People

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
Lawrence D. Bobo

Lawrence D. Bobo

Faculty Associate. W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of Sociology and Department of African and African American Studies;
Chair, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Race; ethnicity; politics; and social inequality.

(617) 496-7778
Shane Bobrycki

Shane Bobrycki

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

Research interests: The figure and the reality of the crowd in the early Middle Ages.

Peter K. Bol

Peter K. Bol

Faculty Associate. Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations; Director, Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University; Harvard College Professor.

Research interests: Intellectual, social, and cultural change in China since the seventh century.

(617) 495-8361
Bart Bonikowski

Bart Bonikowski

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

Research interests: Nationalism; populism; political discourse; symbolic aspects of political institutions; and computational and relational methods in cultural and political sociology.

(617) 496-5029
Sugata Bose

Sugata Bose

Faculty Associate (on leave 2014–2015). Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: History of modern South Asia and the Indian Ocean rim.

(617) 384-7683
Nikolas Bowie

Nikolas Bowie

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

Research interests: The historical relationship between US corporations and states from the seventeenth century to the present.

Nicholas Bradley

Nicholas Bradley

William Lyon Mackenzie King Research Fellow, Canada Program. Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Victoria.

Research interests: Canadian literature; American literature; contemporary poetry; and literatures of the Pacific Coast of North America.

(617) 495-8562
Neil Brenner

Neil Brenner

Faculty Associate. Professor of Urban Theory, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Research interests: Critical urban theory; global and comparative urban, metropolitan, suburban, and regional development; socio-spatial theory and state theory; comparative historical geopolitical economy; generalized urbanization; and neoliberalization.

(617) 496-2798
Mary C. Brinton

Mary C. Brinton

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

Research interests: Gender stratification; labor market organization; education; economic sociology; and Japanese society.

(617) 384-9668
John Briscoe

John Briscoe

Faculty Associate.
Professor of the Practice of Environmental Health, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health; Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University.

Research interests: Multidisciplinary research on water security in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, the United States, India, and Pakistan.

(617) 496-0944
Vincent Brown

Vincent Brown

Faculty Associate. Charles Warren Professor of American History, Department of History; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Sources, circuits, and aftereffects of the African slave revolt in the Atlantic world.

Tomiko  Brown-Nagin

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Faculty Associate. Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; Professor of History and Co-Director, Program in Law and History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research Interests: Constitutional law; constitutional and social history; civil rights movements in the Atlantic world; immigration and social mobility; comparative education law and policy. 

(617) 384-5982
Ömür Budak

Ömür Budak

Fellow, WCFIA Fellows Program. Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey; Consul General of Turkey in Boston.

Research interests: The impact of Soviet demands on Turkish foreign policy in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.

(617) 495-2114