Administration

Julia P. Adams

Advisory Committee. Professor, Sociology and International & Area Studies; Head of College, Grace Hopper College, Yale University.
Sunil Amrith

Sunil Amrith

Director, Center for History and Economics; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate.
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, 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
Jessica Barnard

Jessica Barnard

Administrator, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH) and Weatherhead Research Cluster on Challenges to Democracy.
1727 Cambridge Street
Room E211
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8923

Craig Calhoun

Chair, Advisory Committee. University Professor of Social Sciences, Arizona State University
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Melani Cammett

Acting Center Director (2019–2020); Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Chair, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate.
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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

1737 Cambridge Street, K213
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9849
Steven Caton

Steven Caton

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Linguistics; cultural studies; gender; Yemeni poetics and politics; US men's movement; and water sustainability.

Tozzer Anthropology Building 318
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8355
p: (617) 495-1886
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Paul Y. Chang

Faculty Associate. Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Social and political change in South Korea; social movements and state repression; and demographic change and family structure.

William James Hall 602
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8769

Victor Chu

Advisory Committee. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, First Eastern Investment Group
John Comaroff

John Comaroff

Senior Adviser, 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