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. She is the author of Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Hélio Oiticica and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness (Fordham University Press, 2019). She has also published in Social TextWomen & PerformanceCriticismThe South Atlantic Quarterly and other journals.

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 as a Lecturing Fellow in the English Department and the Cinematic Arts Program at Duke University.