Rashad Williams

Assistant Professor

Rashad Williams is an Assistant Professor of Race & Social Justice in Public Policy. His interdisciplinary research crosses the boundaries of urban planning, urban politics, and the critical philosophy of race to study the urban expressions of the black reparations movement. As an ideational scholar, Williams' research explores the conditions under which egalitarian ideas become implemented into municipal policy. He has coined the term reparative planning to describe the implementation of redress policies at the urban scale. He has also published work in the areas of planning theory and housing policy. In 2022, he was honored with the Emerging Scholar Award by the Urban Affairs Association.

Courses Taught

  • PIA 2223 - City of White Supremacy
  • PIA 2224 - Reparations: Policy, Theory and History

    Education & Training

  • PhD, Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • MPA, MS, Public Administration, Student Affairs Administration
  • Emerging Scholar Award, Urban Affairs Association 2022