Assistant Professor of Psychology; Director Jurisprudence, Law and Justice Studies
Keelah Williams’ current research explores how the perception of threats and opportunities in the environment may shape stereotype content, punishment strategies, and legal decision-making. She has a doctorate in psychology as well as a law degree, and her work has been published in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Williams received her doctorate from Arizona State University and her juris doctor from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. During her time in law school, she served as editor-in-chief of the Arizona State Law Journal. Williams has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan at Dearborn.
A dual citizen of the United States and Australia, Keelah has had a lifelong passion for travel.
Recent Courses Taught
Law and Human Behavior
- Williams, K.E.G., Sng, 0., & Neuberg, S.L. (2016). Ecology-driven stereotypes override race stereotypes. Proceedings ef the National Academy ef Sciences, 113(2), 310-315.
- Sng, O., Williams, K.E.G., & Neuberg, S.L. (2016). Evolutionary approaches to stereotypes and prejudice. In the Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Prejudice, Cambridge University Press.
- Williams, K.E.G., & Saks, M.J. (2015). Why don't the gatekeepers guard the gates? Comments prompted by Edmond. Adelaide Law Review, 36, 109-124.
- Twist, S., & Williams, K.E.G. (2015). Twenty-five years of victims' rights in Arizona. Arizona State Law Journal, 47, 421-475.
- Wissler, R.L., Williams, K.E.G., & Saks, M.J. (2013). Dual-processing models of admissibility: How legal tests for the admissibility of scientific evidence resemble cognitive science's system 1 and system 2. Virginia Journal ef Law and Technology, 17, 354-371.
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Human Behavior and Evolution Society
Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law
American Psychology-Law Society
Appointed to the Faculty2017
Ph.D., Arizona State University
J.D., Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
M.A., Arizona State University
B.A., University of Michigan-Dearborn