Newly Tenured

In January, six faculty members were promoted to the position of associate professor with tenure, effective July 1. Williams Magazine asked them what stands out most about their time at Williams—so far. You can learn more about their teaching and research at

Photo of Professor Anjuli Raza Kolb

“The students have taught me so much about how to fight harder and better for an equitable society. The honesty and energy of these young scholars has been the very best part of every day.” —Anjuli F. Raza Kolb, English

Photo of Professor Julie Blackwood

“I’ve had the opportunity to teach and conduct research with talented students, work alongside incredible colleagues whom I’ve learned from along the way and been part of a department that has become a second family.” —Julie Blackwood, Mathematics

Photo of Professor Matt Carter in his lab

“My favorite aspect of my job is developing meaningful relationships with my students over time, experiencing the transition from curious introductory students to advanced students who can work with me in the lab.” —Matt Carter, Biology

Photo of Professor Jeffrey Israel

“It is always a thrill, inviting students to make interpretive judgments about their world. It is exciting to see who they become in the process.” —Jeffrey Israel, Religion

Photo of Professor Jessica Fisher

“My greatest joy is watching poetry transform my students as thinkers and makers and working with them to uncover through their own writing the freedom that poetry offers.” —Jessica Fisher, English

Photo of Aparna Kapadia

“The college is driven by a commitment to world-class scholarship while not compromising on the quality of teaching. The intellectual exchanges with the scholarly community here helped me to develop my research and see its relevance beyond early-modern South Asian history.” —Aparna Kapadia, History