People

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
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
Bhaswati Bhattacharya

Bhaswati Bhattacharya

Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. PhD, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Georg August University, Göttingen; Honorary Fellow, International Institute of Social Studies, Amsterdam.

Research interests: Networks of maritime commerce/global commodities; and social history in South Asia during early modern times.

(617) 495-0928
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.

Fahad Bishara

Fahad Bishara

Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics. Assistant Professor, Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, College of William and Mary.

Research interests: Indian Ocean history; history of capitalism in the Islamic world; economic history; and legal history.

(617) 496-2750
Colette Bishogo

Colette Bishogo

Kenneth I. Juster Fellow. Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard College.

Research Interests: How Rwanda’s government managed to sustain a rapidly growing economy while maintaining political stability.

Matthew Blackwell

Matthew Blackwell

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political methodology; historical political economy; American politics; and historical persistence of beliefs.

(617) 496-2426