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Sarah C. Williams

Associate Professor, History of Christianity
BA, MA, DPhil (Oxford)
Sarah Williams joined the Regent faculty in 2005. A specialist in the field of nineteenth- and twentieth-century social and cultural history, she focuses her research on the relationship between religion and culture. Dr. Williams is the author of Religious Belief and Popular Culture and co-author of Redefining Christian Britain. She has written numerous articles and reviews for academic journals such as Past and Present and The Journal of Victorian Culture. She has also written The Shaming of the Strong, a personal and theological reflection on the nature of personhood and the ethics of pre-natal testing. She worked on a collaborative research project that was published as Women, Gender and Religious Cultures in Britain, 1800-1940.

Prior to coming to Regent, Dr. Williams held research and teaching positions at the University of Birmingham; Harris Manchester College, Oxford; and Lincoln College, Oxford. She is passionate about the art of teaching and learning and she reads widely and thinks deeply about pedagogical theory and practice. Dr. Williams and her husband Paul have two daughters, Hannah and Emilia. When she is not reading history books, she loves to paint, walk, read literature, and enjoy the beauty of British Columbia.

Areas of expertise

  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Social & Cultural History
  • Pedagogical Theory & Practice

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