Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Dammann Hall, The Pitt
Tuesday 11-1PM; Wednesday 9:30-10:30AM
1 (914) 323-5143
Prof. Williford’s teaching and research interests include social movements, globalization, gender, indigenous peoples, and Latin America. Her dissertation research, on the Amazonian indigenous movement in Ecuador and its transnational connections with organizations in the U.S., was awarded a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant. She has authored and co-authored articles in journals such as the Journal of World-Systems Research, Theory in Action, Sociology Compass, and International Journal of Contemporary Sociology. She is a member of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) and Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS). She currently serves as Chair of the Global Division in SSSP. At Manhattanville, she is Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and faculty advisor to the Connie Hogarth Center.
Sociology, Ph.D., Purdue University
Sociology, M.S., Purdue University
Sociology, B.A., Wesleyan College
"Buen Vivir as Policy: Challenging Neoliberalism or Consolidating State Power in Ecuador."
“Combining Problem Based Learning and Activism in a Feminist Classroom.”
"Transnational Field and Frames: Organizations in Ecuador and the US"
“Contesting Water Rights: Collective Ownership and Struggles against Privatization”
"Political Activism and the Social Structure of Memory."
Article• December 11, 2014Co-Author