Robert W. Williams: C.V.

EDUCATION

1993

POSITIONS HELD

1993– Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Social Sciences, Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina.

1993 Instructor in American Government, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

1987 Instructor in Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.


COURSES TAUGHT AND AREAS OF TEACHING EXPERTISE

    Political theory (philosophy of social science; Western political philosophy) 

    American government

    International relations

    State and local government (United States)

    Political economy

    Comparative politics (Europe; Africa)

    Political geography 



AREAS OF RESEARCH SPECIALIZATION

    Environmental policies (environmental justice; sustainable development) 

    American government (policy making; federalism; immigration policy) 

    Energy policies (civilian nuclear energy) 

    Political theory (continental and democratic theories; cultural politics) 

PUBLICATIONS

Forthcoming: "Hegemony and Resistance: Toward a Research Agenda for Cultural Politics."  In the Midsouth Political Science Review (1998).  

Forthcoming: "The Contested Terrain of Environmental Justice Research: Community as Unit of Analysis."  In the Social Science Journal (1998). 

1997    "Intergovernmental Conflict Over Emergency Planning: The Politics of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant."  Polity, 30:2 (Winter): 285–314. 


MANUSCRIPTS  SUBMITTED  FOR  PUBLICATION

    "Environmental Injustice in America and Its Politics of Scale."  Revised and resubmitted to Political Geography.  


CONFERENCE  PRESENTATIONS

1998    "The Courts and Environmental Justice: Some Lessons for Policy Making."  Paper scheduled to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA.  

1998    "A Critical-Theoretic Approach to Environmental Inequity."  Paper presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, Massachusetts.  March.  

1997    "The Politics of Scale: Environmental Inequity in America."  Paper presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Fort Worth, Texas.  April. 

1996    "American Attitudes toward Hispanic Immigrants: An Exploratory Study."  Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the South Eastern Council on Latin American Studies (SECOLAS 1996), Coral Gables, Florida.  April.  

1996    "Community: The Contested Analytical Unit of Environmental Justice Research."  Paper presented at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Charlotte, North Carolina.  April.  

1995    "The Land of Opportunity Is Now Closed: ‘Defending' America from Foreign Influence."  Paper presented at the XIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA 1995), Washington, D.C.  September. 

1995    "International Trade, National Cultures: Forces of Hegemony and Dissent."  Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the South Eastern Council on Latin American Studies (SECOLAS 1995), Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  March.  

1994    "Western Roles in an Interdependent World."  Presentation at the conference, "A World of Transitions," sponsored by the Center for International Studies of Duke University, and the Triangle Universities Security Seminar, Durham, North Carolina.  June.  

1992    "What's Behind Yucca Mountain?  The High-Level Politics of Nuclear Waste."  Paper presented at the 1992 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.  September.  

1991    "Streamlined Regulation, Sidelined Democracy: The Case of U.S. Nuclear Licensing Reform."  Paper presented at the 1991 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  November.  

1991    "Atomic-Powered Democracy?  Intergovernmental Conflicts Over U.S. Nuclear Energy."  Paper presented at the 1991 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Tampa, Florida.  November.  

1990    "Labyrinth and Leviathan: Politics Versus the State in the Quest for American Nuclear Energy."  Paper presented at the 1990 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, California.  September.  

1990    "'Crisis?  What Legitimation Crisis?'  Policy, Protest, and American Nuclear Energy."  Paper presented at the 1990 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Fort Worth, Texas.  March.  

1989    "Politics, 'Anti-Politics' and Nuclear Energy: Legitimacy and the Structure of Anti-Nuclear Protest in America."  Paper presented at the 1989 Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia.  September.  

HONORS AND AWARDS

1982–1986   Departmental Fellowship, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. 

1998    Participant in the 1998 Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar, "Overcoming the Past and Meeting the Challenges of the Future in South Africa."  


PROFESSIONAL  ACTIVITIES

1996    Scholar/Facilitator for the "Choices for the 21st Century" Program, a public policy discussion series, conducted in four weekly sessions at the Rowan Public Library (NC) on various topics, including global environmental problems and international peace.  Sponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University and by the Center for the Book, State Library of North Carolina, with major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  October. 


ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERIENCE

1994–1997   Faculty Co-Advisor for the Livingstone College student delegations to various Model United Nations, Atlanta, Georgia. 

1996–1998   Ex officio member of the governing board of the Southern Regional Model United Nations. 

1998–1999   Member of the advisory board of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Model United Nations Carolina's Conference. 


REFERENCES

    Dr. Robert MacKinnon, Chair, Division of Social Sciences, Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina  28144.  Office: (704) 638-5540. 

    Dr. John Passé-Smith, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas  72035.  Office: (501) 450-3412. 

    Dr. Jonathan Reynolds, Assistant Professor, Division of English and Humanities, Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina  28144.  Office: (704) 638-5719. 

    Dr. Stephen Morris, Associate Professor, Director of Latin American Studies, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama  36608.  Office: (334) 460-7200.  
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