Amber Williams

Research & Intructional Technology Consultant
Phone: 310-825-4864 Office: 1041 Public Affairs

Amber Williams is a Research and Instructional Technology Consultant (RITC) at the UCLA Center for Digital Humanities, and is a PhD student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Her research focuses on depictions of slavery and the enslaved in contemporary Afro-Brazilian literature.

What was your favorite TV show growing up?
I loved waking up Saturday mornings to watch X-Men.  After school, it was all about The Simpsons. I did also have a mild obsession with Saved by the Bell. No one is perfect.

What is your go-to spot in LA?
For a nice walk with a view, Kenneth Hahn National Park. For sunshine, Hermosa Beach.

What book are you currently reading?
I just started reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

Presentations

  • “Echoes from the Senzala*: Slavery, Fiction and the Efficacy of Retelling in the Contemporary Fiction of Afro-Brazilian Authors Paulo Lins and Ana Maria Gonçalves” paper presented at the Afro-Latin American Research Association Conference Willemsted, Curaçao (August 2nd- 5th 2016)

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