Joseph Harris

I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University. My work explores efforts expand access to healthcare and medicine in Thailand, Brazil, and South Africa. 

I hold a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and am a past recipient of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and the Henry Luce Scholarship. I have served as a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank, most recently as Specialist on the Political Economy of Healthcare Reform for the Japan-World Bank Project on Universal Coverage.

My research interests include global health, political sociology, development and social change, social policy, medical sociology, citizenship, HIV/AIDS, human rights, and research methods.