Harvard Academy Scholars

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
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
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
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
Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra

Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
Research interests: Development economics; political economy; conflict; taxation; and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1727 Cambridge Street
room E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer

Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City, Mexico.
Research interests: State formation; historical political development; origins of state capacity; politics of inequality; and Latin America.
1727 Cambridge Street
room E104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3264
Rachel Sweet

Rachel Sweet

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University.
Research interests: Politics of armed conflict; conflict resolution; state building; processes of institutional change; fragile states; and Africa.
1727 Cambridge Street
room E104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3264
David Szakonyi

David Szakonyi

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, George Washington
University; Research Fellow, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
Research interests: Business-government relations, corruption, and authoritarianism in the former Soviet Union.
1727 Cambridge Street
room E108
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3367