I am Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams, an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Education at Gettysburg College. I am also a member of the Globalization Studies and Public Policy Programs. My doctorate is in International Educational Development with a focus in Peace Education from Columbia University. My research and writing centers on school/structural violence, educational inequity and youth/community empowerment. I was a Visiting Scholar (2015-2016) at the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. Starting Fall 2017, I will be the Coordinator of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Gettysburg College.

I am guided by two simple quotes: 1) the end of education must surely be service to others, and 2) I must be the change I wish to see in the world.

….Stand tall in your beauteous skin….


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  1. Dr. Williams, I am interested in finding out more about your work with Restorative Circles, as this sounds very similar to an idea I had following the recent spate of school violence in Trinidad. In looking at the problems a number of schools in Trinidad and Tobago are facing, I believe solutions should come from a place of peace and mediation and from fundamental changes in the delivery of curriculum as well as a transformation of the curriculum itself. I am currently a teacher, finalising ideas for my own PhD proposal. I look forward to hearing from you.


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