Laura Harris

Assistant Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

Laura Harris is Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and Art & Public Policy. She holds a Ph.D. from New York University, an M.A. from the New School for Social Research, and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Harris’s research interests include film, media and visual studies, hemispheric American studies, black studies, and feminist and queer studies. Her writing, which has focused on experimental aesthetic and social practices in the Americas, has appeared in Social Text, Women & Performance, Criticism and sx salon. Her first book, Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Hélio Oiticica and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness, is forthcoming from Fordham University Press.

Before joining the faculty at NYU, Harris worked as an Assistant Professor in the Media and Cultural Studies Department at the University of California, Riverside and a Lecturing Fellow in the English Department and the Arts of the Moving Image Program at Duke University.