Daryle Williams (Ph.D., History, Stanford University, 1995), associate professor of history and associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, is co-principal investigator on AADHum and Enslaved, two collaborative projects in Black studies and digital humanities sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Williams was lead editor on “The Rio de Janeiro Reader: Politics, History, Culture” (Duke University Press, 2015) and serves as area editor (Brazil pre-1888) on the “Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography” (Oxford University Press). Single-author publications include “Culture Wars in Brazil: The First Vargas Regime, 1930-1945” (Duke, 2001), winner of the American Historical Association's John Edwin Fagg prize, and several articles and book chapters on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Brazilian cultural and social history. His current book project is "The Broken Paths of Freedom: Liberated 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.