Dr. Miriam F. Williams

Profile of Dr. Miriam Williams

Dr. Miriam F. Williams is the 2022 Rigo Award recipient. She is Professor of English and Associate Chair of Texas State University’s Department of English. Prior to her career in academia, she worked as a health and safety inspector, policy analyst, policy writer/editor, and program administrator for State of Texas agencies. Her books and articles focus on public policy writing, race and ethnicity, and critical analysis of historical discourse. Her publications include articles in Technical Communication, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, and Programmatic Perspectives. Her co-edited book with Dr. Octavio Pimentel Communicating Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Technical Communication, received CCCC’s 2016 Best Original Collection of Essays in Scientific and Technical Communication award and her co-authored article with Dr. Natasha N. Jones won the CCCC’s 2020 Best Article Reporting Historical Research or Textual Studies in Technical award. She is an ATTW Fellow and Editor-in-Chief of the Society for Technical Communication’s journal, Technical Communication.

Keynote Address by Miriam Williams – “The Gun Crisis: Where we are, how it happened, what next?” [PDF]