Maggie Griffith Williams is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies. She comes to Northeastern from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she earned her Ph.D. in Communication in 2012 and received the Dean’s Scholar Award in recognition of her work. From 2013-2015, Dr. Williams taught in the Communication Department at UIC as a Visiting Assistant Professor.
Dr. Williams research focuses on community and communication as they intersect with globalization, im/mobility, intercultural communication, and communication technologies. For her doctoral dissertation, she conducted fieldwork with Chicago’s immigrant taxi drivers to understand mobile communication within this labor community. Her research has been published in journals such as Mobile Media & Communication, Journal of Communication Inquiry, and First Monday. She also serves as a reviewer for Mobile Media & Communication and New Media & Society, and presents research at national and international academic conferences.
At Northeastern, Dr. Williams teaches Interpersonal Communication and has taught Introduction to Communication Studies. Prior to joining the department, she taught Interpersonal Communication, Research Methods, Introduction to Media, Public Speaking, and Writing for Media courses.