Gang Leader for a Day

Professor Bill Wilson Character Analysis

Sudhir’s dissertation adviser, Bill Wilson is one of the most famous faculty members in the Sociology Department at the University of Chicago. Wilson kick-starts Sudhir’s research by asking him to take a questionnaire into one of the projects on the South Side, to gauge how “happy” African American men are with their jobs and lives.
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Professor Bill Wilson Character Timeline in Gang Leader for a Day

The timeline below shows where the character Professor Bill Wilson appears in Gang Leader for a Day. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1 - How Does It Feel to Be Black and Poor?
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...his field, or if he has to choose between them at all. Meanwhile, he meets Professor William Julius Wilson , a member of the UChicago sociology faculty, and agrees to ask survey questions of... (full context)
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...neighborhood, in November of 1989. He still has his clipboard with a questionnaire, created by Bill Wilson . In the lobby of one building, Sudhir asks around to see if the young... (full context)
Chapter 2 – First Days on Federal Street
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...than beacons of hope for fairer living conditions for the working poor. Although people like Bill Wilson , Sudhir’s academic supervisor at UChicago, devoted their lives to understanding what it was like... (full context)
Chapter 4 – Gang Leader for a Day
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...others in the BKs and in the Robert Taylor Homes. In discussions with his adviser Bill Wilson , Sudhir agrees to “expand” his project as a way of understanding how the BKs... (full context)