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SPECIAL TRACKS: Burd Track on Media & Urban Life | Urban Issues in Asia & the Pacific Rim ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: 43rd Annual Meeting CommitteesUAA Governing BoardUAA Executive Office Staff

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Harris Beider

Coventry University
Professor in Community Cohesion
Harris is tenured Professor in Community Cohesion in Centre for Social Relations at Coventry University since 2007. Previously from 2001 he was Senior Fellow at the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Birmingham. Between 1997-2001 Harris was Executive Director of the Federation of Black Housing Organisations (a network of over 150 black led housing and community organisations). Here he was involved in national policy making on race and housing issues working with government and housing associations. His main research interests are focused on race, communities and public policy. To this end, Harris has led national projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as well as international projects supported by the Rockefeller Foundation (USA) and Japan Foundation (Japan). He has published nationally and internationally. Harris has also been regularly invited to speak about his research in the US, Europe and Asia including policy and academic gatherings held at the Urban Institute, University of Chicago and Columbia University. He has been advisor to the UK government (being a member of the Social Exclusion Unit Policy Action Team under the Blair government) a member of the ESRC National Peer Review College and member of the Poverty Strategy Group at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. His new publications include Community Cohesion: views of white working class communities (2011: York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation), Race, Housing and Community: perspectives on policy and practice (2012: Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell) and White Working Class Voices: Multiculturalism, Community-Building and Change (2014: The Policy Press/ University of Chicago Press) and he currently editing a special focus issue for Urban Affairs Review on race and community politics. His next book Harris was born in Pakistan and moved with his family to England as a small child. He grew up and was educated in inner city Birmingham.