Harvard Academy Senior Scholars

David R. Armitage

David R. Armitage

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Interim Chair, Standing Committee on Degrees in Social Studies; 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.
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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, Canada Program Faculty Steering Committee; 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 leadership in post-Communist countries; parties and mass politics in Russia; and the interaction between domestic and international politics in the post-Soviet space.

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

Melissa Dell

Faculty Associate (on leave 2021–2022); 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 (on leave spring 2022); 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
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
George  Paul Meiu

George Paul Meiu

Faculty Associate (on leave 2021–2022); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor of Anthropology and of African and African American Studies, Departments of African and African American Studies and Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Race; ethnicity; sexuality and sexual citizenship; kinship; gender; economic anthropology; historical anthropology; East Africa; and Kenya.

Tozzer Anthropology Building 213
21 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3462
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Nathan Nunn

Faculty Associate (on leave 2021–2022); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Economic development; political economy; economic history; and Africa.

1805 Cambridge Street
Littauer Center M-29
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8570
p: (617) 496-4958
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. Chair; Professor of Anthropology, 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