Fiona Williams has have written widely on gender, ‘race’ and ethnicity in social policy, and I is currently writing an analysis of the past forty years of critical thinking in social policy. Recent research has been on the employment of migrant care workers in Europe and the transnational political economy of care. A key concern of my work is about the place of care in contemporary society and the possibilities for a political ethic of care. Her work is informed by an attempt to understand how individuals, groups and social movements articulate their needs and how policy responds to this.
She is also interested in art and poetry. In 2017 a piece of hers on migration was included in the Tunisian delegation’s contribution to the Venice Biennale. She also performs and publishes poetry.
Fiona Williams is a member of a number of international research networks and recently worked on an Australian Research Council funded project on how parents on low incomes make decisions about work and care. She sits on the international advisory boards of The Welfare Bricolage Project (UPWEB) University of Birmingham, and the project on Gender, Migration and the Work of Care, University of Toronto.