Tajanae Harris


Taj is a 2nd year PhD student in Information Science at CU Boulder, advised by Leysia Palen. Her research interests continue to evolve but generally focus on how and why marginalized communities create data to fight injustices. Some of her proudest research experiences have led to titles such as NSF GRFP Honorable Mention; Fulbright Awardee; ARCS Fellow; and CU Engage Community-Based Research Fellow. She arrived here in Boulder by way of Dallas, TX after a brief four years at Syracuse University (BA in Anthropology, minor in Data Analytics). When not in the classroom or research lab, you can find her hanging off the monkey bars at her favorite gym, watercoloring in a crowded cafe, or walking her dog all over Denver.