Heidi Williams 

Instructor

Office

560 McBryde Hall 
225 Stanger Street 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

Email

Department Membership

Sociology

 

Research Interests

Family instability, child wellbeing, and extended family relationships among disadvantaged families. More specifically, her research longitudinally investigates how non-marital childbearing influences parental bonds, extended kin involvement, and child wellbeing. 

Selected publications

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.