Terrion Williamson, PhD
Gender and Women's Studies; Black Studies
Terrion L. Williamson is a black feminist scholar who hails from Peoria, Illinois. She researches and teaches in the areas of black cultural studies, feminist theory, media studies, contemporary African American literature, midwestern studies, and racialized gender violence, She also serves as the director of the Black Midwest Initiative. Her current book project, We Cannot Live Without Our Lives: Black Women and Serial Murder in the American Midwest, studies the case of nine black women who were killed in her hometown between 2003 and 2004, as well as similar cases that have occurred throughout the industrial Midwest since the late-1990s.
Ph.D., University of Southern California, American Studies and Ethnicity, 2011
M.A., University of Southern California, American Studies and Ethnicity, 2008
J.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2005
B.A., University of Illinois Chicago, African American Studies and English, 2002