Rina Williams, Executive Committee


Rina Williams

University of Cincinnati
Associate Professor of Political Science; Affiliate Faculty, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Asian Studies

A.M and Ph.D. in Political Science, Harvard University
B.A. (Political Science) and B.S. (Chemistry), University of California at Irvine

Areas of specialization include South Asian politics; women and gender; ethnicity and nationalism; religion and politics; and politics of the developing nations. Her first book, Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State, was published by Oxford University Press in 2006. Her current research examines the role of women and gender in religious nationalism in Indian politics.

Publication: “Hindu Law as Personal Law: State and Identity in the Hindu Code Bills Debates, 1952-56.” Timothy Lubin et. al., eds. Hinduism and Law: An Introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.