Michelle Harris, professor, Africana studies/social welfare at the University at Albany, State University of New York, will deliver a free, public speech entitled “Contemporary Indigeneity and the Politics of Being” on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center Forum. She will also deliver a related colloquium in the Willard Smith Library, Vaughan Literature Building, at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Her appearance is part of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender‘s series, Indigeneity: Making the Visible Seen.
Harris has expertise in social psychology, social determinants of health and American immigration. Her research interests include immigrant mental health, social determinants of health, perceived discrimination, indigenous identity and global indigeneity.