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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
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
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
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
Kaori Urayama

Kaori Urayama

Executive Officer, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.
Research interests: Comparative politics and international relations of Northeast Asia; US-Japan-China relations; and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in higher education.
1727 Cambridge Street, room E111
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4253
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
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
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
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