Laura Harris is an Assistant Professor in the Cinema Studies and Art & Public Policy Departments at Tisch. 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 now available 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.