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Christopher Paul Harris Joins Department as Postdoctoral Fellow

May 1, 2019

afam-people-christopher-harris-168x210.jpgThe department would like to extend a warm welcome to Christopher Paul Harris, who will be joining us this fall as our new postdoctoral fellow.

Harris comes to Northwestern from The New School for Social Research, where he is completing his PhD in Politics and Historical Studies. His research interests include Black political thought and Black critical theory, with a focus on the interplay between 20th and 21st century Black social movements, and the dialogic spaces produced by Black cultural expression and intellectual output. Alongside his scholarship, Chris has played an active role in the Black Youth Project 100, and is a contributing editor at Public Seminar. In addition, he is co-curator of a dedicated section on the Movement for Black Lives in the permanent exhibition “Activist New York” at the Museum of the City of New York, and, in collaboration with BYP100 in NYC, co-produced the award-winning experimental documentary short, Acting Erratically. Since late last year, Chris has also worked as the lead researcher and curator of a digital platform aimed at critically examining, and making widely accessible, the Gunnar Myrdal Research collection to mark the 75th anniversary of Myrdal’s book, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy. The project is sponsored by the Social Science Research Council and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and launches in late October.

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