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Clarissa J Williams

Lecturer, Spanish

  • World Languages & Cultures
  • College of Arts & Sciences


Williams, Clarissa, Ph.D.

- Office: Locke 318

- (202) 806-6769



Ph.D., Howard University


Research Interests:
 Afro-Latino studies (with special emphasis on the Spanish-speaking Caribbean); Afro-Latino cultural identity (re)negotiation; Representations of Afro-Brazilian women in the media; Intercultural/Interpersonal Communication; Salsa music and lyrics as vehicles of protest and/or social change; Africana Studies



Courses Taught (Spring 2019): Spanish IV, Business Spanish, Intro to Humanities I and II

Courses Taught (Fall 2018): Spanish III, Introduction to Humanities


Professional Affiliations (e.g., Member of CLA): Member, College Language Association; Member, Eastern Communication Association; Member, National Communication Association; Member, Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society


Recent Publications: 

Williams, Clarissa J, trans.  Women's Poems of Protest and Resistance: Honduras (2009-2014).  By Lety Elvir and Maria Roof, Eds.  Washington: Casarola, 2015.


Williams, Clarissa J.  “Black in a Light-Skinned World: Representations of Afro-Brazilian Women in Brazilian Media and Society.”  Pictures and Mirrors, Volume II: Race and Access to Higher Education in Brazil.  Ed. Max Pendergraph.  Raleigh: Lulu Publishing, 2014.