Deadric T. Williams

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Deadric T. Williams

Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Phone: 865-974-6021

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014

CFDR Primary Research Area: Social Relationships and Well-Being

Deadric Williams’ research is organized around two general themes: (1) racism and families and (2) stress, couples’ relationships, and health. His research on racism and families uses Critical Race Theory as a theoretical perspective to challenge conventional sociological research on racial economic inequality among families. His second line of research examines stress and health as a longitudinal and dyadic process among couples. Deadric’s research has been published in outlets such as Issues in Race & Society, Journal of African American Studies, Personal Relationships, Society & Mental Health, American Journal of Human Biology, Population Research and Policy Review among others.

Recent Publications:

Williams, Deadric T. (Forthcoming). “Living & Loving in a Racialized Society: Family Status, Cumulative Risk, and Relationship Quality among Black, Hispanic, and White Mothers.” Issues in Race & Society.

Williams, Deadric T. and Regina Baker. (Forthcoming). “Family Structure, Risks, and Racial Stratification in Poverty.” Social Problems.

Williams, Deadric T. and Armon R. Perry. (2019). “More than Just Incarceration: Law Enforcement Contact and Black Fathers' Familial Relationships.” Issues in Race & Society 8: 85-118.

Williams, Deadric T. and Gilbert R. Parra. (2019). “The Longitudinal and Bidirectional Association between Parenting Stress & Couples’ Relationship Quality.” Personal Relationships 26: 713-732.

Williams, Deadric T. (2019). “A Call to Focus on Racial Domination and Oppression: A Response to ‘Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Poverty and Affluence, 1959-2015.” Population Research and Policy Review 38: 655–663.

Williams, Deadric. T., Marissa Cardwell*, & Laura Simon. (2019). “Black Intimacies Matter: How Cumulative Risk, Family Status, and Gender Shapes Relationship Quality among Black Parents.” Journal of African American Studies 23: 1-17.

Williams, Deadric T. (2018). “Parental Depression and Cooperative Coparenting: A Longitudinal and Dyadic Approach. Family Relations 67: 253-269.