People

David R. Armitage

David R. Armitage

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2022–2023); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: History of international law and international relations theory; colonialism and political theory; oceanic history; civil war; and treaties.

Robinson Hall 215
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8076
Sophia Balakian

Sophia Balakian

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, School of Integrative Studies, George Mason University.

Research interests: Refugees, migration, and mobility; humanitarianism; national security; kinship; and east Africa, the Horn of Africa, and North America.

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

Melani Cammett

Center Director; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar (on leave 2022–2023).
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research Interests: Comparative politics; politics of development; welfare; religion and ethnicity; conflict; and Middle East politics.

1737 Cambridge Street, K213
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9849
Timothy J. Colton

Timothy J. Colton

Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Regions in a Multipolar World; Faculty Associate.
Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political change in Russia and Eurasia; conflict and security dilemmas in the region; and comparative regionalism, with special emphasis on the subjective component.

1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4345
Melissa Dell

Melissa Dell

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Development economics; and political economy.

Littauer Center M-24
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-7272
Grzegorz Ekiert

Grzegorz Ekiert

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.... Read more about Grzegorz Ekiert
27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8509
p: (617) 998-5420
Susanna Ferguson

Susanna Ferguson

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, Smith College.

Research interests: Histories of women, gender and sexuality; feminist politics; popular sovereignty; histories of science, nature, and the environment; natural history; and modern Middle East and North Africa.

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

Nicholas Harkness

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Modern Korean Economy and Society Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology; Director, Korea Institute, Harvard University.

Research interests: Language, music, and semiotics; urban anthropology; anthropology of religion; and South Korea.

Tozzer Anthropology Building, Rm 307
21 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3807
Kathleen Hoover

Kathleen Hoover

Program Coordinator, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Executive Assistant to the Center Director.
1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-9592
p: (617) 495-7502
Egor Lazarev

Egor Lazarev

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University.

Research interests: State building; the rule of law; gender; nationalism and religion; conflict and political violence; ethnography; and post-Soviet Eurasia.

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

Steven Levitsky

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of Government; Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Latin American politics; parties and party systems; and democracy and democratization.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K204
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 495-9997
Mary D. Lewis

Mary D. Lewis

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Department of History, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Law School.

Research interests: European overseas empires and their aftermaths, eighteenth century to present; modern France; French Empire in the Caribbean, South America, and North Africa; decolonization; sovereignty and legal pluralism; and international migration and citizenship.

27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 998-5428
p: (617) 495-8509
Ping-hsiu Alice Lin

Ping-hsiu Alice Lin

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Research interests: South Asia; Pakistan; political economy; transnational trade; commodity chain; infrastructure; geosciences; and artisanship.

1727 Cambridge Street
Room E105
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3821
Eduardo Montero

Eduardo Montero

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (fall 2022). Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago.

Research interests: Development economics; political economy; history; Latin America; property rights; cultural norms; central Africa; and comparative development.

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

Taylor M. Moore

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Research interests: Histories of science, technology, and medicine; occult studies; critical race and gender studies; political economy; decolonial materialism; and modern Middle East and North Africa.

1727 Cambridge Street
Room E104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3264