Joseph Harris

MetroBridge Faculty Director

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
(617) 358-5495

Joseph Harris is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston University and IOC MetroBridge Faculty Director. 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 was recently elected Vice Chair of the International Studies Association’s Global Health Section and is a member of the Studies in Comparative International Development editorial collective. He is a co-founder of the American Sociological Association’s Global Health and Development Interest Group, a past member of the Governing Council of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Development, and a 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.

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