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Angel L. Harris, Professor of Sociology and Sanford School of Public Policy and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center and Affiliate of Center for Child and Family Policy  

Office Location: 90088, Durham, NC 27708
Email Address: angel.harris@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.soc.duke.edu/~alh71/

Areas of Expertise

    Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2005

    Research Description: My research interests include social inequality, policy, and education. My work focuses on the social psychological determinants of the racial achievement gap. Specifically, I examine the factors that contribute to differences in academic investment among African Americans, Latino/as, Asian Americans, and Whites. I also study the impact that adolescents' perceptions of opportunities for upward socio-economic mobility have for their academic investment, and the long-term effects of youths' occupational aspirations both within the United States and Europe.

    Teaching (Fall 2018):

    • Sociol 333.01, Quantitative analysis sociolog Synopsis
      Languages 109, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
    • Sociol 490s-1.02, Research seminar (top) Synopsis
      Soc/psych 248, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Harris, AL. "Optimism in the Face of Despair: Black-White Differences in Beliefs about School as a Means for Upward Social Mobility." Social Science Quarterly 89 (November, 2014): 629-651.
    2. Harris, AL. "Black Americans in the 21st Century: Should we be Optimistic or Concerned?." The Review of Black Political Economy 37 (November, 2014): 241-252.
    3. Harris, AL; Robinson, K. The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children’s Education. Harvard University Press, January, 2014.  [abs]
    4. Robinson, K; Harris, AL. "Racial and Social Class Differences in How Parents Respond to Inadequate Achievement: Consequences for Children's Future Achievement." Social Science Quarterly 94.5 (December, 2013): 1346-1371. [doi]
    5. Harris, AL. "Can Members Of Marginalized Groups Remain Invested In Schooling?: An Assessment From The United States And The United Kingdom." Education, Justice, and Democracy. Ed. Allen, DS; Reich, R. University of Chicago Press, March, 2013. 101-132.  [abs]

    Curriculum Vitae

    Angel L. Harris