Philip McHarris

Philip V. McHarris is a PhD candidate in Sociology and African American Studies at Yale University. His research focuses on race, housing, policing, and mass incarceration, and draws on both qualitative and quantitative methods. Philip’s dissertation, High Rise, focuses on the everyday experiences of residents in a Brooklyn housing project and the strategies that they employ to navigate concerns surrounding safety, policing, and cycles of poverty. He received his B.A. in sociology from Boston College and is currently based in the New York City area.  

Recent Media:
CNN’s Natalie Allen interviews Philip V. McHarris on policing and the need to reimagine public safety.
Recent Publications:

New York Times: “No More Money for the Police

Washington Post: “Why does the Minneapolis police department look like a military unit?

Al Jazeera: “It is time to cancel student debt and make higher education free

Essence: “Public Housing Residents May Be Some Of The Hardest Hit By COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington Post: “Democrats Are Ignoring a Key Piece of Criminal Justice Reform — Slicing Police Budgets.”