Senior Advisers and Executive Committee

Sunil Amrith

Sunil Amrith

Director, Center for History and Economics; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar.
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Department of South Asian Studies; Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Transregional movement of people, ideas, and institutions; history of public health and poverty; the history of migration; environmental history; and South and Southeast Asia.

1 Bow Street, 3rd floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-5697
Jason Beckfield

Jason Beckfield

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave fall 2016). 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.

WJH 550
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3895
Lisa Berkman

Lisa Berkman

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and of Epidemiology; Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard T.H. Chan 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.

9 Bow St
Cambridge MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8498
Bart Bonikowski

Bart Bonikowski

Director, Undergraduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Associate 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.

William James Hall 636
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-5794
p: (617) 496-5029
Melani Cammett

Melani Cammett

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research Interests: Comparative politics; political economy of development; religion and ethnicity; governance and welfare by public, private, and non-state actors; and Middle East politics.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9849
John Comaroff

John Comaroff

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, Departments of African and African American Studies and Anthropology; Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies,
Harvard University.

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

Barker Center
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-2658
Diane E. Davis

Diane E. Davis

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism; Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Research interests: Conflict cities; the politics of insecurity; Latin America; cities of the Global South; and relationships between urban violence, informality, policing, and the rule of law.

48 Quincy Street
Gund Hall #319
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-0728
Jorge I. Domínguez

Jorge I. Domínguez

Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: International and domestic politics in Latin America.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K216
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 495-5982
Grzegorz Ekiert

Grzegorz Ekiert

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Department of Government; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Civil society development in new democracies in Central Europe and East Asia; and patterns of transformations in the post-Communist world.

27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8509
p: (617) 495-4303 x213
Caroline Elkins

Caroline Elkins

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Center for African Studies; Professor of History, Department of History; Professor of African and African American Studies,
Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Late colonial Kenya and the Mau Mau emergency; postconflict resolution; violence and memory; Christianity; and empire.

1730 Cambridge Street
Room 432
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2568
Theodore J. Gilman

Theodore J. Gilman

Executive Director; Executive Committee.

Research interests: Comparative and international politics of Japan and East Asia; urban politics and revitalization; disaster preparedness and recovery.

1737 Cambridge Street
Room K233
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2125
Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: The discourse and political economy of Japan’s “lost decades” of the 1990s and 2000s.

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S236
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8083
p: (617) 495-3220
Peter A. Hall

Peter A. Hall

Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: US-Europe relations; the European community; comparative political economy; and comparative public-policy making.

27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8509
p: (617) 495-4303 x229