Keira Williams joins the Honors College faculty as an Americanist who will teach U.S. history courses, women's studies courses, and honors seminars in modern culture. She is also teaching the Honors Thesis course. Williams comes to TTU from Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, where she was the interim director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and lecturer in the Honors Program. Her eclectic teaching experiences and interests are particularly well suited to our Honors College curriculum. Williams has taught service learning courses on equity and sustainability, first-year experience courses on social justice, a seminar on the history of American sexuality, and introductory courses on Latin American and Caribbean studies. She is the author of “Gendered Politics in the Modern South: The Susan Smith Case and the Rise of a New Sexism,” published by Louisiana State University Press in 2012. Also in 2012, Williams was a fellow at the International Summer Institute for the Cultural Study of the Law at Osnabruck, Germany.