Dr. Williams studies American politics with focuses on behavior, geography, race and ethnic politics, and American political development.
In 2014, she received a BA degree in political science from Thee Jackson State University. Moreover, she received her PhD in political science in 2021 from the University of Michigan. Dr. Williams' research agenda includes projects measuring sub-national identities in the U.S and examining their role in shaping national and local politics as well as how voters think about politics. Her current book project includes a novel cross-racial measurement of Southern identity, investigating its relationship with various political attitudes.