CONTRIBUTOR:

Max Harris

AFFILIATION:

TITLE:

Executive Director Emeritus

DEPARTMENT:

Wisconsin Humanities Council

INSTITUTION:

University of Wisconsin—Madison

BIOGRAPHY:

Max Harris received his B.A. from Cambridge University, his M.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He is Executive Director Emeritus of the Wisconsin Humanities Council, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has also taught at Yale University and the University of Virginia. He is the author of five books, including Aztecs, Moors, and Christians: Festivals of Reconquest in Mexico and Spain ((University of Texas Press, 2003), Carnival and Other Christian Festivals: Folk Theology and Folk Performance (University of Texas Press, 2003), and Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools (Cornell University Press, 2011).