Naomi R Williams

Naomi R Williams (they/them), Assistant Professor of Labor History at Rutgers University, researches late-capitalism at the end of the 20th century and workers’ role in shaping U.S. political economy. Their primary research interests include labor and working-class history, urban history and politics, gender and women, race and politics, and more broadly, social and economic movements of working people. Naomi centers workers’ voices in their research and teaching through life histories and other testimonials. Currently, they are revising a book manuscript, tentatively titled “Workers United: Race, Labor, and Coalition Building in Deindustrialized America,” on the transformation of class identity and politics in the second half of the twentieth century.