Department of History

Glen Harris, Associate Professor

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Degrees

  • Ph.D., Florida State University (2003)

Academic Interests

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, among others, "Ishmael Reed and the Postmodern Slave Narrative." Comparative American Studies: An International Journal Volume 5, Number 4: 459-479; and most recently "How does it Feel to be a Problem: Reflections on the Trayvon Martin Case and the American Idea," in The Trayvon Martin in US: An American Tragedy.

Dr. Harris is currently working on an book length manuscript, Alexander Rivera, Jr.: The Politics and Art of a Black Photojournalist, and a journal length essay, "The Crisis of Harold Cruse and Adolph Reed: A Perspective on the American Letter's Tradition," dealing with Harold Cruse and Adolph Reed's vexing issue on the crisis of the black intellectual, provides a modern historical comparison of the crisis that black intellectuals faced during the mid-1960s and mid-1990s.

Courses Taught

Significant Publications

  • The Ocean Hill-Brownsville Conflict: Intellectual Struggles between Blacks and Jews at Mid-Century, (Lexington Books, 2012)
  • "Ishmael Reed and the Postmodern Slave Narrative." Comparative American Studies: An International Journal Volume 5, Number 4: 459-479
  • "How does it Feel to be a Problem: Reflections on the Trayvon Martin Case and the American Idea," in The Trayvon Martin in US: An American Tragedy