Anne Harrington

Harvard University

Anne Harrington is the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, as well as the former Faculty Dean of Pforzheimer House and former Acting Dean of the Office of Undergraduate Education at Harvard College. She is the author of four books, most recently Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness (2019) and The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (2009). She is currently working on a new book that will tell the story of neurology’s quest to understand consciousness and identity, with a particular focus on the complex and sometimes ethically fraught role brain-injured patients have played in that story.