Rosalind Harris
Associate Professor

Community & Leadership Development
705 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-7584
Fax: 859-257-4354
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Rosalind Harris holds a B.S. in Tropical Agriculture and an M.P.H. in Environmental Health from the University of Hawaii.  She holds a Ph.D. in Rural Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University.  Dr. Harris joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky in 1990.  She currently holds joint appointments in the Departments of Community and Leadership Development and Sociology.


Dr. Harris draws heavily on feminist and postcolonial theorizing and her own experiences as a community organizer in distressed communities to study rural and regional inequality in the U.S. and internationally.  She offers courses in globalization and global inequality, gender inequality and globalization and qualitative research methods.


Dr. Harris is currently working with grassroots organizations and universities that are working in partnership in order to more effectively address persistent poverty and its consequences within the Black Belt South.  The Black Belt reflects the historical legacies of the plantation-slave economy and is the largest expanse of poverty within the U.S.  In this work her scholarship draws heavily upon the emerging fields of  public sociology and public scholarship.

Ag Ed Program Department of Community and Leadership Development