People

Sunil Amrith

Sunil Amrith

Director, Center for History and Economics; Faculty Associate (on leave 2017–2018); 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, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University, Israel.

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 E106
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5362
Melani Cammett

Melani Cammett

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2017–2018); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, 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
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p: (617) 495-1886
Xenia A.  Cherkaev

Xenia A. Cherkaev

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

Research interests: Anthropology of centrally planned economies, totalitarian ideology, and ethics; history of post-Soviet economic reform; and Russia, Leningrad.

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

Timothy J. Colton

Interim Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Chair, Canada Program Faculty Steering Committee; 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... Read more about Timothy J. Colton
1737 Cambridge Street
Room K156
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-9592
p: (617) 495-4345
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.

27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 998-5420
p: (617) 998-5420
Arunabh Ghosh

Arunabh Ghosh

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Harvard University.
Research interests: Modern Chinese history; socioeconomic history; history of science; statistics; dams; and China-India history.
1727 Cambridge Street
room E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Sheena Chestnut Greitens

Sheena Chestnut Greitens

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Missouri; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution.

Research interests: Politics of democracy and dictatorship; authoritarianism; security studies; and East Asia.

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

Natalia Gutkowski

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Porter School of Environmental Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Research interests: Environmental anthropology; political anthropology; critical agrarian studies; temporality; science, technology, and society; human-nonhuman anthropology; and Israel-Palestine and Jordan.
1727 Cambridge Street
room E101
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5414
Kathleen Hoover

Kathleen Hoover

Program Coordinator, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Executive Assistant to Professor Michèle Lamont.
1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-9592
p: (617) 495-7502
Adam E.  Leeds

Adam E. Leeds

Academy Scholar, The 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
Nathan Nunn

Nathan Nunn

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: International trade; economic development; and economic history.

1805 Cambridge Street
Littauer Center M-29
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8570
p: (617) 496-4958