Angel Harris
  • Angel Harris

  • Professor
  • Sociology
  • 348B Soc/Psych
  • Phone: (919) 660-5787
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  • Research Description

    My research interests include social inequality, policy, and education. My work focuses on the social psychological determinants of the racial achievement gap. Specifically, I examine the factors that contribute to differences in academic investment among African Americans, Latino/as, Asian Americans, and Whites. I also study the impact that adolescents' perceptions of opportunities for upward socio-economic mobility have for their academic investment, and the long-term effects of youths' occupational aspirations both within the United States and Europe.
  • Areas of Interest

    Social inequality
    Policy
    Education
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