Lillian Williams

Lillian Williams is a junior honors student from Wichita, Kansas, majoring in Public History and Constitutional Democracy and minoring in Political Science. She started as an undergraduate research assistant for the The Haskell Monroe Collection Project in fall of 2021. She orally presented her research findings titled “Prejudice and Power: The United States’ Federal Civil War Pension System’s Discriminatory Bureaucratic Processes” at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum. This research will be published in an article for the undergraduate Journal on Constitutional Democracy and in an online exhibit for The Haskell Monroe Collection Project. Williams was selected as a 2021-2022 Kinder Undergraduate fellow and a summer 2022 Kinder Scholar. She has completed internships with the Missouri State Historical Society and the Missouri Supreme Court. At Mizzou, she serves as the President of the Undergraduate Historical Society and previously served as the vice president and secretary. For her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, she served as the archivist and Vice President Administration on the Executive Board, both positions dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of her chapter. Each year she volunteers her time to judge for National History Day in Missouri. She also volunteers weekly at Tiger Pantry. As a freshman, she was selected as one of Omicron Delta Kappa’s top fourteen freshmen. This summer, Williams plans to intern with the National Endowment for the Humanities in the Congressional Affairs office.