Harvard Academy Senior Scholars

David R. Armitage

David R. Armitage

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2022–2023); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: History of international law and international relations theory; colonialism and political theory; oceanic history; civil war; and treaties.

Robinson Hall 215
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8076
Melani Cammett

Melani Cammett

Center Director; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar (on leave 2022–2023).
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research Interests: Comparative politics; politics of development; welfare; religion and ethnicity; conflict; and Middle East politics.

1737 Cambridge Street, K213
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9849
Timothy J. Colton

Timothy J. Colton

Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Regions in a Multipolar World; Faculty Associate.
Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political change in Russia and Eurasia; conflict and security dilemmas in the region; and comparative regionalism, with special emphasis on the subjective component.

1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4345
Melissa Dell

Melissa Dell

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Development economics; and political economy.

Littauer Center M-24
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-7272
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.... Read more about Grzegorz Ekiert
27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8509
p: (617) 998-5420
Nicholas Harkness

Nicholas Harkness

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Modern Korean Economy and Society Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology; Director, Korea Institute, Harvard University.

Research interests: Language, music, and semiotics; urban anthropology; anthropology of religion; and South Korea.

Tozzer Anthropology Building, Rm 308
21 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3807
Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of Government; Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Latin American politics; parties and party systems; and democracy and democratization.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K204
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 495-9997
Mary D. Lewis

Mary D. Lewis

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Department of History, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Law School.

Research interests: European overseas empires and their aftermaths, eighteenth century to present; modern France; French Empire in the Caribbean, South America, and North Africa; decolonization; sovereignty and legal pluralism; and international migration and citizenship.

27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 998-5428
p: (617) 495-8509
Elizabeth J. Perry

Elizabeth J. Perry

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Department of Government; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University.
Research interests: Contentious politics; the history of the Chinese revolution and its contemporary legacy; and the politics of higher education and cultural governance in China.
1727 Cambridge Street, E306
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-4536
Ajantha Subramanian

Ajantha Subramanian

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar (on leave fall 2022). Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
Research interests: Political economy; colonialism and postcoloniality; political ecology; space; citizenship; meritocracy; South Asia; and South Asian diaspora.
Tozzer Anthropology Building 210
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8041
p: (617) 496-9647
Jocelyn Viterna

Jocelyn Viterna

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
Research interests: Social movements; civil society; development; democratization; transnationalism; gender; sexuality; and political violence.
33 Kirkland Street
William James Hall 480
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-5794
p: (617) 495-7569
Yuhua Wang

Yuhua Wang

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: Corruption and the rule of law; authoritarian politics; state building and state capacity; and Chinese politics.
1737 Cambridge Street
room K214
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-2750
Malika Zeghal

Malika Zeghal

Faculty Associate. Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.
Research interests: Islam and politics in the modern Middle East; Islamist movements and the institutionalization of Islam in the Muslim world; and Muslim diasporas in North America and western Europe.
12 Quincy Street
Barker Center 411
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-5798
p: (617) 384-8432