Bianca C. Williams

Bianca C. Williams (she/her) is associate professor of anthropology and faculty lead of the PublicsLab at CUNY Graduate Center. Interested in how Black people develop strategies for maintaining emotional wellness in the face of racism and sexism, she studies race, gender, equity, and Black women’s emotional lives in higher education and organizing communities. Williams is the author of The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism (Duke University Press, 2018) and co-editor of Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions: Power, Diversity, and the Emancipatory Struggle in Higher Education (SUNY Press, 2021). For more information, see