Tiana Williams

Tiana Williams is a Master’s Student in the Cinema and Media Studies Division of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Her research and interests center on carceral and media studies, archives, oral histories and the practice of non-fiction storytelling for social and political change. Tiana works to facilitate discussions around community-based archiving and the process of enacting liberatory memory work. Through her Black August Archives project–an archive dedicated to documenting, collecting and preserving hxstories of freedom fighters inside the prison system–she hopes to help spread hxstories of resistance to inspire and impact future trajectories of liberation.  Her website/social media handles are: