Steering Committee

Sven Beckert

Sven Beckert

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Laird Bell Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: United States history; comparative and international political economy; and the global history of cotton in the nineteenth century.

(617) 495-0697
Michèle Lamont

Michèle Lamont

Acting Center Director (Spring 2014); Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate.
Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Culture, inequality, and boundaries; racism, race, and immigration; definitions of excellence in higher education; comparative sociology; and contemporary sociological theory.

(617) 496-0645
Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of Government, Department of Government; Harvard College Professor, Harvard University.

Research interests: Latin American politics; parties and party systems; and democracy and democratization.

(617) 495-9997
James Robinson

James Robinson

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

Research interests: Comparative development focusing on the long run, with a particular interest in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.

(617) 496-2839