Kimberly A. Williams
Kimberly A. Williams earned her Ph.D. in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland and is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Women’s & Gender Studies here at Mount Royal University. She teaches a wide variety of courses, including feminist and queer theories, critical masculinity studies, feminist research methods, sexuality studies, and global women’s issues, all of which incorporate her methodological and political commitments to transdisciplinarity, historical and intersectional analyses, global studies and social justice advocacy.
Kim’s book, Imagining Russia: Making Feminist Sense of American Nationalism in U.S.-Russian Relations (SUNY Press 2012), was awarded the SUNY Press First Book Prize in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her current project, At the Heart of the New West: Gender Matters at the Calgary Stampede, considers the annual Calgary Stampede as a local example of the gendered, racialized and heteronormative dynamics of global economic restructuring that have made sex tourism integral to local economic “development” projects.
In her time off campus, Kim hangs out with her tiny mystery mutt, Cricket at Sit Happens!, where they play the interspecies team sports of agility and K9 scent work. Kim also sings with and serves on the Board of Directors for One Voice Chorus, Calgary’s only LGBTQ chorus.