Research Interests and Writing
Contributing knowledge and perspectives to a growing field of social justice education and working to be a scholar - educator - activist is something that I strive to continue doing. Find citations to my writing here:
Williams, T. (2015) Forward. Piacitelli, J., Sumka, S. and Porter, M. Working Side by Side: Alternative Breaks as Catalysts for Global Learning, Student Leadership, and Social Change. Sterling: Stylus.
Williams, T. (2014). "Personal Story". In Ardoin, S. (Ed.), The Strategic Guide to Shaping Your Student Affairs Career. Herdon: Stylus.
Williams, T. & Brigham, E. (2012). “Putting the “co” in co-facilitation: Developing & sustaining effective co-facilitation. In Landerman, L. (Ed.), The Art of Effective Facilitation: Reflections from Social Justice Educators. Washington: ACPA.
Tanya Ovea Williams, "A process of becoming: U.S. born African American and Black women in a process of liberation from internalized racism" (January 1, 2011). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. Paper AAI3465244.
Joseph, V. & Williams, T. O. (2008). “Good niggers”: The struggle to find courage, strength, and confidence to fight internalized racism and internalized dominance. Democracy and Education, 17 (2), 67-73.
Dr. Williams is an extremely gifted engager and facilitator. She has the ability to help people hear each other. She offers authentic feedback and suggestions to help move individuals and organizations forward.
Tanya Williams is one of the best social justice educators in the field today. Her passion, expertise, dedication, and compassion make her an excellent facilitator in any setting. She is a powerful presence in the room who is gifted at educating about challenging subjects, while pushing us all along our journey of understanding and our role in creating socially just communities on our campuses or in our organizations.