Harris-Peryy was associate professor at Princeton University after leaving University of Chicago where she taught political science for almost 7 years until 2006. She wanted to have full professorship at Princeton. After being denied in doing so, she then went on to join Tulane University in 2011 where she was director of the project called Anna Julia Cooper. In July 1, 2014 she then returned to Wake Forest University where she was responsible for handling political and international affairs.
Her current husband's name is James Perry who is an extraordinary community activist. She is the mother of two daughters Parker and Anna James. Its looks like the couple are really enjoying their married life and happy together. Their relation is going perfect and there are no signs of splitting or any extra-marital affair. She was also married to Dennis Lacewell in the year 1999 but the relations never appeared to work. After spending 6 years together they decided to get divorced. She stands with the height of 5 feet 6 inch.