Harvard Academy Scholars

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: Borders, migration, and refugees; kinship and gender; humanitarianism and securitization; and East Africa, the Horn of Africa, and North America.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E108
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3367
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 E101
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5414
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 E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
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 E106
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5362
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. Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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 E101
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5414
Fernanda Rojas-Ampuero

Fernanda Rojas-Ampuero

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles.

Research interests: Labor economics; development economics; economic history; urban economics; and Latin America.

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

Matthew Shutzer

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor of Global and International Studies, Bard College

Research interests: Environmental history; the history of capitalism; science and technology studies; fossil fuels and climate change; development and decolonization; South Asia; and global and international history.

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

Nishita Trisal

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

Research interests: Banking; finance; sovereignty; materiality; Kashmir; and South Asia.

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

Ruslan Yusupov

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

Research interests: Secularism; ethnic politics; ethics; volunterism; kinship; trauma, violence and memory; and China and Islam.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Yang-Yang Zhou

Yang-Yang Zhou

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia; CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, CIFAR.

Research interests: Migration; refugees; conflict; political economy of development; nationalism; identity politics; and the Global South.

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