Dr. Maggie M. Williams


About Dr. Maggie M. Williams

Maggie M. Williams is trained as both a medievalist (Columbia University) and a union organizer (Local 2110 UAW). She works at the intersection of art history and contemporary politics. Her book, Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World, considered the role that ringed Irish crosses have played in signifying Irish and Irish-American identities. Her most recent essay, " 'Celtic' Crosses and the Myth of Whiteness" appeared in the 2019 volume Whose Middle Ages?: Teachable Moments from an Ill-Used Past (Fordham University Press).