Frederick Harris Named Dean of Social Science at Columbia University

Frederick Harris is the new dean of social science at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Harris is a professor of political science at the university and is the director of Center on African American Politics and Society.

Professor Harris joined the faculty at Columbia University in 2007. From 2006, he served on the faculty at the University of Rochester in New York. Professor Harris is the author of The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and the Rise and Decline of Black Politics (Oxford University Press, 2012) and co-editor of Beyond Discrimination: Racial Discrimination in a Post-Racist Era (Russell Sage Foundation, 2013).

Professor Harris is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science at Northwestern University.

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