Harrison’s academic research concerns urban history and the modern history of the Mediterranean. He is a member of the Modern Greek Studies Association, the Society for American City and Regional Planning Historians, the Associazone Italiana di Storia Urbana, and the Delos Network, a group that focuses on the study of the work of global architect and planner Constantinos Doxiadis (1913-1975) and his design philosophy of ekistics, the science of human settlements. He is an associate book review editor for the Journal of Ecohumanism and a peer reviewer for Architecture and Culture and Ekistics and the New Habitat.
Harrison’s Fulbright research for his grant to Cyprus in 2021-2022 revolves around studying issues regarding Cypriot cities in the last twenty years; in particular the Nicosia Master Plan, the skyscraper boom in Limassol, and the Varosha issue in Famagusta.
Constantinos Doxiadis and ekistics
“Planning for Ecumenopolis: Constantinos A. Doxiadis’ Quest to Design Postwar Athens, the United States, and the World,” Undergraduate thesis prepared for Department of History, May 2017. [Link].
Recipient of A+ grade and four departmental awards: The Frederick Barnard White Prize in Architecture (Princeton University Department of Art & Archaeology), The Walter Phelps Hall Prize in European History (Princeton University Department of History), the Urban Studies Thesis Prize (Princeton University Program in Urban Studies), & the Hellenic Studies Senior Thesis Prize (Princeton University Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies).
See references to Harrison’s many Doxiadis and ekistics-related presentations on the “happenings” page.
Harrison has conducted research for the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies and the Princeton University Department of Geosciences about each department’s fascinating and complicated histories and their predecessors at the educational institution.
“Princeton & the Hellenic Word,” narrative history project in profiles prepared for Princeton University Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies. Publication forthcoming.
“Mineralogy at Princeton: A Narrative History,” 2019 report prepared for Princeton University Department of Geosciences.