Harvard Academy Scholars

Brinton Ahlin

Brinton Ahlin

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

Research interests: Former Soviet Union and postsocialism; central Asia; Islam; communism; and materiality and language.

1727 Cambridge Street, E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Rabiat Akande

Rabiat Akande

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. SJD, Harvard Law School.

Research interests: Legal history; Islamic legal thought; comparative constitutional law; constitution design; religion-state relations; British imperialism; slavery; human rights; West Africa; and the Lake Chad basin.

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

Sophia Balakian

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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
Chantal  Berman

Chantal Berman

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Politics, Princeton University.

Research interests: Comparative politics; Middle East politics; social movements and contentious politics; political economy and redistribution; and political violence.

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

Susanna Ferguson

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

Research interests: Concept history; history of women and gender; modern Middle East and North Africa; feminism; politics of reproduction; and representative governance.

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

Julian Gewirtz

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. DPhil, Faculty of History, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Research interests: Modern Chinese history; socialism and market reform; Chinese foreign policy; transnational networks; science and technology; politics of history; and poetry.

1727 Cambridge Street, E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Agustina A. Giraudy

Agustina A. Giraudy

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Associate Professor of Political Science, School of International Service, American University.

Research interests: Subnational democracy; subnational institutions; subnational undemocratic regimes; subnational research in comparative politics; patrimonialism; territorial inequality; and Latin America.

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

Chris Gratien

Academy Scholar, The 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 E104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3264
Zachary  M. Howlett

Zachary M. Howlett

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Yale-NUS College.

Research interests: Political and historical anthropology of China; ideology of meritocracy; high-stakes examinations; mobility; urbanization; and international migration.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E106
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5362
Egor Lazarev

Egor Lazarev

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

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
Eduardo Montero

Eduardo Montero

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.

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
Matthew Shutzer

Matthew Shutzer

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

Research interests: Modern South Asia; energy history; science and technology studies (STS); law and natural resources; development; and global economic history.

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