2013 PhD Sociology, University of Minnesota
Dissertation: The Negotiators: Black Professional Women, Success, and the Management of Competing Identities
Committee: Phyllis Moen (advisor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair), Enid Logan, Rose Brewer (African American/African Studies Department), Amy Sheldon (Linguistics Department)
2006 M.S. Public Communications, Syracuse University
2005 B.A. Sociology (Women’s Studies minor), Vassar College
AWARDS and HONORS
2017 PCLA/Arthur Vining Davis Teaching and Learning Award, “Learning to Map Spaces of Belonging on a Liberal Arts Campus.” $15,000
2016 U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies Faculty Innovators Grant, Ursinus College $2,500
2015 Teaching and Learning Institute Grant for Pedagogical Innovation, Ursinus College $500
2015 Teaching and Learning Institute Grant for Pedagogical Innovation, Ursinus College $
2014 Community Engagement mini-grant, Ursinus College $300
2013 Institute of Public Engagement Mini-grant, Wake Forest University $1,000
2013 ACE Fellowship Award, Institute of Public Engagement, Wake Forest University $2,500
2012 Augustana College Diversity Dissertation Fellowship $35,000
2012 University of Minnesota CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) Fellowship $10,000
2008 University of Minnesota Departmental Merit Fellowship $33,000
2018 Harris, Jasmine L. “Uncomfortable Learning, Uncomfortable Teaching: Power, Pedagogy, and White Supremacy in the Trump-era Classroom.” Presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meetings, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Harris, Jasmine L. “Sex Games: Sexual Health, College Hook-Up Culture, and the Ideological Construction of Risk.” Presented at the Association of Black Sociologists Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
2017 Harris, Jasmine L. “Encouraging Entrepreneurship in Communities of Color.” U.S. Bank sponsored panel participation, Minneapolis, MN.
2016 Harris, Jasmine L. “The (Black) Professor: Double-Consciousness, Whiteface Performance, and the Academic Minstrel.” Presented in Public Administration Graduate Seminar, University of Central Florida.
2016 Harris, Jasmine L. and Talia Argondezzi. “Community Engagement in Your Course.” Presented at Teaching and Learning Institute Workshop, Ursinus College
2016 Harris, Jasmine L. “Race in America: Intersections of Poverty, Space, and Violence.” Presented at American Studies Exchange Program, Ursinus College.
2016 Harris, Jasmine L. “‘Americaness’ Abroad: How our ideas about race, class, and gender may be challenged in international cultures.” Presented at Study Abroad Prep Seminar, Ursinus College.
2015 Harris, Jasmine L., Sheryl Goodman, Akshaye Dhawan, and Giovanna Steyaert. “Uncomfortable Learning: Talking about Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation in Our Classes.” Presented at Teaching and Learning Institute Workshop, Ursinus College.
2015 Harris, Jasmine L. “Sex and Consequences: Sexual Health Practices by Race and Gender at a Predominately White Liberal Arts College.” Presented in Sexualities Roundtable section at 2015 American Sociological Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.
2013 Harris-LaMothe, Jasmine L. “On the Right Track: Black Professional Women, Cultural Tracking and Success.” Presented at Sociology Colloquium, Agnes Scott College.
2012 Harris-LaMothe, Jasmine L. “Developing Research Questions: How I Moved From Personal Interest to Dissertation Topic.” Presented at Augustana College, Research Methods Senior Inquiry.
2011 Harris-LaMothe, Jasmine L. “Who is Black: Race and Space at the University of Minnesota.” Presented at 2011 Young Black Scholars Series, University of Minnesota.
2011 Harris-LaMothe, Jasmine L. “Ethnic Tensions among Graduate Students at the University of Minnesota,” Blog Talk Radio, interviewed by Bruce Horowitz.
2010 Harris-LaMothe, Jasmine L. “From Perversion to Pinup: How Changing Attitudes About Lesbianism Have Played Out in Advertisements.” Presented in Media Sociology section at 2010 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
2017 Harris, J. “The (Black) Professor: Double-Consciousness, Whiteface Performance, and the Academic Minstrel” in Reflections on Academic Lives: Identities, Struggles, and Triumphs in Graduate School and Beyond, eds. Staci Zavattaro and Shannon Orr (New York: Palgrave Macmillan).
2013 Harris-LaMothe, J. (2013). On the Right Track: Black Professional Women, Cultural Tracking and Success (Doctoral Dissertation) Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.
