William Ross Frey



William Frey (he/they) is a doctoral student at Columbia University's School of Social Work and the coordinator of SAFElab. He is trained in qualitative methodologies, including: grounded theory, ethnography (digital), and textual and contextual analysis Additionally, he has expertise in dialogic and experiential learning methodologies, specifically inter-/intra-group relations and facilitation training.

His personal and academic research interests focus on how white people learn to be white—processes of racialization of youth and adults categorized as white—by exploring intra-actions among white people. Moreover, he is interested in the influences of formal and informal educational processes on the learning of overt and covert white supremacist ideologies, including the barriers that may be hindering efforts to create transformational politics in white intimate spaces.