People

Sven Beckert

Sven Beckert

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Laird Bell Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: United States history; comparative and international political economy; and the global history of cotton in the nineteenth century.

(617) 495-0697
Jason Beckfield

Jason Beckfield

Faculty Associate. Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Impact of European integration on economic inequality and the welfare state; the evolution of the network structure of international organizations; and the social determinants of health inequalities.

(617) 495-3895

Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of African American Religions, Harvard Divinity School.

Research interests: Ethnography of transnational religions; African diaspora religious studies; transnational feminisms; anthropology of media and the internet; postcolonial and critical theory; anthropology of the Caribbean and Latin America; media, film, and cultural studies; and race, gender, and sexuality.

(617) 384-8096
Stefan Beljean

Stefan Beljean

Research Fellow, Canada Program. PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Evaluation and performance measures; and sociology of culture and organizations.

Andrew Bellisari

Andrew Bellisari

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Comparing the logistics of French decolonization and the on-the-ground negotiations that took place between French officials and locals over the fate of objects and material culture as empire came to a close in the postwar period.

Naor Ben-Yehoyada

Naor Ben-Yehoyada

Director, Undergraduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; PhD, Department of Social Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political and historical anthropology; maritime aspect of Israeli-Palestinian history; and post-World War II region formation in the Mediterranean.

(617) 496-3821

Jody Benjamin

Graduate Research Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. PhD Candidate, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: The Atlantic slave trade in West Africa, particularly the Mande-speaking regions of Upper Guinea and Senegambia.

Marc Bentinck

Marc Bentinck

Fellow. Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands.

Research interests: The EU as a global actor; the future of the transatlantic alliance; and declinism.

(617) 495-2114

Anya Bernstein

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Anthropology and of Social Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Russia, Eurasia, and North Asia; religion, transnational processes, indigeneity, body politics, secularism, sovereignty, the anthropology of death, media, materiality, and visual culture.

(617) 496-8355
Theodore C. Bestor

Theodore C. Bestor

Faculty Associate. Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Markets and the cultural construction of economic institutions; global seafood industries and commodity chains; the globalization of food supply; natural resources and regimes of ownership; and Japan, Korea, and North America.

bestor@wjh.harvard.edu
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

Visiting Scholar, Program on Transatlantic Relations. Former Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank.

Research interests: International and European monetary and financial issues.

Eva L. Bitran

Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Migration, regulation, and the emergence of an international society in twentieth-century Morocco; and international history.

Suzanne Blier

Faculty Associate. Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts, Department of History of Art and Architecture; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Politics, urban planning, economics, art, and technology in the Yoruba area of early southwestern …

(617) 495-2377
David Bloom

David Bloom

Faculty Associate. Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography; Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health.

Research interests: Labor economics, health, demography, and the environment; linkages between health status and economic growth; the effects of population change on economic development; and the determinants of wages.

(617) 432-4056