Ian G. Williams, LMSW (he/him/his)

Ph.D. student in Social Welfare at CUNY GC | Adjunct faculty at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

I am interested in understanding how technologies create new social relations and reconfigure existing ones. I am particularly curious about how these changes affect social welfare institutions and practices. Outside of academia, I am a social worker, a management consultant, and data nerd. I also play electric bass, albeit infrequently.

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PhD student, Social Welfare, CUNY Graduate Center, 2021-present

MSW, Organizational Management & Leadership, The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, 2018
Certificate, Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. The Centre for Refugee Studies, York University. 2012
BA, East Asian Studies (major), Cultural Studies (minor), World Religions (minor), McGill University. 2008

Summer program in Mandarin Chinese, Beijing University, 2006.

Academic Interests

artificial intelligence, critical data studies, epistemology, datafication, digital culture, epistemology, diffusion of innovation, mental health systems, organizational change, organization theory, social welfare policy, technology policy

  • PhD studentSocial WelfareCUNY Graduate Center
  • Adjunct LecturerSilberman School of Social WorkHunter College