Kelly Harris, Ph.D.
Director of Africana Studies
Kelly Harris is the director of Africana Studies at Seton Hall University. My areas of expertise include Black politics, Black political thought, African American History, and the history of social science. My recent publications are “Hidden Figures: Black women, Bridge leaders, and Coalition Building (forthcoming book chapter)” with Roseanne Mirabella, “The Search for a Black Political Science: The Epistemology and Relevance of Mack Jones,” in the National Political Science Review and “Number 45 and the Persistence of White Nationalism” in Not Our President: New Directions from the Pushed Out, The Others, and the Clear Majority in Trump’s Stolen America. I am currently working on a manuscript, Quicksand: The Slow Demise of Black Alternatives to American Social Science, which wrestles with Black social scientists' genealogy and attempts to transform American social science. In addition to the manuscript, I am writing an article on F. Hammurabi Robb, who was a pioneer grassroots Chicago Africana historian.
- Ph.D. Political Science - Clark-Atlanta University
- M.A. Black Studies - The Ohio State University
- B.A. African American Studies - Temple University