Jacob Harris

Humanities Teaching Fellow
Cohort Year: 2014
Research Interests: Modernism; the late 19thcentury novel in English and French; global capitalism; material culture; urban studies


Jacob Harris earned his B.A in English from York University, Toronto. Before coming to Chicago, he spent a year teaching English as a second language at a public high school in southern France. His research interests focus on the phenomenon of luxury in the late 19thand early 20thcenturies, at the intersection between aesthetic, economic, and social-scientific thought.