Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Charlie Williams’ research explores twentieth-century culture through the lens of the human sciences. His doctoral thesis examined the relationship between Cold War ‘brainwashing’ science and the 1960s psychedelic movement. Charlie’s current research focuses on the role played by the psy sciences in shaping cultural understandings of dropouts, outsiders and isolates in post war Britain. He is interested in how historical developments in the psy sciences have influenced how we interact with our social and physical environment and govern our minds and bodies today.