Max Harris



Executive Director Emeritus


Wisconsin Humanities Council


University of Wisconsin—Madison


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).