Faculty

Melissa S. Williams

Office Location

SS 3040

Phone Number

416-978-8220

Fax Number

416-978-5566

Email Address

melissa.williams@utoronto.ca

Area Group(s)

  • Political Theory

Education

  • MESc, Bryn Mawr College
  • A.M., Harvard University
  • Ph.D., Harvard University

Melissa S. Williams

Professor

Biography

General research focus is contemporary democratic theory; current projects include Reconstructing Impartiality and Equality. Published work includes Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation (Princeton University Press), and articles on topics ranging from Edmund Burke to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, citizenship, toleration, and Aboriginal justice. Currently editor of NOMOS, the yearbook of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy; forthcoming volumes include Political Exclusion and Domination; Humanitarian Intervention; and Toleration and Its Limits.

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Democratic Theory