Clinical Associate Professor at the Liberal Studies Program in New York
Affiliation: NYU New York
Education: PhD, MA, New York University; BA, Wheaton College
Research Areas: 20th century American fiction, children's literature, feminist literary history
Deborah Lindsay Williams is an affiliated faculty member at NYU Abu Dhabi. From 2015-2018, she served as Program Head of Literature and Creative Writing at NYUAD. Until 2010, Williams was Director of Honors and Professor of English at Iona College. She is the inaugural recipient of the NYUAD Campus Life Faculty Award (2018-2019).
Her fields of interest include 20th-century US fiction, children’s literature, and feminist literary history and historiography. She is the author of a number of articles about US women writers: Not in Sisterhood: Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Zona Gale, and the Politics of Female Authorship. For four years, she wrote a biweekly cultural opinion column for The National, the UAE's English-language newspaper. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily, Inside Higher Ed, and numerous other publications.
With Cyrus R.K. Patell, she is the co-editor of the Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume Eight, American Fiction after 1940, for which she wrote the chapter on US Children's Literature.