People

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
Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky

Faculty Associate (on leave 2019–2020); Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Challenges to Democracy; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar.
David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of Government, 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

Executive Committee; 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
Ian Miller

Ian Miller

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Modern Japan and East Asia, especially environmental history and the history of energy; cultural history and urban history; comparative imperialism; and natural disasters. 

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S421
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-7494
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
Nathan Nunn

Nathan Nunn

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; 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
Susan J. Pharr

Susan J. Pharr

Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: The social basis for democracy in Japan; comparative political behavior; comparative politics of industrial nations; and democratization and social change in Japan and Asia.
1730 Cambridge Street, S238
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9992
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
Ajantha Subramanian

Ajantha Subramanian

Faculty Associate (on leave 2019–2020); 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
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