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James (Jamie) Harris

Associate Director, Senior Lecturer & Undergraduate Studies Coordinator
Urban Studies Programs
 (414) 229-4629
 Bolton Hall 796

Education

PhD, Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2005
MA, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1996
BA, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993

Research and Teaching Interests

Community Organizations and the Nonprofit Sector; Housing; Place and Space; Welfare Policy/Comparative Welfare States; Global Urban Development; Race and Ethnic Studies; Teaching Pedagogy; Qualitative Research Methods

Courses Taught

Urban Studies 150: Multicultural America (City-building, Social Movements, and Urban Change) – Required course for majors; Offered fall semester (includes service learning with community economic development focus); UWinteriM offered online – Syllabus

Urban Studies 377: Urbanism and Urbanization – Required course for majors; Offered spring semester – Syllabus

Urban Studies 450: Urban Growth and Development: A Global View; Offered summer online – Syllabus

Urban Studies 600: Capstone Seminar in Urban Studies – required course for urban studies majors (students develop research project and present at annual Student Research Forum); Offered spring semester only – Syllabus

Selected Publications

Lengyel, T. & Harris, J. 2005. “Connecting need and capacity: A study of Mental Health Services for Milwaukee County youth.” Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Alliance for Children and Families.

Lengyel, T. & Harris, J. 2003. “Emerging issues for incarcerated parents and their children: Hawaii in national perspective.” Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Alliance for Children and Families.

Harris, J. & Lengyel, T. 2002. “Ends that don’t meet: Employment under welfare reform in Welfare Policy through the Lens of Personal Experience.” (Eds.) Tom Lengyel and David Campbell. (pp. 9-28). Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Alliance for Children and Families.

Harris, J. & Zipp, J. 1999. “Black candidates, roll-off, and the black vote.” Urban Affairs Review, 34(3): 489-498.

Recent Presentations

Harris, J. “Placemaking and embodied space: Resistance and identity in a low-income housing development.” Paper presented at the Urban Affairs Association conference, April 2017, Minneapolis, MN.

Harris, J. “Getting back to our roots: How to develop and sustain community engagement in urban studies/affairs academic programs. Roundtable co-convener and presenter at the Urban Affairs Association conference, April 2017, Minneapolis, MN.

Harris, J. “Spatial Orders and Proximities in Organizational Analysis: A case of welfare program collaborations in a low-income housing development.” Paper presented at the Urban Affairs Association conference, March, 2011, New Orleans, LA.