she/her/hers • Professional Research Associate

Keshia L. Harris, PhD is a developmental psychologist who specializes in mixed methods research on colorism, mental health, and cross-cultural education studies among Black and Latin American descent youth in the U.S. and Latin America. She is currently a Research Associate at the Renée Crown Wellness Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder and leads the mind. body. voice. program. In June 2021, Dr. Harris collaborated with Unanimous Boxing Gym in Chicago to create the FightHER Project, an 8-week summer boxing program designed to strengthen mental and physical agility and build leadership skills for high school girls. Dr. Harris delivered the opening Keynote Address on racial and environmental trauma in the workplace and academia for the 2020 California Counseling Association Conference "Blurred Lines: Refocusing for 20/20 Vision". She has 10 plus years of experience teaching and conducting research in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, South Africa, and the U.S., and holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Human Development from the University of Chicago.

Studies: mind. body. voice.