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Anthony James Williams

PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of California-Los Angeles

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About Anthony

Williams' research focuses on race, gender, sexuality, incarceration, and social movements. Overarching themes in Williams' writings include public space, resistance, and marginalization more broadly. Williams serves as co-director of UCLA's Justice Work Group, co-coordinator of the UCLA Race and Ethnicity Working Group, and volunteers inside juvenile facilities with Inside OutWriters. Additionally, Williams works as an independent facilitator and consultant for nonprofit organizations.

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"Only Fags Bottom: Recreating Toxic Masculinities in Queer Communities," Anthony James Williams, Masculinities 101, August 31, 2018.
"Who Teaches Academics to Theorize?," Anthony James Williams, Inside Higher Ed, June 15, 2018.
"Divestment from Private Prisons and Fossil Fuels Can Work," Anthony James Williams (with Ron Dellums and Silver Hannon), The Hill, April 21, 2016.
"Why I Started Tweeting and Helped Popularise #MasculinitySoFragile," Anthony James Williams, Independent, September 27, 2015.


"The Road to Private Prison Divestment" Boom: A Journal of California 6, no. 2 (2016).

Discusses the Afrikan Black Coalition and their efforts to divest from private prisons.

"South African Healthcare: Utopian Dream or Failed Reality?" Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal (2015).

Argues, based on the Peoples' Health Charter,  that the National Health Insurance alone is not enough to fix health disparities in South Africa if the commodifications of healthcare and the alienation of rural and unpaid healthcare workers is not first addressed.