- Senior Assistant Professor
Mikki Harris a senior assitant professor in the Journalism in Sports, Culture, and Social Justice Department at Morehouse College. She is a multimedia journalist whose work over the past 20 years has focused on community-based power as examined through the tools of journalism and cultural studies.
Harris uses a journalistic approach to understanding the cultural context of community, both past and present through the use of innovative visual storytelling. She uses storytelling to shift perspective in dynamic ways that both preserve and carry culture. She uses oral history, documentary photojournalism and video, as well as writing to document and shape stories of impact. Her article and photos in National Geographic provide a look into this work.
A graduate of Spelman College with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University, Mikki is a photojournalist by training. She has served as a Visual Journalism Fellow at the Poynter Institute, has photographed six of the past eight US presidents, and has worked as a photojournalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today and the Newark Star-Ledger. Two of her images illustrating life in Harlem were exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY in 2005, and her images of the National Urban League are a part of Google’s Arts and Culture digital exhibit. Two student investigative reporting magazines that Mikki taught the visuals for and edited, won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.
Mikki became a certified drone pilot in 2019 and founded the Atlanta Drone Lab to expand the certification and participation of Black storytellers using drones. In addition to drone technology, Mikki produces stories in virtual reality while designing and teaching digital media and visual innovation courses at Morehouse College.