Jenny Snead Williams
Executive Director Latino/a Studies, Center for Latin American Caribbean Studies
-- Duke University
Jenny Snead Williams has participated in the development of Latino/a Studies as a program at Duke since 2002, when she joined the University's staff. She coordinated Latino/a Studies as a secondary responsibility to her main position as Academic Program Coordinator for Latin American and Caribbean Studies until 2006. At that time, Latino/a Studies became a unit separate from (though still in collaboration with) the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Snead Williams migrated with Latino/a Studies to serve as Program Coordinator. She was promoted to Executive Director of the newly approved Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South (LSGS) in 2008.
Snead Williams' professional experience includes developing and administering curricular programs; designing and implementing interdisciplinary activities and events; curating large-scale exhibits; managing research competitions; advising students; overseeing budgets; and coordinating visiting professors, scholars, and activists.