Dr. Sheena Harris joined the History and Political Science Department at Tuskegee University in 2014. She earned her bachelor’s in Political Science and a Master of Applied Social Science in History, both from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. In 2012 she graduated with her Ph.D. in African American History from the University of Memphis. Dr. Harris worked for two years as an assistant professor of History at Austin Peay State University where she taught abroad at the Soto Cano Joint Military Air-base in Honduras. At Tuskegee University, Dr. Harris is the Interim Director of Student Engagement Initiatives and the coordinator of the University-Wide Honors Program. She also serves as chair of the History Research Symposium and the advisor for the history honor society of Phi Alpha Theta. Her areas of specialization include African American History, U.S. History, Women’s History, 19th Century Black Education, Black Women’s Clubs, and the African Diaspora. One of her prime passions in life-and one that influences her love for learning and teaching about black and brown communities, their cultures, philosophies, and religion-is universal liberation.
Dr. Harris is in the final stages of her monograph on Margaret Murray Washington, the third wife of race leader Booker T. Washington. She has published works on women during slavery, Margaret Murray Washington, clubwomen, and Black women in reality television. Dr. Harris is a United States Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and enjoys marathons during her free time.