Deadric T. Williams

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External Member
Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MPC Primary Research Areas
Research Interests

Race & Racism, Black Families, Poverty & Material Hardship, Stress & Health, Quantitative Methods (longitudinal and dyadic analyses)


Deadric Williams is an assistant professor in sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research is organized around two general themes: (1) racism and families and (2) stress, couples’ relationships, and health. His research on racism and families uses Critical Race Theory as a theoretical perspective to challenge conventional sociological research on racial inequality among families. His second line of research examines stress and health as a longitudinal and dyadic process among couples. The project he will be working on for this program is structural racism and trajectories in racial disparities in maternal and child health.