Mason B. Williams

Mason B. Williams

Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies and Political Science

413-597-2711
Schapiro Hall Rm 225
At Williams since 2014

Education

B.A. Princeton University, History (2006)
M.A. Columbia University, History (2009)
Ph.D. Columbia University, History (2012)

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. political history
  • 20th century U.S. history
  • American Political Development
  • The politics of historical memory
  • The history of New York

Scholarship/Creative Work

Books:

Shaped by the State: Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century, co-edited with Brent Cebul and Lily Geismer (University of Chicago Press, 2019).

Alan Brinkley: A Life in History, co-edited with David Greenberg and Moshik Temkin (Columbia University Press, 2018).

City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York (W.W. Norton, 2013).

 

Shorter Pieces:

“Making a Virtue of Necessity? Citizenship and Formal Structures of Urban Power from the Great Society to the ‘Metropolitan Revolution,'” Journal of Urban History (2018).

“Trickle-Down Urbanism,” Dissent (2018).

“The Great Depression and the New Deal,” in Darren Dochuk and Jerald Podair, eds., The Routledge History of the 20th Century United States (New York: Routledge, 2018).

“Cleo and the Compound Republic,” with Brent Cebul and Karen Tani,┬áPublius: The Journal of Federalism (2017).

“Warnings from the Age of Marble,” The Atlantic (2015).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Historical Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • Business History Conference
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Urban History Association

 

Current Committees

  • Faculty Review Panel