Race & Gender’s Thursday Forum Series, University of California, Berkeley

Being a Visible Marker: How Black Queer Women Activists Battle Microaggressions

2015    Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Regional Conference, Stanford University

2015    Chicago Research Symposium: Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Chicago

The G-Study: Examining men who have sex with men on Grindr

2014    Multicultural Community Center Research Symposium, University of California, Berkeley


Karida Brown and Marcus Anthony Hunter


B.A. (honors) in Sociology, University of California Berkeley, 2016