Harvard Academy Scholars

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
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
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
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
Adam E.  Leeds

Adam E. Leeds

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University.

Research interests: Soviet socialism and postsocialism; history of economic thought; science studies; the state, modernity, and utopianism; and liberalisms.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E108
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3367
Noora A.  Lori

Noora A. Lori

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University.

Research interests: Offshoring citizenship schemes; formal and informal institutions of labor migration; and refugees and statelessness in the Gulf, Indian Ocean, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

1727 Cambridge Street, room E106
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5362
Casey M. Lurtz

Casey M. Lurtz

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

Research interests: History of agricultural economies in Latin America; rural development; coffee in Mexico; and institution building.

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