Associate Provost for Research Administration
Graham Harman was appointed Associate Provost for Research Administration in 2010. He is responsible for promoting research, scholarship, and creative endeavors throughout AUC. His Office acts as a catalyst in initiating research activities, encouraging interdisciplinary activities, and providing administrative support to AUC faculty.
The Associate Provost for Research Administration also chairs the Research Advisory Council, which is composed of school representatives and directors of research centers and the Technology Transfer Office (TTO). The Council discusses University-wide issues of importance to faculty research and recommends policy to the Senate Faculty Affairs Committee and the Provost on issues related to faculty research.
Dr. Harman holds a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College (Annapolis), an MA in Philosophy from Penn State University, and a PhD in Philosophy from DePaul University (Chicago). He has been at AUC since 2000, and during his 2007 sabbatical leave served as Visiting Associate Professor of Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science at the University of Amsterdam. He is a popular speaker on the international lecture circuit, and a key figure in the Speculative Realism and Object-Oriented Philosophy movements. His writings have been translated into Arabic, Croatian, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Serbian.
He is the author of the following books: Tool-Being (Open Court, 2002), Guerrilla Metaphysics (Open Court, 2005), Heidegger Explained (Open Court, 2007), Prince of Networks (re.press, 2009), Towards Speculative Realism (Zero Books, 2010), Circus Philosophicus (Zero Books, 2010), L’Objet quadruple (Presses universitaires de France, 2010), The Prince and the Wolf [w. Bruno Latour & Peter Erdélyi] (Zero Books), and Quentin Meillassoux (Edinburgh University Press).