Prof. Candice Harrison

Candice Harrison

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty
Kalmanovitz Hall 353


Candice Harrison joined the department in Fall 2008 after completing her PhD at Emory University. Her teaching interests span the eras of colonial and nineteenth century U.S. history, and include the subjects of economic and labor history, African American history, American popular culture, and comparative race and slavery in the Atlantic World.

Recently, Dr. Harrison received a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to support her current book manuscript entitled "Democratizing the Market: Place, Power and Politics in Early Philadelphia." The manuscript explores the social and political dynamics of exchange in the diverse street markets of early Philadelphia.

Research Areas

  • Eras of colonial and nineteenth century U.S. history
  • Economic and labor history
  • African American history
  • American popular culture
  • Comparative race and slavery in the Atlantic World


  • Director, African American Studies


  • PhD, Emory University

Awards & Distinctions

  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship