Graham Harman is an Associate Provost for Research Administration and a Philosophy Professor at Cairo's American University. He was born in 1968 in Iowa City, Iowa, to hippie parents who met at a Rolling Stones concert in Chicago and had three boys. He earned his bachelor's degree from St. John's University's classical liberal arts department. Annapolis, MD: St. John's College, 1990. His Master's Degree was centered on Levinas and completed at Penn State in 1991 under the supervision of renowned philosopher Alphonso Lingis.
He finished his Ph.D. With a dissertation that became his first book, he graduated from DePaul University in Chicago in 1999. From 1996 to 1998, he worked as a Chicago sportswriter while completing his PhD studies. He started working at the American University of Cairo's Department of Philosophy in September 2000.
Egypt has become his home base, allowing him to travel to over 60 countries and write ten novels in less than a decade. He adores animals and became a vegetarian at the age of seven for ethical reasons.