People

Sunil Amrith

Sunil Amrith

Director, Center for History and Economics; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar.
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Department of South Asian Studies; Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Transregional movement of people, ideas, and institutions; history of public health and poverty; the history of migration; environmental history; and South and Southeast Asia.

1 Bow Street, 3rd floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-5697
Yael Berda

Yael Berda

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University.

Research interests: Bureaucracy, race, and law in colonial and postcolonial contexts, in particular, institutional legacies of partition and regime change in the former British Empire.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3264
Lina Britto

Lina Britto

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University.

Research interests: Modern Latin America; twentieth-century Colombia; history of drugs and counternarcotics; US-Latin American relations; and Cold War history.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E105
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3821
Melani Cammett

Melani Cammett

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research Interests: Comparative politics; political economy of development; religion and ethnicity; governance and welfare by public, private, and non-state actors; and Middle East politics.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9849
Steven Caton

Steven Caton

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Linguistics; cultural studies; gender; Yemeni poetics and politics; US men's movement; and water sustainability.

William James Hall 320
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8355
p: (617) 495-1886
Rishad Choudhury

Rishad Choudhury

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of History, Cornell University.

Research interests: Social, political, and intellectual history of South Asia; early modern and colonial India; and Indo-Persian, Ottoman, and British imperial histories.

1727 Cambridge Street
room E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Timothy J. Colton

Timothy J. Colton

Faculty Associate (on leave 2016–2017); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political leadership in post-Communist countries; parties and mass politics in Russia; and the interaction between domestic and international politics in the post-Soviet space.

1737 Cambridge Street
Room K156
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-9592
p: (617) 495-4345
Jorge I. Domínguez

Jorge I. Domínguez

Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: International and domestic politics in Latin America.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K216
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 495-5982
Grzegorz Ekiert

Grzegorz Ekiert

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Department of Government; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Civil society development in new democracies in Central Europe and East Asia; and patterns of transformations in the post-Communist world.

27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8509
p: (617) 495-4303 x213
Cristina Florea

Cristina Florea

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of History, Princeton University.

Research interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century modern Europe with a focus on eastern and central Europe; Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian history in the twentieth century; empires and imperial borderlands; nationalism and cosmopolitanism; the interplay between German and Russian power over the long haul; nostalgias; the role of place in cultural production and intellectual life in modern Europe; and migration, displacement, and homelessness.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3264
Chris Gratien

Chris Gratien

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Virginia.

Research interests: Social and environmental history of the Ottoman Empire and the modern Middle East; and ecology and migration in the Cilicia region of southern Anatolia.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E108
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3367
Kathleen Hoover

Kathleen Hoover

Program Coordinator, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Executive Assistant to Professor Michèle Lamont.
1727 Cambridge Street
Mailbox #53
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-9592
p: (617) 495-7502
Zachary  M. Howlett

Zachary M. Howlett

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University.

Research interests: Political and historical anthropology of China; ideology of meritocracy; high-stakes examinations; mobility; urbanization; and international migration.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Malgorzata Kurjanska

Malgorzata Kurjanska

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley.

Research interests: Political sociology, in particular, civil society, culture, nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict, social mobilization, and violence; development and globalization; comparative historical sociology; and nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Poland.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E101
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5414