Carnegie Mellon University

Benjamin Williams

Benjamin Williams

Ph.D. Student

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Area of Study

PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies


My research focuses on 19th and 20th-century literature, visual culture, and law in the US-Mexico borderlands with attention to conceptions of race, nation, and gender. I am primarily interested in exploring how diasporic cultural productions push against regimes of representation that contribute to violent juridical knowledge-making processes.

Research Keywords: Borders, Mobility, Migration, Visual Culture, Law


  • BA in Philosophy, University of Texas at El Paso
  • MA in English and American Literature, University of Texas at El Paso