DARYLE WILLIAMS is an associate professor of history and associate dean for faculty affairs at the University of Maryland. His main research areas are nineteenth- and twentieth-century Brazil, Atlantic slavery, and digital humanities. Williams’ publications include The Rio de Janeiro Reader: Politics, History, Culture (Duke University Press, 2015), Culture Wars in Brazil: The First Vargas Regime, 1930-1945 (Duke, 2001), and several articles and book chapters on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Brazilian cultural history. He serves as Project Director on Slave Biographies and Co-Principal Investigator on African-American History and Culture and Digital Humanities. His current work-in-progress is “The Broken Paths of Freedom: Free Africans in Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Slave Society.”
Williams has held grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship Program, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities.