Daryle Williams
Associate Professor

Daryle Williams (PhD, History, Stanford University, 1995), Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, is Co-Principal Investigator on Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade and African American History. Culture and Digital Humanities, two collaborative projects in black studies and digital humanities sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Williams was lead editor on The Rio de Janeiro Reader: Politics, History, Culture (Duke University Press, 2015) and Area Editor (Brazil pre-1888) on the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography (Oxford University Press). He is currently lead editor for the Journal of Slavery and Data Preservation. Single-author publications include Culture Wars in Brazil: The First Vargas Regime, 1930-1945 (Duke, 2001), winner of the American Historical Association's John Edwin Fagg prize, and several articles and book chapters on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Brazilian cultural and social history. His current projects are: “Emancipados: The Story of the Free Africans of Brazil” (digital) and "The Broken Paths of Freedom: Liberated Africans in Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Slave Society" (book).

Williams has held grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship Program, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities.

Prior to serving as an associate dean, Williams was graduate studies director in the UMD history department and associate director of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora.

For more about Enslaved.org, see coverage in Fast CompanyMaryland TodayNPR All Things Considered, Smithsonian Magazine, and the Washington Post.

Twitter:  @darylewilliams

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