Dr Ryan Williams

Senior Lecturer

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences



  • Master of Arts, University of Calgary
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Calgary
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge


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Book Chapter

  • Williams, Ryan (2023). 'Yo, God, what should I do?': striving for moral consistency after prison. Criminology as a moral science. (pp. 193-210) edited by Anthony E. Bottoms and Jonathan Jacobs. London, United Kingdom: Bloomsbury Publishing.

  • Williams, Ryan (2023). “The Muslims are taking over”: the politics of space and geopolitical and national imaginaries in an English prison. Rethinking Islam and space in Europe: the politics of race, time and secularism. (pp. 113-132) edited by C.J.J. Moses, Tobias Müller and Adela Taleb. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003295921-8

  • Williams, Ryan J. (2021). The psychology and theology of open-mindedness. Mutual enrichment between psychology and theology. (pp. 98-112) edited by Russell Re Manning. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315583617-12

  • Williams, Ryan J. and Liebling, Alison (2018). Faith Provision, Institutional Power, and Meaning among Muslim Prisoners in Two English High-Security Prisons. Finding Freedom in Confinement: The Role of Religion in Prison Life. (pp. 269-291) edited by Kent R. Kerley. Santa Barbara CA, United States: Praeger.

  • Williams, Ryan J. (2017). Introduction. Unpacking Radicalisation in a Prison Environment. (pp. 4-9) edited by Ryan J. Williams , James Beckford and Lydia Wilson. University of Cambridge: Centre of Islamic Studies.

  • Watts, Fraser N. and Williams, Ryan J. (2015). Religion, Psychology of. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition. (pp. 354-358) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.84040-4

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