Professor Williams teaches the history of political thought, contemporary democratic theory, feminist theory, multiculturalism, and American political thought. She is also author of articles and books on issues in contemporary democratic theory and the history of political thought, ranging across the themes of citizenship, deliberative democracy, toleration, education, Aboriginal rights, feminist theory, representation, and affirmative action. Williams received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University and her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College. She was a Visiting Faculty Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Ethics and the Professions (now the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics) (1996-97), a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam (2000), and Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University’s Center for Human Values (2000-01).