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Heidi Williams

Heidi Williams, Assistant Professor

Heidi Williams
Heidi Williams, Assistant Professor

Department of  Sociology
504 McBryde Hall 
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8839 |

Professor Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. Her research longitudinally investigates how non-marital childbearing influences parental bonds, extended kin involvement, and child wellbeing.

  • Family instability
  • Child wellbeing
  • Extended family relationships among disadvantaged families

Journal Articles

Högnäs, Robin .S. and Heidi Williams. 2017. “Maternal Kinship Involvement and Father Identity in Fragile Families.” Journal of Family and Economic Issues 38 (2): 249-262.

Williams, Heidi and Robin S. Högnäs. Forthcoming. “Low-Income Single Parents, Postsecondary Education, and Access to Unilateral Support: A Case Study of THEA.” Contemporary Journal of Anthropology and Sociology.