2012 Harris-LaMothe, Jasmine L. “This Issue of Hair,” Litt Magazine. September 7, 2012.
2012 Harris-LaMothe, Jasmine L. “Why We Should Care About Gabby Douglas’ Hair,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 7, 2012.
2010 Harris, Jasmine L. “Are You Cool?” TheSocietyPages.org. http://thesocietypages.org/teaching/2010/04/22/are-you-cool/
2018 Harris, J. “Uncomfortable Learning: Teaching Race through Discomfort” in Difficult Subjects: Radical Teaching in the Neoliberal University, eds. Badia Ahad and Oiyan Poon. Scheduled for release, April 2018.
2017 Harris, Jasmine L. “Sex Games: Sexual Health, College Hook-Up Culture, and the Ideological Construction of Risk.” Social Contexts
2017 Harris, Jasmine L. “Now we’re Talking: Fictive Kinship Bonds and Code Switching during Interviews with Black Professional Women” Journal of Sociolinguistics
2017 Harris, Jasmine. December 12, 2017. “Trending Tuesday.” Today with Dr. Kay. Baltimore Public Radio
2017 Harris, Jasmine. December 8, 2017. “Gender, perception and call-out culture in sexual assault allegation.” Minnesota Public Radio News with Kerri Miller – SPECIAL EDITION.
2017 Harris, J. November 17, 2017. “Surviving Institutional Racism in the Academy.” Insider Higher Education, Conditionally Accepted.
2017 Harris, J. October 10, 2017. “Fenty Beauty, Dove and colorism in the cosmetics industry.” Minnesota Public Radio News with Kerri Miller. https://www.mprnews.org/listen?name=/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/10colorism_cosmetics_20171010_64.mp3 Retrieved October 13, 2017.
Aug. 14 – present Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Ursinus College
- Social Entrepreneurship and Social Change (Spring 2017)
- Sex, Gender, and the Politics of Bodies in American Society (Fall 2016)
- Contemporary Social Issues (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017)
- African-American Experiences (Fall 2014, Fall 2016)
- Research Methods (Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017)
- Sociology of Sport (Fall 2015, Fall 2017)
- Race and Ethnic Relations (Fall 2015, Fall 2017 )
- Common Intellectual Experiences (CIE) (Spring 2016, Spring 2018)
- Senior Seminar (Spring 2018)
July 13 – May 14 Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology, Wake Forest University
- Principles of Sociology (Fall 2013, Spring 2014)
- Social Problems (Fall 2013)
- Race and Ethnic Relations (Spring 2014)
Sep. 12 – May 13 Contributing Writer, Litt Magazine
Aug. 12 – May 13 Instructor, Sociology, Augustana College
- Introduction to Sociology (Fall 2012, Winter 2012)
- Men and Women in Society (Spring 213)
Nov. 11 – Aug. 12 Academic Director, Beyond Walls: Twin Cities Urban Squash
July 10 – June 12 Instructor, Sociology; Communications, Rasmussen College
- Introduction to Sociology (Summer 2010, Fall 2011, Winter 2011, Spring 2012)
- Introduction to Communications (Summer 2010, Spring 2012)
- Business Communications (Spring 2012)
- Work and Family (Spring 2012)
Sep. 09 – May 12 Teaching Assistant, Sociology, University of Minnesota
- Introduction to Sociology (Fall 2009, Spring 2010)
- Basic Social Statistics (Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Summer 2011)
- Race, Class, and Gender (Summer 2010)
- Deviant Behavior (Spring 2012)
Sep. 11 – Dec. 11 Instructor, Sociology, University of Minnesota
- Introduction to Sociology (Fall 2011)
Jan. 09 – May 09 Research Assistant, Compon Project, University of Minnesota
Sep. 08 – Dec. 08 Research, Assistant, Mosiac Project, University of Minnesota
2014 - 2016 Ursinus College Diversity Committee
2012 - 2013 Faculty Advisor, Multicultural Women’s Empowerment Group (SOUL), Augustana College
2010 - 2011 Executive Board Member, Black Graduate and Professional Students Association (BGAPSA)
2010 - 2011 Co-chair, College of Liberal Arts Delegation, Committee of Graduate Students (COGS), University of Minnesota Chapter
American Sociological Association
Eastern Sociological Society
Association of Black Sociologists