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Dr. Harris Beider

Dr. Harris Beider

Dr. Harris Beider has been Professor in Community Cohesion at Coventry University since 2008 and Visiting Professor at Columbia University in the City of New York.  Previously he was Senior Fellow at the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Birmingham.  Between 1997-2001, Harris was Executive Director of the Federation of Black Housing Organisations, where he was involved in national policy making on race and housing issues working with government and housing associations. In addition, Harris managed a national project on Racist victimization in the UK sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

He has published nationally and internationally including two books, more than 40 articles and guest editor for peer review journals. His articles/ research have also appeared in The Nation, The Guardian, The Independent and The Huffington Post and discussed on the BBC TV and Radio. Harris has also been regularly invited to speak about his research in the US, Europe and Asia including policy and academic gatherings held at the Urban Institute, University of Chicago and Columbia University. Harris has also led national projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as well as international projects supported by the Rockefeller Foundation (USA) and Japan Foundation (Japan).

Harris was born in Karachi, Pakistan and moved with his family to England as a small child. He grew up and was educated in inner city Birmingham.



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