About Joseph Williams

Joseph Williams graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2009 with a double major in
Economics and Political Science. He is currently a member of the class of 2014 at
Vanderbilt Law School. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, he and his wife Palmer now call Nashville home.


  Editor’s Note: This article concludes a two-part series on social media, begun with “Reading Charitably” by Laura Marshall [Issue 6: Self and Other]. We encourage you to read these pieces in conjunction, and conversation, with one another. You Instagram a Pic-Stitched picture. You post a link to an outstanding article on Facebook with incisively clever commentary. You tweet a funny quote that you know will get some replies and retweets.You wait a few minutes. Wel … [Read more...]

Fantasy Worldviews: From Middle Earth to Westeros

 “The battle of good and evil is a great subject for any book and certainly for a fantasy book, but I think ultimately the battle between good and evil is weighed within the individual human heart and not necessarily between an army of people dressed in white and an army of people dressed in black. When I look at the world, I see that most real living breathing human beings are grey.” —George R.R. MartinMany more qualified authors have debated the relationship between J.R.R. Tolkien … [Read more...]