Faculty

Juliet A. Williams


Professor, Gender Studies and Chair, Social Science Interdisciplinary Program (SSIDP)


Contact Information

Email    jawilliams@gender.ucla.edu
Office  2201 Rolfe Hall
Phone  

Juliet A. Williams is Professor of Gender Studies and Chair of the UCLA Social Science Interdepartmental Program.  She holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.  Professor Williams’ research and teaching specializations include feminist theory, masculinity studies, gender and the law, gender and education, and feminist cultural studies. Her most recent book is The Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality (University of California Press, 2016).  She is contributing Co-Editor of Public Affairs: Politics in the Age of Sex Scandals, and her scholarly articles have appeared in journals including Signs, Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, and Political Research Quarterly.

Selected Publications

The Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality. University of California Press.  2016.

Liberalism and the Limits of Power Palgrave Macmillan. 2005.

Public Affairs: Politics in the Age of Sex Scandals.  Eds. Juliet A. Williams and Paul Apostolidis.  Duke University Press. 2004.

Articles and Book Chapters:

 “Feminist Jurisprudence.”  2015.  Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory.  Eds. Mary  Hawkesworth and Lisa Disch.  Oxford University Press.

“The Possibilities and Perils of Social Justice Feminism: What We Can Learn form the Single-Sex Public Education Debates.”  2014.  University of Cincinnati Law School Freedom Center Journal, Special Issue on Social Justice Feminism: 87-100.

 “Same DNA, But Born This Way”: Lady Gaga and the Possibilities of Post-Essentialist Feminisms.”  2014.  Journal of Popular Music Studies 26 (1): 28-46.

 “Thinking Through ‘The Boy Crisis’: Multiple Masculinities and the Politics of Difference.”  2013.  In Exploring Masculinities: Feminist Legal Theory Reflections.  Eds. Martha Albertson Fineman and Michael Thompson.  Hart Publishing: 163-175.

 “Girls Can Be Anything…But Boys Will Be Boys: On Gender Essentialism and the ‘Boy Crisis.’” 2013.  University of Nevada Law Review 13: 533-546.

“Neo-Orientalism.” Co-authored with Ali Behdad.  2010.  In Globalizing American Studies.  Eds. Brian Edwards and Dilip Gaonkar.  University of Chicago Press, 283-299.

 “Learning Differences: Sex-Role Stereotyping in Single-Sex Public Education.” 2010.  Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 33 (2): 555-580.

“Unholy Matrimony: Feminism, Orientalism, and the Possibility of Double Critique.”  2009.  Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 34 (3): 611-632.

“On the Popular Vote.”  2005.  Political Research Quarterly 58 (4): 637-646.

“The Personal is Political: Thinking Through the Clinton/Lewinsky/Starr Affair.”  2001.  PS: Political Science and Politics. 24 (1): 93-98.

“On the Road Again: Hayek and the Rule of Law.”  1997.  Critical Review. 11: 101-210. (Translated into Spanish and reprinted in Papel Politico. 1999, nos. 9-10, 147-166).

Awards

UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy Kenneth L. Sokoloff Fellow (2015)

Ms. Magazine Writers’ Workshop for Feminist Scholars (2009)

UC ACCORD Faculty Research Seed Grant (2007)

In the Media

Op-Eds

“Angry White Women.” Huffington Post, 14 November 2016. 

“What’s Wrong With Single-Sex Schools?  A Lot.”  Los Angeles Times, 25 January 2016.

"Why the Strauss-Kahn and Schwarzenegger Don't Go Together."  Washington Post, 20 May 2011.

"Babes in Scandal-Land."  Ms. Magazine Blog, 11 May 2010.

Interviews and Media Appearances

Quoted in “Trump Fared Well With Women Voters Despite Sex Assault Claims.”  Yahoo! News, 9 November 2016.

Guest on CNN with Brooke Baldwin, 3 November 2016.

Quoted in “How Women Have Defined the 2016 Election.”  USA Today, 1 November 2016.

Quoted in “What Our Sons Are Learning from Donald Trump.” New York Times 18 October 2016.

Guest on “The #NoMakeUp Movement and its Role in History.” RadioTimesWHYY Philadelphia NPR affiliate, 21 September 2016.

Quoted in “What Does it Mean for Our Daughters When We Show a Preference for Sons?” Yahoo! Beauty, 11 September 2011.

Quoted in “Can Wearing Makeup Change a Kid’s Life?” Yahoo! Beauty, 31 August 2016

Quoted in "How Social Media and Body Positivity Are Ending Period Stigma.” Teen Vogue, 12 August 2016.

Quoted in "Trump Didn't Just Banish a Baby.  He Banished a Mother."  Wired. 3 August 2016.

Quoted in “President Obama Just Said We Shouldn’t Shame Women for Having Sex.” Washington Post, 14 June 2016.

Quoted in “Kim Kardashian vs. Donald Trump: Why America Can’t Make Up Its Mind About Nudity.” USA Today, 9 March 2016.

Featured in “Do You Know What Feminist Actually Means?” BuzzFeed Videos. 6 February 2016.

Quoted in "The History of the High Heel and What It Says about Women Today."  Boston Globe, 28 June 2015.

Quoted in "Monica Lewinsky's Return and the Sexism 2.0 of Political Scandals." Aljazeera Amercia, 9 May 2014.

Quoted in "Petraeus Affair: Is This Sex Scandal Different?" BBC News Magazine, 14 November 2012.

Current Courses by Term

2016 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Gender Studies

Student Research Program

Honors Research in Gender Studies

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

2017 Winter Quarter

Key Theories and Concepts in Gender Studies

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Gender Studies

2015 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Gender Studies

2015 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Gender Studies

2014 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Gender Studies

2014 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Gender Studies

2013 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Gender Studies

2013 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Gender Studies

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2012 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Society

Topics in Women and Public Policy

Feminist Pedagogy

2012 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Society

2011 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Society

Topics in Women and Public Policy

2010 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Society

2009 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Society

Topics in Women and Public Policy

2008 Fall Quarter

Topics in Women and Public Policy

2008 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Society

2007 Fall Quarter

Feminist Theories in Social Sciences

Topics in Women and Public Policy

2007 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Society

2007 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Society

2006 Fall Quarter

Feminist Theories in Social Sciences

Topics in Women and Public Policy

2004 Winter Quarter

Jurisprudence of Sexual Equality

2002 Winter Quarter

Topics in Women and Public Policy

Previous Courses by Course

GENDER 10
Introduction to Gender Studies

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

GENDER 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2013 Winter Quarter

GENDER 10
Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Society

2012 Fall Quarter

GENDER 495
Feminist Pedagogy

2012 Fall Quarter

GENDER 210
Topics in Women and Public Policy

2012 Fall Quarter

WOM STD 10
Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Society

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 210
Topics in Women and Public Policy

2011 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 110A
Feminist Theories in Social Sciences

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

WOM STD 171
Jurisprudence of Sexual Equality

2004 Winter Quarter