International Development and Social Change

Kristen Williams, Ph.D.

Kristen P. Williams, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Political Science
Department of Political Science
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: 508-793-7446
Email: kwilliams@clarku.edu


Education

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1986
M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1990
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1992
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1998

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Williams teaches courses on international relations, including U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. National Security, Women and War, Peace and War, and Gender and Conflict. Her current research project (with Joyce P. Kaufman) focuses on post-conflict transformation and reconstruction.

Selected Publications

Books

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams, Women at War, Women Building Peace: Challenging Gender Norms (Boulder: Kumarian Press, 2013)

Steven L. Spiegel, Elizabeth Matthews, Jennifer Taw, and Kristen P. Williams, World Politics in a New Era, 6th edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)

Kristen P. Williams, Steven E. Lobell, and Neal G. Jesse, eds. Beyond Great Powers and Hegemons: Why Secondary States Support, Follow or Challenge (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012)

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams, Women and War: Gender Identity and Activism in Times of Conflict (Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, November 2010)

Neal G. Jesse and Kristen P. Williams, Ethnic Conflict: A Systematic Approach to Cases of Conflict (Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2011)

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams, Women, the State, and War: A Comparative Perspective on Citizenship and Nationalism (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007)

Neal G. Jesse and Kristen P. Williams, Identity and Institutions: Conflict Reduction in Divided Societies (Albany: SUNY Press, 2005)

Kristen P. Williams, Despite Nationalist Conflicts: Theory and Practice of Maintaining World Peace (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2001)

Book chapters in edited volumes

Kristen P. Williams, “Romania’s resistance to the USSR,” in Kristen P. Williams, Steven E. Lobell, and Neal G. Jesse, eds. Beyond Great Powers and Hegemons: Why Secondary States Support, Follow or Challenge (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012): 33-48.

Neal G. Jesse, Steven Lobell, Galia Press-Barnathan, and Kristen P. Williams, “The Leader Can’t Lead when the Followers Won’t Follow: The Limitations of Hegemony,” in Beyond Great Powers and Hegemons: Why Secondary States Support, Follow or Challenge, Kristen P. Williams, Steven E. Lobell, and Neal G. Jesse eds. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012): 1-30.

Kristen P. Williams, “The Internationalization of Ethnic Conflict in the Balkans: The Breakup of Yugoslavia,” in Ethnic Conflict and International Politics: Escalation, Diffusion, and Termination, ed. Steven Lobell and Philip Mauceri (New York: Palgrave Publishers, 2004): 75-94.

Kristen P. Williams, “The Influence of the European Union,” in The New Great Power Coalition, ed. Richard Rosecrance (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001): 159-79.

Kristen P. Williams, Deborah Larson and Alexi Shevchenko, “Failures to Influence the Soviets: The Marshall Plan and Détente,” in The New Great Power Coalition, ed. Richard Rosecrance (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001): 21-42.

Journal Articles and Review Essays

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams, “Nationalism, citizenship, and gender,” in The International Studies Encyclopedia, Robert A. Denemark, ed., Blackwell Reference Online (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2010)

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams, “Who Belongs? Women, Marriage and Citizenship: Gendered Nationalism and the Balkan Wars,” International Feminist Journal of Politics 6, 3 (September 2004): 418-37.

Neal G. Jesse and Kristen P. Williams, “Resolving Nationalist Conflicts: Promoting Overlapping Identities and Pooling Sovereignty—The 1998 Northern Irish Peace Agreement,” Political Psychology 22, 3 (September 2001): 571-99

Kristen P. Williams, “Nationalism and Ethnic Politics: An International Relations Perspective,” Current World Leaders, International Issues 40, 4 (August 1997): 61-76.