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Philip McHarris

Philip McHarris is currently a Junior at Boston College from New Jersey majoring in  Sociology with a minor in African and African Diaspora studies. As an undergraduate student, Philip has been involved in numerous student organizations, most of which have primarily aimed to facilitate conversation around power, privilege, and identity. He currently serves as the Co-President of United Front — the umbrella organization for the six Black student organizations at Boston College. 


Philip joined the ISPRC team in the Fall of 2012. His current research interests include the racial and gender socialization of Black men across socioeconomic backgrounds; the impact of ethnic and racial identity and socialization on academic outcomes and disparities amongst Black Americans — and more broadly, the impact of ethnic and racial identity and socialization on the psychological and psychosocial well-being of Black Americans; and the coping strategies and resilience in resisting internalized racism amongst people from the African and African diaspora community.  


In his spare time, Philip enjoys traveling, spoken word poetry, and listening to music. After graduation, Philip plans to move on to a doctoral program in either Sociology or Counseling Psychology.