Faculty Profile for Dr. Deborah A Harris

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

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Harris, D. A., & Romero, R. (n.d.). Race, Four Farms, and a City: Color Blindness and the Austin, TX Commercial Farm Debate. Humanity and Society.
  • Romero, R., & Harris, D. A. (n.d.). Who Speaks For (and Feeds) the Community?: Competing Definitions of “Community” in the Austin, TX Urban Farm Debate. City & Community.
  • 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: 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
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean's Excellence Awards in Scholarly / Creative Activities, College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University. January 1, 2008 - December 1, 2008

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

Member
Development of Sociology Study Abroad Program
2017-Present
Member
Advisory Committee for Gender Programming, James Beard Foundation
2017-Present
University Mentor
Mentor to Xi Pan
2016-Present
Member
Library Committee
2016-Present
Member
Research Review Committee
2016-Present