Selected Publications (see attached CV for full listing)
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Williams, B. M., Collier, J. N., Anderson Wadley, B., Stokes, T & Coghill, K. B. (In Press). “‘Should I straighten my hair?’ Narratives of Black college women with natural hair.” NASPA Journal of Women and Gender.
Williams, B. M., Laurent, C., Chawla, R., & Moore, J. X. (2022). Examining educational attainment and allostatic load in non-Hispanic Black women. BMC Women’s Health, 22(75). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-022-01641-0
Williams, B. M., & Thompson, D. (2022). HIV/AIDS-related research in U.S. higher education journals: A content analysis. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000389
Brown, L., Williams, B. M., & Williams, Q. (2021). Melanin messages: Black college women’s experiences and reflections on navigating colorism. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000347
Williams, B. M., & Bedell Anderson, W. (2021). Exploring evolving notions of supervision in higher education and student affairs. New Directions for Student Services, 2021(175), 9-18. https://doi.org/10.1002/ss.20392
Williams, B. M., & Davis, T. J. (2021). Advancing the intentional praxis of supervision in student affairs. New Directions for Student Services, 2021(175), 83-90. https://doi.org/10.1002/ss.20399
Williams, B. M., & Martin, G. (2021). Exploring the rhetoric of social class among firstgeneration, low-income college students. Higher Education Research and Development. Advanced online copy. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1967885
Williams, B. M., Williams, Q. & Smith, C. (2021). How social class identity influences students’ leadership and advocacy development. New Directions for Student Leadership, 2021(169), 69-76. https://doi.org/10.1002/yd.20422
Linder, C. Grimes, N., Williams, B. M., Lacy, M., & Parker, B. (2020). What do we know about campus sexual violence? A content analysis of 10 years of research. Review of Higher Education, 43(4), 1017-1040. https://doi.org/10.1353/rhe.2020.0029
Williams, Q., Williams, B. M., & Andrews, L. (2020). Exploring Black girl magic: Identity development of Black first-gen college women. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000294
Martin, G. L., Williams, B. M., Green, B., & Smith, M. J. (2019). Reframing activism as leadership. New Directions for Student Leadership, 2019(161), 9-24. https://doi.org/10.1002/yd.20317
Whitehead, M. A., Smith, M. J., Williams, B. M., & McDaniel, B. N. (2019). The experiences of Muslim international college students in the U.S. south. College Student Affairs Journal, 37(2), 198-212. https://doi.org/10.1353/csj.2019.0015
Williams, B. M., & Cokley, R. (2019). #GhanaTaughtMe: Graduate study abroad shifting two Black American educators’ perceptions of teaching, learning, and achievement. Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education, 4, 227-244. https://doi.org/10.28945/4424
Martin, G. L., Smith, M. J., & Williams, B. M. (2018). Reframing deficit thinking on social class. New Directions for Student Services, 2018(162), 87-93. https://doi.org/10.1002/ss.20264
Martin, G. L., Williams, B. M., & Reynolds, C. Y. (2018). Understanding social class as identity. New Directions for Student Services, 2018(162), 8-18. https://doi.org/doi:10.1002/ss.20258
Means, D. R., Collier, J., Bazemore-James, C., Williams, B. M., Coleman, R., & Anderson-Wadley, B. (2018). “Keep your spirit aligned”: A case study on Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer students defining and practicing spirituality. Journal of College Student Development, 59(5), 618-623. https://doi.org/doi:10.1353/csd.2018.0057
Books and Monographs
Davis, T. J. & Williams, B. M. (Eds.) (2021). Supervision in student affairs: Approaches and tensions in today’s workplaces [Special issue]. New Directions for Student Services, 2021(175).
Martin, G. L., Linder, C., & Williams, B. M. (Eds.) (2019). Leadership learning through student activism [Special issue]. New Directions for Student Leadership, 2019(161)
Chapters in Books
Williams, B. M., & Newton, L. (In Press). And still we made it: Narratives of success, educational attainment, and opportunity. In L. Patton-Davis, R. Farmer-Hinton, I. Rivers, & J. Lewis (Eds.), Re-authoring savage inequalities: Counter-narratives of striving and success in urban education. SUNY Press.
Williams, B. M., Hotchkins, B., & Evans, M. (In Press). The permeation of whiteness in student leadership organizations. In Z. Foste & T. Tevis (Eds.), Critical whiteness praxis in higher education and student affairs: Considerations for the pursuit of racial justice on campus. Stylus.
Williams, B. M., & Collier, J. N. (2022). Citations are currency: How #CiteASista leverages online platforms to center Black womxn. In B. Turner-Kelly & S. Fries-Britt (Eds.), Building mentorship networks to support Black women: A guide to succeeding in the academics (pp. 100-116). Routledge.
Robinson, T., & Williams, B. (2021). Still retaining each other: Black women building community through social media and other digital platforms. In L. Patton-Davis, V. Evans-Winters, and C. Jacobs, Investing in the educational success of Black girls & women (pp. 258-275). Stylus.
Stewart, T. J., & Williams, B. (2019). Nuanced Activism: A matrix of resistance. In A. Dache-Gerbino, S. J. Quaye, C. Linder, & K. McGuire (Eds.), Rise up!: Activism as education (pp. 201-223). Michigan State University Press.
Hagood, T. C., Watson, C. E., & Williams, B. M. (2017). Reacting to the past: An introduction to its scholarly foundation. In C. E. Watson & T. C. Hagood (Eds.), Reacting to the past: Research into best practices and student learning (pp. 1-16). W. W. Norton.