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David R. Armitage

David R. Armitage

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Interim Chair, Standing Committee on Degrees in Social Studies; 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
Melani Cammett

Melani Cammett

Center Director; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar.
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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
Christopher L. Carter

Christopher L. Carter

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.
PhD, Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.

Research interests: Comparative politics; political economy of development; indigenous politics; Latin American politics; and methods for causal inference.

1727 Cambridge Street
Room E101
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5414
Timothy J. Colton

Timothy J. Colton

Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Chair, Canada Program Faculty Steering Committee; 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 leadership in post-Communist countries; parties and mass politics in Russia; and the interaction between domestic and international politics in the post-Soviet space.

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

Melissa Dell

Faculty Associate (on leave 2021–2022); 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
Jessica Dickson

Jessica Dickson

Academy Fellow, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Global Hollywood in South Africa; anthropology of cinema and film industries; new visual technologies; virtual production; and postcolonial science fiction.

1727 Cambridge Street
Room E108
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3367
Yuting Dong

Yuting Dong

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.

Research interests: Modern Japan and China; colonial history; infrastructure; material history; and history of expertise and labor.

1727 Cambridge Street
Room E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Grzegorz Ekiert

Grzegorz Ekiert

Faculty Associate (on leave spring 2022); 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
Aaron Glasserman

Aaron Glasserman

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

Research interests: Ethnic politics in China; religion-state relations; legal history; and Shari'a and Islamic legal thought.

1727 Cambridge Street
Room E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Tanushree Goyal

Tanushree Goyal

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.
PhD, Department of Politics and International Relations, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Research interests: Comparative politics; gender; political economy of development; and South Asia.

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

Kathleen Hoover

Program Coordinator, 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
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
George  Paul Meiu

George Paul Meiu

Faculty Associate (on leave 2021–2022); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor of Anthropology and of African and African American Studies, Departments of African and African American Studies and Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Race; ethnicity; sexuality and sexual citizenship; kinship; gender; economic anthropology; historical anthropology; East Africa; and Kenya.

Tozzer Anthropology Building 213
21 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3462