Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"People should not be barred from voting... If we truly want people convicted of felonies to re-engage with society, become rehabilitated, and feel a part of a broader community (thus creating incentives not to recidivate) then our State should do everything possible to re-incorporate these individuals into mainstream society."
Experts Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to felon voting issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to felon voting issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, 2004-present
Faculty Affiliate, West Coast Poverty Center
Community Advisory Board Member, Washington State Budget Policy Center, 2008-present
Journal Reviewer: Journal of Negro Education, Law & Society Review, Social Forces, American Journal of Sociology
Member, American Sociological Association
Member, American Society of Criminology
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington, 2002-2004
Graduate Research Assistant, Professor Walter Allen, University of California at Los Angeles, 2000-2001
PhD, Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles, 2002
MA, Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1999
In a Jan. 20, 2010 email to ProCon.org Professor Harris stated the following: "This looks fine but I would appreciate it if you note wherever the University of Washington is listed that this is only for identification purposes and that the opinions are solely my own."