Deborah Williams

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. 

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 and Not in Sisterhood: Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Zona Gale, and the Politics of Female  Authorship.

She is a biweekly columnist for The National, Abu Dhabi’s English-language newspaper. 

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.