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  • Terry Williams

    Professor of Sociology

    Email
    willit01@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    Albert & Vera List Academic Center - 6 East 16th Street

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    Terry Williams

    Profile

    Terry Williams is a Professor of Sociology at the New School for Social Research. He specializes in teenage life and culture, drug abuse, crews and gangs, and violence and urban social policy. He is the author of The Con Men: Hustling in New York City (Columbia, 2015); Harlem Supers: The Social Life of a Community in Transition (2015); Crackhouse: Notes from the End of the Line (1993); and The Cocaine Kids: The Inside Story of a Teenage Drug Ring (1989); and is the founder and director of the Harlem Writers Crew Project, a multimedia approach to urban education for center city and rural youths.

    Concentrations: Race; drug culture; urban life; poverty.


    Degrees Held

    PhD 1978, City University of New York


    Recent Publications

    On Ethnography, co-author with Sarah Daynes, Polity Press, 2018

    Harlem Supers: The Social Life of a Community in Transition, Palgrave, 2016

    Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self Harm, Columbia University Press, 2016

    The Con Men: Hustling in New York City, Columbia University Press, 2015

    The Uptown Kids: Stuggle and Hope in the Projects, Putnam, 1994

    Crackhouse: Notes from the End of the Line, Penguin Randomhouse, 1992

    The Cocaine Kids: The Inside Story of a Teenage Drug Ring, Da Capo, 1989

    Growing Up Poor, Lexington, 1985


    Research Interests

    Sex and the city; urban drug culture; violence and crime.


    Current Courses

    Ethnographic Field Methods

    Ethnographic Field Methods (Spring 2019)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2020)

    Living Book:Research to Manusc (Spring 2020)

    The Ghetto

    The Living Book (Spring 2019)

    The Social Life of Stuff (Spring 2020)

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