Deborah Harkness teaches European history and the history of science to undergraduates and graduate students at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Prior to that, she taught medical history at the Northwestern University Medical School, the history of science and medicine at the University of California at Davis, paleography at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford, and early modern European history at Colgate University. Deborah Harkness' scholarly work can be found in "John Dee’s Conversations with Angels: Cabala, Alchemy, and the End of Nature" and "The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution."
She has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the National Humanities Center. She also received accolades for her historical work from the History of Science Society, the North American Conference on British Studies, and the Longman’s/History Today Prize Committee.
She is also famous for her All Souls trilogoy. Her new book is "Time's Convert: A Novel."