Harvard Academy Scholars

Yael Berda

Yael Berda

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University.

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 E104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3264
Lina Britto

Lina Britto

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University.

Research interests: Modern Latin America; twentieth-century Colombia; history of drugs and counternarcotics; US-Latin American relations; and Cold War history.

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

Rishad Choudhury

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

Research interests: Social, political, and intellectual history of South Asia; early modern and colonial India; and Indo-Persian, Ottoman, and British imperial histories.

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

Cristina Florea

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

Research interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century modern Europe with a focus on eastern and central Europe; Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian history in the twentieth century; empires and imperial borderlands; nationalism and cosmopolitanism; the interplay between German and Russian power over the long haul; nostalgias; the role of place in cultural production and intellectual life in modern Europe; and migration, displacement, and homelessness.… Read more about Cristina Florea

1727 Cambridge Street, room E104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3264
Chris Gratien

Chris Gratien

Academy Scholar, 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 E108
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3367
Zachary  M. Howlett

Zachary M. Howlett

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

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

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

Malgorzata Kurjanska

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley.

Research interests: Political sociology, in particular, civil society, culture, nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict, social mobilization, and violence; development and globalization; comparative historical sociology; and nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Poland.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E101
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5414
Adam E.  Leeds

Adam E. Leeds

Academy Scholar, 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
Noora A.  Lori

Noora A. Lori

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University.

Research interests: Offshoring citizenship schemes; formal and informal institutions of labor migration; and refugees and statelessness in the Gulf, Indian Ocean, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

1727 Cambridge Street, room E106
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5362
Casey M. Lurtz

Casey M. Lurtz

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

Research interests: History of agricultural economies in Latin America; rural development; coffee in Mexico; and institution building.

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