Ph.D., Cornell University
Research Interests and Background
Dr. Williams’s primary research interest is in slave narratives and neo-slavery texts. He has published on topics ranging from Othello to Charles Chesnutt, and presented at numerous conferences. Dr. Williams came to Saint Anselm in 2007.
At Saint Anselm, he is faculty co-advisor to the Black Student Coalition, and the literary magazine, Quatrain. He also serves on the delegate assembly, the elective body of the Modern Language Association.
Dr. Keith Williams teaches nineteenth and twentieth-century African American Literature and American Literature. In addition to general survey courses in these areas, he teaches specialized topics on such areas as the U.S. Civil War and the Harlem Renaissance.