Jason Craige Harris is an educator, speaker, facilitator, and restorative justice practitioner and circle keeper who works in schools, nonprofits, community spaces, religious institutions, and conferences, moving smoothly between kindergarten classrooms, professional trainings, and governing board meetings. His workshops, writings, and advocacy work focus on identity, intersectionality, trauma, spirituality, and healing.
Currently, Jason serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Friends Seminary, where he is a member of both the Senior Administrative Committee and the leadership team of the School’s Center for Peace, Equity, and Justice. As a member of the History and Social Sciences Department, Jason teaches courses on social justice, human rights, ethics and philosophy, and religion. Working with all constituencies of the School and across academic departments and divisions, Jason weaves together practices and insights from the fields of diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, and global education. He formerly served as co-director and senior editor at Postcolonial Networks, a think tank and research hub focused on global justice, religious progressivism, and intellectual activism.
Jason holds a BA (honors) in religion and African American Studies from Wesleyan University, where he was a fellow at both the Center for the Humanities and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Program, and a MA (summa cum laude) in religion, ethics, and cultural studies from Yale Divinity School, where he was a Marquand Merit Scholar and Extended Year Program Fellow.
For several years, Jason sat on the NYSAIS Diversity Committee. He is a trustee at Inwood Academy, a charter school in the Inwood neighborhood of Upper Manhattan that aims to “empower students in Inwood and Washington Heights to become agents for change through community-focused leadership, character development and college preparedness.” Jason has an abiding commitment to ending global oppression and healing the planet with yet more love and light.