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Anne Harrington

October 19, Copley Square
Anne Harrington is the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science and faculty dean of Pforzheimer House at Harvard. She specializes in the history of neuroscience, psychiatry, and other mind and behavioral studies. Harrington was a consultant for the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mind-Body Interaction and a founding co-editor of the science journal Biosocieties. Harrington, who received her PhD from Oxford University and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London and the University of Freiburg in Germany, co-directed for six years Harvard’s Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative. She is the author of Reenchanted Science, about holism in German culture; Medicine, Mind, and the Double Brain; and The Cure Within, a history of mind-body medicine. Her latest book, Mind Fixers, hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “superb” and “nuanced,” is about the history of psychiatry and its quest to understand the biological basis of mental illness.