Virtual Event – Summer Book Fest Presents: In Conversation with Matthew Williams

Wednesday 20 July 2022, 12:30 – 13:30 BST, online (UK)


Matthew Williams is Professor of Criminology at Cardiff University and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts in hate crime. He advises and has conducted research for the UK Home Office, the Ministry of Justice, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the US Department of Justice and Google, among others. Williams also directs the HateLab, a multimillion-pound global hub for data and insight to monitor and counter online hate speech and crime, and he has conducted the largest dedicated study of hate victimisation in the UK. His research has appeared in documentaries for BBC One (Panorama, Crimewatch), BBC Two, BBC Radio 4 (File on 4), ITV (Exposure), and Amazon Studios, and in major publications including the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, the Herald, the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American and New Scientist.

Williams’ debut book, The Science of Hate: how prejudice becomes hate and what we can do about it was published by Faber & Faber in 2021.


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