Ian G. Williams, LMSW


I research how technologies create new social relations and reconfigure existing ones. I focus these questions on social welfare institutions and the social work profession. Sometimes I play electric bass, bake bread, and dabble in coding.



Doctoral student, PhD Program in Social Welfare, CUNY Graduate Center, 2021-present

Doctoral student, Advanced Certificate Program in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, CUNY Graduate Center, 2022-2023

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, science and technology studies, epistemology, innovation studies, organization theory, social welfare policy


Program Social Media Fellow, PhD Program in Social Welfare, GC Digital Initiatives, CUNY Graduate Center
Officer for Governance and Membership, Doctoral and Graduate Students’ Council, CUNY Graduate Center
Adjunct Lecturer, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College