Gregory P. Williams is a lecturer in political science. Along with the introductory courses on U.S. national government and international relations, he teaches upper-level courses on American foreign policy, globalization, international organization, and the politics of central and east European states.
He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine with membership in Phi Beta Kappa. As a Maine Policy Scholar, he studied clean elections and party politics. He also served as vice president of the Maine Outing Club. Prof. Williams attended graduate school at the University of Connecticut. He specialized in international relations theory and global environmental politics, and won competitive grants from the president’s office and the multidisciplinary Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
Prof. Williams’ current project compares the writings and lives of the British historian Perry Anderson and the American sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein. His research draws on sixty years of publications, interviews, letters, and over 1200 pages of other archival material. Prof. Williams’ writings have appeared in the journals New Political Science and Social Movement Studies, among others.
Prof. Williams grew up on the coast of Maine, sailing and hiking in the summer and ski racing in the winter. His favorite ski areas are Sugarloaf and Arapahoe Basin. For three years, Prof. Williams was a park ranger for Maine’s Department of Conservation. Like many New Englanders, he remains a loyal Celtics fan.