Dr. Paul Williams is a Senior Content Developer at Ralph Appelbaum Associates. Dr. Williams’ work for Ralph Appelbaum Associates involves the planning, research, and conceptualization of content for globally significant new museum projects, including the world's first Arab Slavery Museum, and the International African American Museum. Prior to this position, Dr. Williams taught for several years in the graduate program in Museum Studies at New York University. Paul received his Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in Cultural Studies. In his seminar at Columbia, Dr. Williams explored the problematics of "exhibiting" trauma, or in general confronting violent pasts through visual media and museum modes.