Dr. Harris completed his undergraduate education at Howard University in 2003 before finishing graduate school at Princeton University in 2007, where he earned his Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Susan Fiske.

He completed his post-doctorate research at New York University with Dr. Elizabeth Phelps in 2010, and held his first appointment as an Assistant Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University until 2014.

Dr. Harris was then an Assistant Professor in Social and Organizational Psychology at Leiden University, and is now a Senior Lecturer in Experimental Psychology at University College London.