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Kim Williams

Office: URBN 650K
Phone: 503.725.8320

Kim M. Williams is Associate Professor of Political Science and Academic Director of the Center for Women, Politics & Policy at the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. Before joining the faculty at Portland State in 2011 she taught at the Harvard Kennedy School (2000-2010). Her research and teaching interests converge around issues of race and immigration in American politics. She is the author of Mark One or More: Civil Rights in Multiracial America (University of Michigan Press, 2006) and numerous articles and book chapters. She is currently completing two articles for publication: “Immigrant Rights & Civil Rights in a Deep South City: HB 56 in Birmingham Alabama” (with co-author Lonnie Hannon III) and “Elite Cues Matter: Black Public Opinion on Immigration Reform from 2006 to 2013”. Williams is also the author of “The Impact of the Multiracial Movement on Racial Justice & Race Policy” a book chapter that will appear in Race Policy and Multiracial Americans (The Policy Press, UK), edited by Kathleen Odell Korgen.  Appointed to the U.S. Census Advisory Committee for the African American Population in 2007, Williams holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in Government from Cornell University.