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.… Read more about Yael Berda

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.… Read more about Steven Caton

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.… Read more about Timothy J. Colton

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.… Read more about Cristina Florea

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