Profile: Joseph Harris - Assistant Professor of Sociology, Boston University

Joseph Harris - Assistant Professor of Sociology, Boston University

Joseph Harris is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University. He conducts comparative historical research that lies at the intersection of sociology, political science, and global health. He is author of Achieving Access: Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism (Cornell University Press, 2017). He is co-founder of the American Sociological Association’s Global Health and Development Interest Group and currently serves on the governing Council of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Development and is past Associate Editor at Social Science and Medicine. He has received two Fulbright scholarships for his research on the politics of health policy in Thailand. He received his doctorate in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In 2017, he received the Gitner Award for Distinguished Teaching, the college’s highest teaching award.


Joseph Harris's COVID-19 Diary

23 Apr 2020 : Statistical Holes and the Implications for Comparative Historical Research

I wrote something for Contexts magazine last month exploring the laggard US response to COVID-19. In it, I called attention to a March 1 story in the NY Times that reported that genetic typing of coronavirus cases suggested the disease had been circulating in Washington state for weeks, which was troubling because it underscored how badly the US response ...  Read this >>

Joseph Harris, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Boston University

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