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ROBERT   W.   WILLIAMS
Curriculum Vitae



Political Science
Livingstone College
701 West Monroe St.
Salisbury, North Carolina  28144
U.S.A.
   Office Tel.:  001.704.797.1174
   E-mail:  drrobtwms@hotmail.com



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EducationPositions HeldCourses TaughtAreas of Research
PublicationsWork in ProgressProfessional PresentationsHonors & Awards
College ServiceProfessional AffiliationsReferences



EDUCATION
1993 Ph.D. received in Political Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Dissertation: Atomic-Powered Democracy: Policy Against Politics in the Quest for American Nuclear Energy.
Dissertation Committee: Prof. Stephen Eric Bronner (advisor), Prof. Wilson Carey McWilliams, Prof. Ross K. Baker, Prof. Lee Clarke.
1981 B.A. received in Political Science and in History, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. Graduated Magna Cum Laude, with Honors in History.
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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.
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COURSES  TAUGHT
• Political theory (philosophy of social science; U.S. and European political philosophies)
• American government (national as well as state and local government)
• International relations and politics
• Political economy (including micro- and macroeconomics)
• Political geography (and human geography)
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AREAS  OF  RESEARCH
PRIMARY  FOCUS:
• Environmental policies (environmental justice; sustainable development)
• Political theory (European and democratic theories; cultural politics)
SECONDARY  FOCUS:
• American government (policy making; federalism; immigration policy)
• Energy policies (civilian nuclear energy)
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PUBLICATIONS
In Press "The Contested Terrain of Environmental Justice Research: Community as Unit of Analysis."  In the Social Science Journal (1999).
1999 "Environmental Injustice in America and Its Politics of Scale."  Political Geography, 18:1 (January): 49-74.
1998 "Hegemony and Resistance: Toward a Research Agenda for Cultural Politics."  Midsouth Political Science Review, vol. 2; pp. 73-93.
1997 "Intergovernmental Conflict Over Emergency Planning: The Politics of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant."  Polity, 30:2 (Winter): 285-314.
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WORK  IN  PROGRESS
• "The Rhythms of Geography: A Music Project."  (The paper sets forth guidelines for student projects designed to illustrate various geographic themes).
• "Getting to the Heart of Environmental Injustice: Social Science and Its Boundaries."  (This paper focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of two approaches to the study of environmental inequities).
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PROFESSIONAL  PRESENTATIONS
1998 "Monuments and Public Space in South Africa."  Presentation at the Fall Conferences of SERSAS , the Southeastern Regional Seminar on African Studies, Charlottesville, Virginia.  October.
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 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.
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.
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HONORS  AND  AWARDS
1998 Participant in the 1998 Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar Abroad Program, "Overcoming the Past and Meeting the Challenges of the Future in South Africa."  Sponsored by the US Department of Education, Center for International Education, and arranged and administered by the African-American Institute (Washington, DC and South African offices). July.
1982-1986 Departmental Fellowship, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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COLLEGE  SERVICE
1994– Faculty co-advisor for the Livingstone College History and Political Science Organization.
1993– Committee participation at Livingstone College, including the Library Committee, Computer Literacy Committee, Technology Team, Faculty Grievance Committee, and Curriculum and Catalog Committee.
1994-1998 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.
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PROFESSIONAL  AFFILIATIONS
American Political Science Association
Association of American Geographers
• Laurels Honor Society of Virginia Commonwealth University
National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Southeastern Regional Seminar on African Studies
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REFERENCES
Available upon request.  Please send your inquiries to the postal address listed at the top of this page or via e-mail to drrobtwms@hotmail.com.
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