Jessica Harris
Moore Hall 3131
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

P: (310) 794-4982

Jessica Harris

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University
  • M.Ed., College Student Affairs, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., Critical Theory and Social Justice, Occidental College

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Critical Race Theory in Education
  • Multiraciality in Postsecondary Contexts
  • The Intersections of Race, Gender, and Campus Sexual Assault

Select Publications

  1. Harris, J.C., & Patton, L.D. (2019). The mis/use of intersectionality in higher education scholarship. Journal of Higher Education, 90(3) 347-372.
  2. Harris, J.C. (2019). Whiteness as structuring property: Multiracial women students’ social interactions at a historically white institution. The Review of Higher Education,42(3), 1023-1050.
  3. Harris, J.C., & Linder, C. (Eds.). (2017). Sexual Violence and its intersections on Campus: Centering minoritized students’ voices. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  4. Harris, J.C. (2016). Using the walking interview to explore campus climate for students of color. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 53(4), 365-377.
  5. Harris, J.C. (2016). Toward a critical multiracial theory in education. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 29(6), 795-813.