Angel Luis Harris

Angel Luis Harris

Professor in the Department of Sociology

External Address: 
90088, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
90088, 268 Soc/Psych Building, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants

Project Bright IDEA 3: Nurturing for a Bright Tomorrow awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2019

Set, StartREDY, Set, Start! School Readiness for All awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019

Examining the Consequences of Maternal Incarceration awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2018

Professional Development for Gifted Behaviors awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Harris, A. L., and Keith Robinson. The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children’s Education. Harvard University Press, 2014.

Harris, Angel L. Kids Don't Want to Fail. Harvard University Press, 2011.

Harris, A. L. “Can Members Of Marginalized Groups Remain Invested In Schooling?: An Assessment From The United States And The United Kingdom.” Education, Justice, and Democracy, edited by Danielle S. Allen and Rob Reich, University of Chicago Press, 2013, pp. 101–32.

Harris, A. L. “Gender, Perceptions of Opportunity, and Investment in Schooling.” Growing Gaps: Educational Inequality around the World, 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732180.003.0013. Full Text

Harris, A. L. “Oppositional Culture Theory.” Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development, MacMillan Reference Library, 2008.

Harris, A. L., and K. Lacy. “Breaking the Class Monolith: Understanding Class Differences in Black Adolescents’ Attachment to Racial Identity.” Social Class: How Does It Work?, edited by D. Conley and A. Lareau, Russel Sage foundation Press, 2008.

Harris, A., and D. Maeda. “Power and resistance in contemporary legal education.” Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy: A Polemic Against the System, 2004, pp. 168–84.

Harris, A. L., and K. Robinson. “A new framework for understanding parental involvement: Setting the stage for academic success.” Rsf, vol. 2, no. 5, Sept. 2016, pp. 186–201. Scopus, doi:10.7758/rsf.2016.2.5.09. Full Text

Robinson, K., and A. L. Harris. “Racial and social class differences in how parents respond to inadequate achievement: Consequences for children's future achievement.” Social Science Quarterly, vol. 94, no. 5, Dec. 2013, pp. 1346–71. Scopus, doi:10.1111/ssqu.12007. Full Text

Harris, A. L., and M. Tienda. “Hispanics in Higher Education and the Texas Top 10% Law.” Race and Social Problems, vol. 4, no. 1, Dec. 2012, pp. 57–67. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s12552-012-9065-7. Full Text

Harris, A. L., and M. Tienda. “Hispanics in Higher Education and the Texas Top Ten Percent Law.” Race and Social Problems, vol. 4, 2012, pp. 57–67.

Yates, S., et al. “Early occupational aspirations and fractured transitions: A study of entry into 'NEET' status in the UK.” Journal of Social Policy, vol. 40, no. 3, July 2011, pp. 513–34. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0047279410000656. Full Text

Sabates, Ricardo, et al. “Ambition gone awry: the long-term socioeconomic consequences of misaligned and uncertain ambitions in adolescence..” Social Science Quarterly, vol. 92, no. 4, Jan. 2011, pp. 959–77.

Harris, A. L., and K. Marsh. “Is a Raceless identity an effective strategy for academic success among blacks?.” Social Science Quarterly, vol. 91, no. 5, Dec. 2010, pp. 1242–63. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1540-6237.2010.00730.x. Full Text

Staff, J., et al. “Uncertainty in early occupational aspirations: Role exploration or aimlessness?.” Social Forces, vol. 89, no. 2, Dec. 2010, pp. 659–83. Scopus, doi:10.1353/sof.2010.0088. Full Text

Harris, A. L., and S. Yates. “Young People’s Ambition and Future Employment Outcomes in the United Kingdom.” Journal of Social Policy, Cambridge University Press (CUP), Dec. 2010, pp. 1–22.

Harris, A. L. “The Economic and Educational State of Black Americans in the 21st Century: Should We be Optimistic or Concerned?.” Review of Black Political Economy, vol. 37, no. 3, Oct. 2010, pp. 241–52. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s12114-010-9065-z. Full Text

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