Terrion Williamson, PhD
Gender & Women's 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, and she serves as the director of the Black Midwest Initiative. Her current book project, We Cannot Live Without Our Lives, is a study of black women and girls who have been the victims of serial murder 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