Joseph A. Harris will join the Sociology Faculty


It is increasingly clear that understanding health also means understanding economic and political policies, and beginning in Fall 2013, the Sociology Department will be joined by Prof. Joseph Harris as Assistant Professor, with a specialization in Global Health and Development.  Prof. Harris is a 2012 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, with a 2005 Master of Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, and consulting experience across three continents for organizations ranging from the World Bank to UNDP and the Grameen Foundation. His research agenda positions him perfectly to do the kind of comparative political analysis of health care and health policy that will contribute to a distinctive BU approach to comparative political and economic study of health and health care.  As a specialist in Thailand and extensive experience elsewhere in Asia, Dr. Harris will also contribute to Asian Studies and to International Relations at BU.