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Jaira Harrington

Assistant Professor

Black Studies


Building & Room:

1221 UH



Dr. Jaira J. Harrington is an Assistant Professor of Black Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago. Prior to this faculty position, Dr. Harrington served as a 2017-18 William J. Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar in Brazil. Dr. Harrington earned her doctorate in Political Science in the subfield of Comparative Politics at the University of Chicago. Her current research and writing focuses on the union organizing of domestic workers in unions in Brasília, São Paulo, and Salvador.

Licensures and Certifications

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Chicago, 2015
M.A., Political Science, University of Chicago, 2010