Neubauer Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar Doctoral Fellow
Doctoral Student

BA, Sociology, University of Missouri-Columbia

JD, University of California-Irvine


I am primarily interested with intersectionality and the law. Specifically my research seeks to uncover the ways in which the law proliferates and exacerbates existing systems of inequality such as racism, classism, sexism, ableism, and sexual orientation discrimination. In doing so, my research not only attempts to highlight pitfalls in the law but also provide pathways to make the law more equitable. 


Robert Vargas, Christopher Williams, Phillip O’Sullivan, Christina Cano, Capitalizing on Crisis: Chicago Policy Responses to Homicides, 1920-2016, University of Chicago Law Review: Vol. 89: Iss. 2, Article 5 (2022)

Christopher Williams, Blue Racing: The Racialization of Police in Hate Crime Statutes, 55 U. MICH. J. L. REFORM 139 (2021).

Christopher Williams, Searching for Space: Creating Room In Global Studies, (chapter in Invisible Institutionalisms: Collective Reflections on  the shadows of Legal Globalisation), (Swethaa Ballakhrishnen and  Sara Dezalay, Bloomsbury Publishing ((2021)).

Williams, Christopher. 26 Gatekeeping the Profession, Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice 171 (2020).