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Dr. Graham Harman 
Graham Harman

Associate Provost for Research Administration
Associate Professor of Philosophy 
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Graham Harman is Associate Provost for Research Administration and Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, having come to Egypt from Chicago in 2000. He is the 2009 winner of the AUC Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award.

Dr. Harman works on metaphysics, the study of the ultimate nature of reality, which he pursues in the form of an object-oriented philosophy. Drawing on the writings of Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Bruno Latour, Saul Kripke, G.W. von Leibniz, and the Islamic and French occasionalists, he tries to develop a model of vicarious rather than direct causation between objects.

He is a co-founder of the London-based “Speculative Realism” and Atlanta-based "Object-Oriented Ontology" movements, and spent Fall 2007 as Visiting Associate Professor of Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science at the University of Amsterdam. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Open Humanities Press, where he co-edits the “New Metaphysics” series with Bruno Latour. Dr. Harman is a former Chicago sportswriter, an avid world traveler, and a sixth-generation native of Iowa.


PhD, with distinction. DePaul University, Chicago. 1999.
MA, The Pennsylvania State University. 1991.
BA, St. John's College, Annapolis. 1990. 

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