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Timothy Williams

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Dr. Timothy Williams is a specialist in the study of childhood, youth, and international development. His work draws from the dual registers of anthropology and sociology to study the introduction and reproduction of social inequalities. Areas of expertise include child protection, education, political economy, and human trafficking. Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. in international development from University of Bath, his MSc in public health from Harvard School of Public Health, and his MSW from Boston College School of Social Work. In 2017, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Tim has done work for the Brookings Institution, the World Bank, the International Organization for Migration, Save the Children, and community-based groups. He has published extensively about childhood, education, and international development in post-genocide Rwanda. His paper on education policy in Rwanda, published in World Development, received the 2018 Joyce Cain Award from the Comparative and International Education Society of North America. He is currently under contract to write a book on this topic that will be published by Cambridge University Press.