Anthropology and Sociology

  • Dr. Jasmine Harris

Jasmine Harris

Jasmine Harris is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Ursinus College, and co-founder of The Hues Company. She holds a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s degree in Public Communications from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She joined the Ursinus College Anthropology and Sociology department in 2014. Jasmine’s research, writing, teaching, and entrepreneurship focus on the impacts of racism and racial inequality on Black communities and Black people as individuals, particularly when living and working in predominantly white institutional settings. Jasmine’s examination of academic experiences among DI football and men’s basketball players has appeared in the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, and Philadelphia Inquirer. The Hues Company has been covered by CNBC, Nylon Magazine, Glamour, Self, and BET.com among other outlets. Her forthcoming book examines educational racism in the U.S.

Department

Anthropology / Sociology

Teaching

  • African American Experience
  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • Research Methods
  • Sex and Gender
  • Race and Ethnic Relations

Research Interests

Effects of race, class, and gender identities on professional success (in business, sports, social position)