Robert Williams

Graduate Student

Advisor: Prof. Peter Mansoor

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in military history and the history of the United States in the twentieth century. 
More specifically, I am interested in the relationship between organizational culture, operational behavior, and memory in military organizations throughout history.  
My research focuses principally on the interaction between the construction of unit culture, operational performance, and memory in the United States Army Airborne from the Second World War until today. I aim to explain how these units developed their unique “mystique” and how that mindset permeated the rest of the army in the post war era and beyond. 
Areas of Expertise
  • Military History
  • American History; US History since 1877
  • B.A., History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018