Roman R. Williams, Ph.D. is a visual sociologist who studies religion and spirituality in everyday life. Roman directs the Interfaith Photovoice Initiative (, is a research fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute (Grand Valley State University) and serves as the executive officer of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. After a career in higher education, he started a consultancy in 2020 that focuses on participatory research and cultural innovation. More about Roman and his work is available on his personal website at

This profile was last updated on October 21, 2020

Mind & Life Connections


2020 Contemplative Research Conference Session

Panel Discussion: “What Does Spirituality Mean To US?”

Mohammed Hamid Mohammed, Veronica Selzler, Roman Williams

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection