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Kirsty Walker

Kirsty Walker

Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics, Center for History and Economics. PhD in History, University of Cambridge.

Research interests: The processes of cross-cultural interaction and ideas of hybridity in colonial and postcolonial Asia.

Lydia Walker

Lydia Walker

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: International and diplomatic history; insurgency and intervention; international institutions, Cold War US foreign policy; modern South Asia; and modern southern Africa.

Samuel Wallace-Perdomo

Samuel Wallace-Perdomo

Undergraduate Associate; Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Fellow. Department of Government, Harvard College.

Research interests: Comparative research on the Dominican and Costa Rican electoral management bodies.

Michael Walton

Michael Walton

Faculty Associate. Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: India; rural education; inequality; the political economy of cities; corporate behavior; and the politics of state-society and state-business interactions.

(202) 251-8702
Thierry Warin

Thierry Warin

Visiting Scholar. Associate Professor, Department of International Business, HEC Montréal; Vice President, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO).

Research interests: International finance and new global financial regulations.

Mary C. Waters

Mary C. Waters

Faculty Associate. M. E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Immigration; inter-group relations; the formation of racial and ethnic identity among the children of immigrants; and challenges of measuring race and ethnicity.

(617) 495-3947
James L. Watson

James L. Watson

Faculty Associate (emeritus). John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Professor of Chinese Society; Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: China and Hong Kong; globalism; diasporas; migration; food systems; and post-Socialist and late-Communist cultures.

(617) 495-1415
Benjamin Weber

Benjamin Weber

Graduate Student Affiliate; Graduate Student Dissertation Writing Fellow. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Convict labor at territorial and overseas US prisons at the turn of the twentieth century.

Jonathan Weigel

Jonathan Weigel

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate in Political Economy and Government, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: The economic and political legacies of precolonial and colonial states in Central Africa.

Kirsten Weld

Kirsten Weld

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

Research interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American history; US-Latin American relations; social movements; and the politics of memory, archival access, and history writing.

(617) 495-4360

Kirsten Wesselhoeft

Graduate Student Affiliate; Graduate Student Dissertation Writing Fellow. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: The ways in which Muslims teach and learn Islam in urban France.

Martin K. Whyte

Martin K. Whyte

Faculty Associate (emeritus). John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and of Sociology, Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Contemporary social life in China; the post-Socialist transition; comparative family systems; and the sociology of development.

(617) 495-9853