Daniel Williams

Constructing Black German Identities through Local, National, and Global Blackness: Germany from a North American Perspective

Daniel Williams is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology as well as Co-Director of the Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity program at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Williams’ main interest is in the relationship between race and national identity in global and comparative perspective, with a focus on Europe, the US, and Latin America.  His past work focused on citizenship and identity for the second generation in Germany.  His current work focuses on colorblindness discourse in the European context, global and transnational blackness, and transformations in racial classifications and identities in the US.  He approaches each of these topics through the lenses of critical whiteness studies and intersectionality