Profile – Professor Harris
Jason Harris, Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Arts and Humanities

  • Fellow of Ancient History at Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies
  • Previously held research fellowships at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and the American Academy in Rome
  • Has presented at conferences and institutes in Germany, France, Italy, Greece, and Israel

Jason Harris specializes in ancient Greek history, with a focus on processes of human mobility in antiquity and their relationship with developments in the intellectual and political spheres. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University. Harris was previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane University in New Orleans. 

Harris is especially passionate about bringing the past to life through close analyses of literary sources and archaeological material. He also enjoys encouraging students to apply their new knowledge about the successes and failures of history to help improve the present and future — both in their own lives and on an international scale. Harris teaches courses in Global History at Minerva.