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Maria  Angélica Bautista

Maria Angélica Bautista

Postdoctoral Fellow. PhD in Political Science, Brown University.

Research interests: Comparative politics and political economy, focusing on the consequences of state-led repression in the Chilean dictatorship and on state formation under paramilitary groups in Colombia.

(617) 495-2663
Jason Beckfield

Jason Beckfield

Executive Committee; 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

Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús

Faculty Associate. Associate 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

Graduate Student Associate; 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: The history of French colonialism in North Africa and the Middle East; and the cultural, social, and political …

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) 495-3367
Silvia Benedito

Silvia Benedito

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Research interests: The role of atmosphere, weather, and sensation in the design disciplines of landscape architecture and urbanism.

(617) 495-0949
Yael Berda

Yael Berda

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Sociology, Princeton University.

Research interests: Institutional legacies and bureaucratic practices; political membership; regime change; law and colonialism; emergency laws and practices of security and surveillance and their effects on global mobility regimes and democratic participation; and Israel, India, and Cyprus.

(617) 495-3367
Lisa Berkman

Lisa Berkman

Faculty Associate. Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and of Epidemiology; Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard School of Public Health.

Research interests: Examining the role of social conditions and social and economic policies in shaping patterns of population health and aging.

(617) 495-8498
Claudia Bernardi

Claudia Bernardi

Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. PhD in Euro-American Studies, Department of Language, Literature and Culture, University of Roma Tre.

Research interests: Governance of migration; fronteras and border theories; global regimes of labor mobility; and autonomous practices of social movements.

(617) 496-5496
Anya Bernstein

Anya Bernstein

Faculty Associate (on leave 2014–2015). 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 (on leave 2014–2015). Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Food culture and globalization; cultural heritage preservation as an aspect of cultural diplomacy; 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, East Asia, North America, and Europe.

(617) 495-3220
Theresa S. Betancourt

Theresa S. Betancourt

Faculty Associate. Associate Professor of Child Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health.

Research interests: Developmental/psychosocial consequences of adversity on children/families; resilience; humanitarian and refugee studies; and cross-cultural mental health research.

(617) 432-5003
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.