Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams is Professor of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa. She is chairperson of the Global Labour University Programme (GLU) at Wits (2010 to present), chairperson of the International GLU Steering Committee (20172018), and a member of the board of the Wits Development Studies program. She has published widely on democracy, development, gender, and South-South comparisons. Her publications include The Roots of Participatory Democracy: Democratic Communists in South Africa and Kerala, India and Building Alternatives: The Story of India’s Oldest Worker Owner Cooperative (co-authored with Thomas Isaac) as well as the edited volumes South Africa and India: Shaping the Global South, Labour in the Global South: Challenges and Alternatives for Workers, Marxisms in the 21st Century: Crisis, Critique, and Struggle, and The End of the Developmental State?.

GTI Contributions
The Global Is Never Far Away
GTI Forum
The Global Is Never Far Away

August 2019

A contribution to the GTI Forum: Think Globally, Act Locally?