Faculty Profile for Dr. Deborah A Harris

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Dr. Deborah A Harris
Professor — Sociology
THH 465
phone: (512) 245-4547

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Harris, D. A., & Romero, R. (2019). Race, Four Farms, and a City: Color Blindness and the Austin, TX Commercial Farm Debate. Humanity and Society, 43(3), 227–249. https://doi.org/10.1177/0160597618814880
  • Romero, R., & Harris, D. A. (2019). Who Speaks For (and Feeds) the Community?: Competing Definitions of “Community” in the Austin, TX Urban Farm Debate. City & Community, 18(4), 1162–1180. https://doi.org/10.1111/cico.12416
  • Harris, D. A. (2017). Just the ‘Typical College Diet’: How College Students Use Life Stages to Neutralize Stigma from Unhealthy Eating. Symbolic Interaction, 40(4), 523-540.
  • Harris, D., & Giuffre, P. (2015). Taking the Heat: Women Chefs and Gender Inequality in the Professional Kitchen. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • Harris, D., Harris, W., & Fondren, K. (2015). Everybody Eats: Using Hunger Banquets to Teach about Issues of Global Hunger and Inequality. Teaching Sociology.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean’s Excellence Award in Service, 2023, College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University. 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2020. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2016 Outstanding Women's Studies Scholar award (co-awarded w/ Patti Giuffre), Multicultural and Gender Studies, TX State University. January 1, 2016 - December 1, 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2013 Outstanding Women's Studies Scholar award, Multicultural and Gender Studies, TX State University. January 1, 2013 - December 1, 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean's Excellence Awards in Scholarly / Creative Activities, College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University. January 1, 2012

Selected Grants

  • Price, Robert, Harris, Deborah A. Study Abroad Development Grant, Texas State University, $3000. (Funded: 2017). Grant.
  • Harris, Deborah (Principal), Romero, Rachel (Principal). Research Enhancement Program Grant, Institutional (Higher Ed), $16000. (Submitted: December 1, 2014, Funded: February 28, 2015 - August 1, 2015). Grant.
  • Harris, Deborah (Principal), Giuffre, Patti (Principal). Subvention Grant, Institutional (Higher Ed), $5000. (Submitted: January 1, 2014, Funded: January 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015). Grant.
  • Harris, Deborah (Principal). Social Networks among Low-income Women: The Effects on Economic Mobility / Research Enhancement Program Grant, Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $8000. (Submitted: 2008). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

ICTP (Professors of Instruction Policy) Committee
Sociology Scholarship and Awards Committee
Student Outreach and Support Committee
University Mentor
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Mentor to Graciela DeLeon
University Mentor
Mentor to Rachel Romero