Glen A. Harris, Associate Professor

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Glen Anthony Harris received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 2003. He has taught at North Carolina Central University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Florida A&M University before joining UNCW's history department in 2002.

He is the author of The Ocean Hill-Brownsville Conflict: Intellectual Struggles between Blacks and Jews at Mid-Century, (Lexington Books, 2012) which examines the role that certain black and Jewish writers and intellectuals played in the characterization of black-Jewish relations in relation to the 1968 school conflict.

In addition, Dr. Harris has authored the following: “Franz Boas, Race Theory, and Black and Jewish Race Relations During the First Decades of the Twentieth Century” American Jewish Archives Volume 59, Number 3 (January 2008); “Ishmael Reed and the Postmodern Slave Narrative.” Comparative American Studies: An International Journal Volume 5, Number 4: 459-479; and the co-author of “Guess Who’s Coming to the Dinner: A Clash of Interpretations Regarding the 1967 Stanley Kramer Film About Interracial Marriage”: Journal of Popular Culture, Volume 40, Number 4: 700-713.

Mr. Harris has received numerous awards and fellowships including: the Library Resident Research Fellowship at The American Philosophical Society, Rabbi Joachim Prinz Memorial Fellowship at The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and the Charles L. Cahill Award at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Dr. Harris offers courses in African American History, United States History, The Harlem Renaissance, United States Since 1945, the Civil Rights Movement, and Hollywood and Black Film.

 The Ocean Hill-Brownsville Conflict: Intellectual Struggles between Blacks and Jews at Mid-Century



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