Terrion L. Williamson

African American & African Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Twin Cities

Award Year
2019
University Award
McKnight Presidential Fellow Award
Research Title
Social life, serialized death, and engaged black feminist praxis

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Terrion Williamson is an interdisciplinary black feminist scholar. A native of Peoria, Illinois, her first book, Scandalize My Name: Black Feminist Practice and the Making of Black Social Life (2017) uses her hometown as a primary site of interrogation. Currently, she serves as the founding director of the Black Midwest Initiative and is working on both an edited volume about blackness in the Midwest and a book titled We Cannot Live Without Our Lives, a study of black women and serial murder in the U.S.