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NYU and the Department of Art & Public Policy Welcomes Dr. Harris

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018

NYU and the Department of Art & Public Policy extend a warm welcome to Dr. Laura Harris. Dr. Harris will teach Feminist Practices in the Americas this semester.

Dr. Laura Harris

Dr. Laura Harris

About Dr. Harris:

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 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.