Harrison Adams

International Faculty, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Harrison Adams is a postdoctoral fellow in the Tsinghua-Michigan Society of Fellows at the Institute of World Literatures and Cultures. His research covers the history of photography and modern and contemporary art, with an added emphasis in gender and sexuality studies. He is currently finishing a book manuscript that centers on how four photographers, Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Hujar, Nan Goldin and Sally Mann, used their personal lives to explore larger questions of shame, selfhood and subjectivity during the ongoing Sexual Revolution. He received his Ph.D. in the history of art from Yale University in 2018.