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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 Associate; Graduate Research Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. 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.

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

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

Faculty Associate. 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. 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 Affiliate. 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 (on leave 2014–2015). 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
Martin K. Whyte

Martin K. Whyte

Faculty Associate (on leave spring 2015). John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies, Professor of Sociology, 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
Elizabeth M. Wolkovich

Elizabeth M. Wolkovich

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Predicting plant responses to climate change, with a focus on how both wild and crop species will shift across Europe and North America in the future.

(617) 496-3890
Chenzi Xu

Chenzi Xu

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

Research interests: Financial history as it relates to financial crises and the development of the banking sector.