Harrison, a Kansas native, is a three-time University of Kansas alumnus: earning a B.S. in journalism in 2017, a J.D. in 2020, and a Ph.D. in journalism and mass communications in 2022. His dissertation explores the philosophical and historical aspects of speech and content moderation from ancient Greece to the Digital Revolution. While a Ph.D. candidate, he taught undergraduate courses in communications law, media ethics, and principles of gamification and researched the regulation of new media, online hate speech, and freedoms of speech and press. His work has appeared in Jurimetrics, The International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, Journalism Practice, and the N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. He also clerked for the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas, the Seventh and Tenth Judicial Districts of Kansas, and the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Outside of FIRE, Harrison is active in the American Bar Association’s lawyer wellness movement, serving as principal investigator to the Kansas Supreme Court’s Task Force for Lawyer Well-Being. He is conducting an ongoing statewide census to understand the wellness of Kansas attorneys. On the weekends, you can find Harrison on his bicycle, exploring Philadelphia's arts, culture, culinary scene, and nature trails.
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