Professor Harris Beider
Harris is Chair in Community Cohesion and Head of Social Relations at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University. Previously he was Senior Fellow at the University of Birmingham and Executive Director of the Federation of Black Housing Organisations. His main research interests are focused on race, communities and public policy at the national and international level. Harris has led national and international research projects funded by foundations in the UK, US and Asia; published widely including three books, two research monographs and numerous articles. His work has been featured in The Nation, The Guardian, The Huffington Post and BBC TV and national radio. Harris is Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York City and Senior Fellow at Hedayah – the global centre of excellence in countering violent extremism, Abu Dhabi.
- Beider, H. (2015) White Working Class Voices: Multiculturalism, Community-Building and Change. Policy Press/University of Chicago Press
- Beider, H. (2014) ‘Whiteness, Class and Grassroots Perspectives on Social Change and Difference’ in The Political Quarterly, Volume 85, Issue 3, pages 333–339, July–September 2014.
- Beider, H. (2014) Bridging community division: Building grassroots solutions to integration. London: Open Society Foundations.
- Beider, H. (2012) Race, Housing and Community: Perspectives on Policy and Practice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Beider, H. (2011) White working class views of neighbourhood, cohesion and change. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
- Beider, H., and Briggs, R. (2010) Promoting Community Cohesion and Preventing Violent Extremism in HE and FE. London: DIUS.
- Beider, H. (ed.) (2007) Housing Markets and Neighbourhood Renewal: Community Engagement in the US and UK. Oxford: Blackwell
- Beider, H (ed.) (2009) Guest editor special issue of Housing Studies on Rethinking Race and Residence
- Beider, H., Levy, D., and Popkin, S. (2009) Community Revitalization in the United States and the United Kingdom. Washington DC: Urban Institute
- White working-class views of neighbourhood, cohesion and change: The first national study of white working class perspectives on cohesion and integration in the UK . Funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
- Bridging community division: Building grassroots solutions to integration: Innovative project bringing together perspectives, and building alliances between, British Muslims and white working class communities in NE London. Funded by Open Society Foundations.
- Promoting Community Cohesion and Preventing Violent Extremism in HE and FE: National study of HE and FE role in building cohesion and addressing extremism with case studies and good practice. Funded by Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
- Community Cohesion: Retrospective and Prospective: A seminar series reviewing the role of community cohesion as a concept and engaging with academic, activists and policy makers. Funded by Economic and Social Research Council.
- Community Revitalization in the United States and the United Kingdom: An innovative 12-month program of work to compare approaches to community revitalization, community cohesion and sustainable neighbourhoods in cities across both countries. In partnership with the Urban Institute in the US. Funded by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation.