Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Dr. Williamson-Lott teaches courses on the history of education, the history of higher education, education as a moral endeavor, the shifting definition of 'proper education' and 'liberation' for different social groups, and the educational histories of people of color. She also teaches in the Secondary Teacher Education Program.
Ph.D. History of American Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
Radicalizing the Ebony Tower: Black Colleges and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi. New York: Teachers College Press, 2008.
Black Power on Campus: The University of Illinois, 1965-75. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.
This Has Been Quite a Year for Heads Falling:’ Institutional Autonomy in the Civil Rights Era,” History of Education Quarterly 44, no. 4 (Winter 2004): 489-511.
“‘Quacks, Quirks, Agitators, and Communists:’ Private Black Colleges and the Limits of Institutional Autonomy,” History of Higher Education Annual 23 (2003): 49-81.
“In Defense of Themselves: The Black Student Struggle for Success and Recognition at Predominantly White Colleges and Universities.” Journal of Negro Education 68, no. 1 (Winter 1999): 92-105.
Selected Invited Essays
Linda Darling Hammond, Joy Ann Williamson, and Maria Hyler, “The History of African American Education.” In The African American Citizenship Project, edited by Henry Louis Gates. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2008.
Joy Ann Williamson, Lori Rhodes, and Michael Dunson, “A Selected History of Social Justice in Education,” Review of Research in Education 31 (2007): 195-224.
“Black Colleges and Civil Rights: Organizing and Mobilizing in Jackson, Mississippi.” In Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement, edited by Peter Wallenstein. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007 (pp. 230-270).
“A Tale of Two Movements: The Power and Purpose of Misremembering Brown. InWith More Deliberate Speed: Achieving Equity in Literacy: Realizing the Full Potential of Brown v. Board of Education, edited by Arnetha F. Ball. Washington, D. C.: National Society for the Study of Education, 2007 (pp. 36-57).
“Reform in the Black Power Era.” In Remembering Brown at Fifty: The University of Illinois Commemorates Brown v. Board of Education, edited by Vernon Burton. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006.
“Community Control with a Black Nationalist Twist: The Black Panther Party’s Educational Programs.” In Black Protest Thought and Education, edited by William Watkins. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2005 (pp. 137-157).
“Brown, Black, and Yellow: Desegregation in a Multi-Ethnic Context,” History of Education Quarterly 44, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 109-112.
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