Brittany Harder


(813) 257-3291



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

PH 507

Meet Brittany Harder

Assistant Professor, Sociology


2011 The University of Tampa, B.A.
2013 The University of Miami, M.A.
2017 The University of Miami, Ph.D.

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Courses Taught:

Introduction to Sociology
Race and Ethnic Relations
Medical Sociology
Sociology of Gender Roles
Marriage and Families
The Practice Experience

Career Specialties:

Assistant Professor Brittany Harder specializes in the areas of medical sociology, race, ethnicity and immigration, and quantitative and qualitative methods.

Professional and Community Activities:

All of Harder's work, including her scholarship, teaching, service and community participation aim to raise awareness of people, processes and barriers that foster inequality. Her research agenda includes two lines of inquiry concerning the social, cultural, spatial and structural determinants of health: 1) minority health and 2) effects of health policy and stakeholder interests on patients. Through Harder's scholarship, she draws from and further contributes to a range of theoretical frameworks and quantitative and qualitative methods. She takes a critical, solution-seeking approach to her scholarship that offers up both tangible and relevant solutions to addressing health needs. Her work has been published in the following journals: The Journal of Pediatrics, Qualitative Health Research, Sociological Spectrum, Health, Risk & Society, Social Science & Medicine-Population Health, and Critical Public Health. She has also published several book chapters, encyclopedia entries and research reports. Harder is currently working on her first book on the social aspects of cancer, in addition to two research papers that address the intersections of race, place and health.  

Her community outreach, volunteer activities and activist efforts address the ways intersectional positions come to matter for well-being, life chance opportunities, and both interpersonal and systematic forms of treatment. Both personally and professionally, she is concerned about the health, well-being and treatment of minority populations in addition to systemic discrimination and lived experiences of marginalization.   

Honors and Awards: *Featured Student of Success in Robert Feldman’s P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life 2018.
*Unsung Hero of the Year Award, University of Tampa, 2017
*Best Faculty Member Award, Student Organization, University of Tampa, 2016
*Finalist for Post-Doctoral Appointment, Harvard School of Medicine and Bioethics, 2016
*Dissertation Research Award, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, 2016.
*National Science Foundation: SEEDS ADVANCE Program Research Assistantship, Summer Funding *Award, Program Research Travel Funds, and Program Workshop Funds, 2013-2014.
*Graduate Student Research Grants, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, 2015, 2016
*Minority Summer Research Initiative Scholar, University of Maryland. College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 2010
*Sigma Alpha Pi Success Fraternity, University of Tampa. 2009-2011
*Active Citizen Award, University of Tampa. PEACE. 2009-2010
*Denoff Scholarship for the Social Sciences, Second Place, University of Tampa. Department of Sociology, 2010
*Senior Spartan Award Nominee, University of Tampa. Office of Leadership and Engagement. 2011
*President Leadership Fellows Mentor, University of Tampa. Office of Leadership and Engagement. 2008-2011