Shirley Harkess, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field

Sociology, Women's Studies


  • Coordinator of the KU Women’s Studies Programs from 1976-1979
  • Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Sociology and Associate Director of the Center for Latin American Studies
  • Editor of U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau research report Women in High-Tech in 2001
  • 1974: worked with the female Colombian politician Cornelia Flora in preparation for Colombian national elections
  • Administrative Intern in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs
  • 1977: Co-taught the first KU Women’s Studies Introductory core course, “Women in Literature and Society”