Leslie Lea Williams
Office: Room 110, Godfrey Hall
Co-Chair of Anthropology
William S. Godfrey, Jr. Chair in Anthropology
I am a professor in the Anthropology department and also teach in the Health and Society and Data Analytics programs. As a bioarchaeologist (an archaeologist that studies human bones) I really enjoy working with students to better understand the health and lives of past people. I believe we can learn from the past to help us build a more equitable future.
I have always wanted to teach at a small liberal arts college, and am so lucky to have found my home at Beloit. I love working closely with students as they discover their passions and build the skills that will help them succeed after they graduate. Students have joined me in research here in Beloit and in Munich, Germany over the last several summers, and I can’t wait to bring more students with me on future projects.
When not teaching or doing research, I love spending time with my miniature dachshund Freki, watching movies and TV, and crafting embroidery/cross stitch projects.