Dr Rachel Williams

Dr Rachel Williams

Lecturer in American History

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of English and American Studies


Dr Rachel Williams teaches American history, with a particular focus on the social history of the 19th century. She is currently completing a monograph on civilian relief agencies during the American Civil War, exploring the role of philanthropy, evangelical postmillennialism, and bureaucratisation in the Union war effort. Being quoted in Daily Express article: 'Ivanka Trump: Could she ever become President?', 15 May 2017.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Williams welcomes applications for supervision in the social and cultural history of 19th-century America, American reform and philanthropy, and American Christianity.