Matthew Harris

Matthew Harris
University of California, Santa Barbara, Religious Studies

Matthew M. Harris is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Religious Studies and an affiliate of the Department of Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara, where he is also a fellow of the Graduate Center for Literary Research. His research interests include black metaphysical religions, utopian thought and practice in the United States, black music, and what Cedric Robinson termed the Black Radical Tradition. His work currently explores how science fiction themes have functioned as a critical tool in black thought and music in the twentieth century.