Shaquilla Harrigan

Shaquilla Harrigan

2018 Cohort

McNeil 327

Shaquilla Harrigan is Ph.D. student in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and 2019-2020 Perry World House Graduate Associate. Harrigan is a recipient of the Jackie Robinson Foundation Extra Innings Fellowship for her academic achievements and dedication to public service. Her research interests include transnational NGO governance, organizational behavior, racial & gender inequalities, and African studies. Previously, Harrigan was a Princeton in Africa Fellow with African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (Nairobi, Kenya) and the Service to Society Fellow at Harvard College. Outside of her research, Harrigan volunteers with an organization that helps connect recent African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees to resources. She received her B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard University.

Research Interests

International Development

International Education

Organizations and Work

 Africana Studies

Race, Class, and Gender

Poverty & Inequality                                                             

Selected Publications

Harrigan, Shaquilla. 2019. “Planning Your Way to a PhD.” Section of Race & Ethnic Minorities Blog. September 26, 2019 (