Jessica Harris
Moore Hall 3131
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

P: (310) 794-4982

Jessica Harris

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University
  • M.Ed., College Student Affairs, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., Critical Theory and Social Justice, Occidental College

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Critical race theory and critical race feminism in education
  • Multiraciality in higher education
  • Critical approaches to sexual violence on campus, specifically with women students of color

Select Publications

  1. Harris, J.C. (2016). Using the walking interview to explore campus climate for students of color. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Advanced online access.
  2. Harris, J.C. (2016). Toward a critical multiracial theory in education. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 29(6), 795-813.
  3. Harris, J.C., Barone, R., & Patton, L.D. (2016). Who Benefits?:  A Critical Race Analysis of the (D)evolving Language of Inclusion in Higher Education. Thought & Action.
  4. Linder, C., Harris, J.C., Allen, E.L., & Hubain, B. (2015). Building inclusive pedagogy: Recommendations from a national study of Students of Color in higher education and student affairs graduate programs. Equity and Excellence in Education, 48(2), 178-194.
  5. Harper, S.J., Patton, L.D., & Harris, J.C. (2015). Using critical race theory to (re)interpret widely-studied topics related to students in U.S. higher education. In A.M. Martinez Aleman, B. Pusser, & E.M. Bensimon (Eds.), Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.
  6. Griffin, K.A., Bennett, J.C., & Harris, J. (2013). Marginalizing merit?: An analysis of gender differences in Black faculty D/discourses on tenure, advancement, and professional success. The Review of Higher Education, 36(4), 489-512.