Joseph Harris

I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University. My work explores the role of public health experts and AIDS activists in efforts to institutionalize universal healthcare 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.