People

Francis X. Clooney, S. J.

Faculty Associate. Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology; Director, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School.

Research interests: Hinduism and Christianity as classical religious traditions negotiating modernity and globalization; hermeneutics of interreligious and intercultural exchange; missionary encounters; and classical Hinduism (Sanskrit, Tamil traditions).

(617) 384-9396
Dara Kay Cohen

Dara Kay Cohen

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: International relations; international security; civil war; political violence; violence during conflict; gender and conflict; West Africa; Timor-Leste; and El Salvador.

(617) 495-1515
Shawn Cole

Shawn Cole

Faculty Associate. Associate Professor of Business Administration, Finance Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: Corporate and consumer finance in emerging markets; political economy and finance; microfinance; and economic development.

(617) 495-6525
Timothy J. Colton

Timothy J. Colton

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies; Chair, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political leadership in post-Communist countries; parties and mass politics in Russia; and the interaction between domestic and international politics in the post-Soviet space.

(617) 495-4345

Jean Comaroff

Faculty Associate. Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: The making and unmaking of colonial society; the nature of the postcolony; the late modern world viewed from the Global South; and southern Africa.

(617) 496-2519

John Comaroff

Faculty Associate. Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Crime, policing, and the state; democracy and difference; and postcolonial politics and law in South Africa.

(617) 496-2658

Diego A. Comin

Faculty Associate (on leave 2013–2014). Associate Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government and the International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: The causes and consequences of technology diffusion for growth and business cycle fluctuations.

(617) 495-5011
Andrew Scott Conning

Andrew Scott Conning

Graduate Student Associate. EdD Candidate, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.

Research interests: How people learn to think in more complex ways about intergroup issues.

Richard N. Cooper

Richard N. Cooper

Faculty Associate. Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Management of the international economic system; global energy use, policies, and environmental issues; US-European and US-Japanese economics; and China and the world economy.

(617) 495-5076

Elizabeth Cross

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

Research interests: The history of the French Revolution and eighteenth-century intellectual and economic history.

Alejandro de la Fuente

Alejandro de la Fuente

Faculty Associate. Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin-American History and Economics, Department of History; Professor of African and African American Studies, Derpartment of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Comparative slavery and race relations in the Americas; the evolution of slave regimes in a comparative perspective; and the intersections between race, nation, and citizenship in Latin America.

(617) 496-0681

Melissa Dell

Affiliate. Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows; Associate, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Development economics; and political economy.

Mihir A. Desai

Faculty Associate.
Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, Finance, and Entrepreneurial Management Units, Harvard Business School; Senior Associate Dean for Planning and University Affairs, Harvard Business School; Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.

Research interests: International corporate finance; international public finance; and multinational firms.

(617) 495-6693