Hamish Williams holds a PhD in Classical Philology from the University of Cape Town (2017), with a particular focus on ancient epic.
From October 2019 to September 2021, he is pursuing a Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Department of English and American Studies at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. His project is focused on English novelist and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien. Previously, he has taught International Studies at Leiden University.