Nancy Harris, Ph.D.Associate Professor
I was raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts, attended a variety of public and private schools, and my first stab at higher education was Boston University. I left after my freshman year and worked at a variety of rather predictable jobs: ophthalmological assistant, peace activist, democratic state committee secretary, and aid to Charlie Byrd, the jazz and classical guitarist. After protesting against the Vietnam war for 9 months I met and married, soon followed by the birth of my two wonderful, intelligent and accomplished daughters. After 10 years of volunteering I returned to college: Manhattanville. It was here that I learned how to learn and how sociology explained the world to me in ways that I could finally understand. After completing my BA at the Ville, I went to NYU and received my MA and PhD in sociology. My areas of concentration were research methods, sports and family. For the last 23 or so years I have enjoyed teaching at Manhattanville and being part of a wonderful community which is committed to gender equality and social justice.
Manhattanville College is located in Purchase, New York on a beautiful 100-acre suburban campus, 10 minutes from downtown White Plains and just 30 miles from New York City. It has an amazingly diverse mix of students from more than 30 states and 50 countries. The College has 1,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
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