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Cristian Harris, Ph.D.

Cristian Harris
Title: Assoc Prof, Political Science
M.A.I.A. Program Coordinator
Phone: 706-867-3251
Email:

Office: Hansford Hall 316, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: International Political Economy, Comparative Global Development, Latin American Politics, Global Governance

Overview

Dr. Harris has been working at UNG (formerly NGCSU) since 2005. Previously, Dr. Harris worked in universities in the U.S. states of Delaware (University of Delaware), New Jersey (The College of New Jersey), Texas (University of Texas at Austin), and the province of Ontario in Canada (Queen's University at Kingston). He also worked in the private sector both in the non-profit and corporate private sector.

Dr. Harris is the program coordinator for the M.A. in International Affairs (M.A.I.A.) program.

He has been recognized for his teaching and advising including NGCSU Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009, Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards in 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2016, and SGA Outstanding Faculty Member in 2008.

His research interests include the role of U.S. universities in public diplomacy, the comparative development of Settler Societies, and the Political Economy of Latin America in the Twentieth Century.

Courses Taught

  • Global Governance (graduate)
  • Theory of IPE (graduate)
  • Theories of Comparative Politics (graduate)
  • Global Issues (undergraduate)
  • Global Issues Honors (undergraduate)
  • International Organization (undergraduate)
  • The Model United Nations (undergraduate)
  • Comparative Government (undergraduate)
  • Politics of Development (undergraduate)
  • Politics of Development Honors (undergraduate)
  • International Political Economy (undergraduate)
  • International Political Economy Honors (undergraduate)
  • Politics of Latin America (undergraduate)
  • Politics of Latin American Development (undergraduate)
  • Politics of South America (undergraduate)
  • Culture and Society of Chile (undergraduate)
  • International Affairs Capstone (undergraduate)

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Delaware, 2001
  • M.A., International Relations, University of Delaware, 1992
  • Licenciatura, International Relations, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, 1989

Research/Special Interests

  • The role of universities in public diplomacy
  • Comparative development of settler societies (Argentina, Australia, and Canada)
  • Political economy of Latin America in the twentieth century

Publications

  • “The Development of 'Lands of Recent Settlement,'” In Robert A. Denemark, ed., The International Studies Encyclopedia, Volume II, West Sussex, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2010, pp. 911-929 (peer-reviewed)
  • "The Development of “Lands of Recent Settlement”." The International Studies Encyclopedia. edited by Robert Denemark and Renée Marlin-Bennett, Oxford University Press, 2017 (originally published in International Studies Encyclopedia/ International Studies Online, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) (peer-reviewed)
  • “Steel Promises: Managing the Link between Global Challenges and Local Politics in the City of San Nicolas, Argentina in the Post-Privatization Era,” In Jose de Arimateia da Cruz, Laura K. Stephens, and Eduardo R. Gomes, eds., The Next Phase of Latin American Development: Business and Society, Pearson Publishing, (2008) pp. 143-174
  •  “Settler Societies" in the Encyclopedia of the Modern World edited by Erick Langer. Oxford University Press (2008)
  • “Where Did All the Women Go? Labor Market Changes in a Settler Society: Argentina, 1860-1914," In World History Connected Vol. 4.3 (June 2007) (peer-reviewed)
  • “Steel, Miracles, and Extreme Sports: A Tale of Two Cities after Privatization,” SECOLAS Annals Vol. 38 (2006) pp. 43-62. (peer-reviewed)
  • Book Review of Workers Go Shopping in Argentina: The Rise of Popular Consumer Culture by Natalia Milanesio. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2013 in International Social Science Review Vol. 89 No. 1 (2014) Article 14
  • Book Review of A Politics of Understanding: The International Thought of Raymond Aron by Reed M. Davis. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2009 in International Social Science Review Vol. 86 Nos. 1 & 2 (2011): 68-69
  • Book Review of Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Anglo-World, 1783-1939 by James Belich. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009 in International Social Science Review, Vol. 85 Nos. 3 & 4 (2011): 145-147
  • Book Review of Women Build the Welfare State: Performing Charity and Creating Rights in Argentina, 1880-1955 by Donna J. Guy. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2009 in Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe (EIAL) Israel, Vol. 22 No. 1 (Enero-Junio 2011): 138-140
  • Book Review of The Puzzle of Latin American Economic Development by Patrice Franko. Third Edition, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2007 in The Latin Americanist Vol. 52 No. 2 (June 2008): 94-96
  • Book Review of Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion, and Change by John A. Booth, Christine J. Wade, and Thomas W. Walker. Fourth Edition, Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2005 in International Social Science Review Vol. 81 Nos. 1 & 2 (2006): 73-74

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science & International Affairs, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA 30597 (2010 - present)
  • M.A. in International Affairs Program Coordinator, Department of Political Science & International Affairs, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA 30597 (2012 - present)
  • International Affairs Program Assessment Coordinator, Department of Political Science & International Affairs, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA 30597 (2012 - present)
  • Acting Department Head, Department of Political Science & International Affairs, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, GA 30597 (2011 - 2012)
  • International Affairs Program Coordinator, Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, GA 30597 (2010 - 2012)
  • Peace Corps Preparatory Program Coordinator, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA 30597 (2011 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, GA 30597 (2005 - 2010)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628 (2002 - 2004)
  • Social Sciences/Humanities Research Associate, Office of Survey Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78716 (2001 - 2002)
  • Instructor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (1998 - 1999)
  • Instructor, Department of Modern and Foreign Languages, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (1991 - 1992)
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (1990 - 1991; 1993 - 1995)
  • Research Assistant, IERAL-Fundación Mediterránea, Rosario, Argentina, (1989 - 1990)

Personal Information

Dr. Cristian Harris is married to Dr. Ana J. Pozzi-Harris who also works at UNG. They have two children, Nicolas and Karen.

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