Meet Professor Williams:

I enjoy learning and teaching history.  In fact, I am passionate about both. For me, teaching is a theatrical performance; it should engage and enrich the intellect, capture the students attention with movement around the room, vocal inflections, emotional cues, as well as intellectual interactions (questions) to drive a point home. I also believe that classroom instruction should accommodate all learning styles. I have gone to great lengths to supplement my lectures with historical images, music, and films; that not only enhance instruction, but also provide multi-faceted connections to the material and the student's life experiences.  All told, I am committed to helping my students become scholars of the highest order, and I hope in some way to inspire them to become life-long learners.

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Journal (Global Studies Association): “Exodus Out of Europe: German, Polish and Russian Immigration to the United States (1840-1900)”; Crossing Borders: People, Capital, Culture, University of Texas, Austin, June 9 - June 11, 2016.  Publication: May, 2016.


Book Chapter (Palgrave MacMillan): “The Flames of Louvain: A Tale of Total War and Destruction of European High Culture in Belgium by German Occupying Forces in August 1914; Beyond Flanders Field, Queen Mary College, University of London, June 4-5, 2016; Publication: Fall, 2017.


Journal (Global Studies Association): “Rage Against the Machine:  The Birth of the Free Speech Movement, Berkeley, 1964”; Social Movements: Left and Right, UC - Berkeley, Berkeley, California June 9 - 11, 2017.  Publication: May, 2018.


Book Chapter (InOpenTech Publishers):  Journey To America: South Asian Diaspora Migration to the United States (1965-2015), Book Title: Indigenous, Aborigines, Fugitive and Ethnic Groups Around the Globe, Publication: Oct, 2019.


Journal Williams, J.P. (2020) "Tommy With Book: The Search for Literacy Among the British Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front during the First World War."  International Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (IJHAS), Vol. 1, No. 3. April 2020. DOI: 10.5121/ijhas.2020.02301.


Journal Williams, J.P. (2020) “Seeds of Hatred and Destruction: A Critical Analysis of Adolf Hitler’s Anti-Semitic Worldview.” International Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (IJHSS), ISSN: 2321-9203, Vol. 8, Issue #5, May, 2020.

Book Chapter (IntechOpen Publishers): Equality Before the Law: The Legacy of American Jews and the Founding of the NAACP and the Civil Rights Movement (ISBN: 978-1-8368-874-4), May 2021.

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Media Scholarship

This website explores the Vietnam War through book, film and song.

This website organizes historical genres by topic and displays it in video/audio form. 

This website promotes the study of the HUMANITIES as a way to combat the ill effects of PTSD suffered by military veterans.  This effort includes the study of history, literature, philosophy, and fine arts.

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Conference Papers

Texas A & M  - College Station  (2013)

Cal State Fullerton University   (2013)

Queen Mary College, University of London  (2014)

King's College, University of London  (2015)

Duke University   (2016)

University of Texas at Austin (2016)

Massey University   (2017)

University of California at Berkeley   (2017)

Arizona State University (2018)

National Maritime Museum/London (2018)

Renmin University of China/Beijing (2019)

Oxford University (England) (2020)

University of Michigan (2020)

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