Tyler M. Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor



Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo (2016)

M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo (2011)

B.A., DePaul University (2008)



In 2020, Dr. Williams won MSU Texas’s inaugural Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Award for Scholarship. He is editor of Plasticity: The Promise of Explosion by philosopher Catherine Malabou (Edinburgh University Press, 2022), and he is currently editing/translating a second volume of Malabou’s writings, entitled Formations: Early Writings, 1986-2003 (Fordham University Press). Williams is co-translator of The Vocation of Writing: Literature, Philosophy, and the Test of Violence (SUNY Press, 2018) and The Trial of Hatred: An Essay on the Refusal of Violence (Edinburgh University Press, 2021), both by philosopher Marc Crépon. His articles, translations, and reviews have appeared in such journals as diacritics, CR: The New Centennial Review, Epoché, philoSOPHIA, Critical Inquiry, Política Común, boundary2, College Literature, and theory@buffalo.


Research Areas

Continental Philosophy, Literary Theory, Literary Modernism and Postmodernism