Dr. Kelly Harris,
Asst Prof and Coordinator African American
Studies – Chicago State University and
Chair of the Chicago Council on Black Studies
Kelly Harris is an assistant professor and coordinator of African American Studies at Chicago State University and Director of the Talented Tenth Leadership Program.
Dr. Harris formerly was the Director of International Studies at Johnson C. Smith University. His areas of concentration include African American politics, African politics, Black political thought, and the history of social science.
His most recent publication is “Manning Marable: Humanizing Malcolm or Denigrating Legacies,” which appears in By Any Means Necessary Malcolm X: Real, Not Reinvented by Herb Boyd, Ron Daniels, Maulana Karenga, and Haki Madhubuti. Dr. Harris is a graduate of Temple University (B.A.), Ohio State University (M.A.), and Clark Atlanta University (PhD.).
Dr. Harris was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa and has a wife and three children.