Seretha D. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, a master’s degree and doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Georgia, and a master’s degree in library information science from Valdosta State University. A professor of English and affiliated faculty in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Williams specializes in Africana literatures and digital humanities. She is a content expert on Margaret Walker, the Harlem and Black Chicago Renaissances, the Black Arts Movement, and Afrofuturism. Williams is a Black Book Interactive Project scholar (University of Kansas), a co-editor of the essay collection Afterimages of Slavery, and co-founder and co-managing editor of Third Stone, a digital journal for Afrofuturism. She is the digital humanities fellow for Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the facilitator for the college’s digital humanities course, Human Experience and Meaning.

Dr. William’s current research project focuses on Margaret Walker’s unpublished manuscript “Goose Island and 1930’s Chicago.

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