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CRRS Congratulates Former Graduate Fellow Tim Harrison

The CRRS is pleased to announce that Timothy Harrison (PhD 2014) has been awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal at the University of Toronto for his outstanding performance in graduate studies.  Tim was a Graduate Fellow at the CRRS from 2011-2013, and he was instrumental in establishing and overseeing EMIGF (the Early Modern Interdisciplinary Graduate Forum). He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of English a the University of Chicago. SGS Dean Locke Rowe praised Tim’s doctoral dissertation, “Forms of Sentience in Early Modernity,” supervised by Elizabeth D. Harvey. He commented that Tim’s “ground-breaking thesis makes enormous contributions to the field by joining book history, literature and early modern natural history with some of the latest developments in historical phenomenology and cognitive science to create a powerful matrix through which to examine emergent ideas about consciousness and animate life.”

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