Heather A. WilliamsHeather A. Williams is a scholar of African American studies and lawyer. She serves as Presidential Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Heather Andrea Williams moved to the United States from Jamaica when she was 11 years old. She attended Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, New York, then Harvard College, graduating in 1978, then earned a J.D. from Harvard in 1981. She practiced law in the public sector, serving as an assistant attorney general and section chief for the State of New York and as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
After teaching history at Saint Ann's for two years, she earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University in 2002. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Smith College for two years, then taught in the history department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2004 to 2014, when she was named Presidential Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Provided by Wikipedia
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