Her book, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment (1990), emphasized the perspectives of black women
Co-Authored a book titled Intersectionality (2016/2020) with Sirma Bilge, an introduction to the theory
In her book Alchemy of Race and Rights: Diary of a Law Professor (1991), Williams became one of the first to bring intersectionality out of the legal realm by using a variety of methods and texts in her analysis.
Political activist, scholar, and author
Women, Race, and Class (1981), examines the women’s liberation movement from abolition to the 1980’s and how it has always been hindered by the racist and classist biases within the movement.
Known for many more books, publications, and political acts
Self-described as “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet”
Member of the Combahee River Collective
Famous works include: Power (1978), “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House” (1984)
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987)
Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory
Chicana feminism is a type of feminism that confronts racism, sexism, homophobia, class inequalities and other inequities and is deeply informed by the identity of “Chicana.” Chicana refers to women of Mexican descent who are born and/or raised in the United States.