Senior Advisers and Executive Committee

Sunil Amrith

Sunil Amrith

Director, Center for History and Economics; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar.
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies; Chair, Department of South Asian Studies, 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; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality. Chair; 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
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Melani Cammett

Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; 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 non-state actors; and Middle East politics.

1737 Cambridge Street, K213
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9849
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Paul Y. Chang

Interim Director, Undergraduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; 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
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
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Christina L. Davis

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: Politics of international trade; foreign policy of East Asia and Japan; and geopolitics and international organizations.
1737 Cambridge Street
Knafel Building 216
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4446
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
Alejandro de la Fuente

Alejandro de la Fuente

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies. Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin-American History and Economics, Department of History;
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Comparative slavery and race relations in the Americas; the evolution of slave regimes in a comparative perspective; and the intersections between race, nation, and citizenship in Latin America.

12 Quincy Street
Barker Center
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-0681
Rafael Di Tella

Rafael Di Tella

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government and the International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: Corruption; crime; happiness; political economy; welfare state; and oil and energy.

Morgan Hall 283
15 Harvard Way
Boston, MA 02163
p: (617) 495-5048
Caroline Elkins

Caroline Elkins

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. 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; and disaster preparedness and recovery.
1737 Cambridge Street
Room K233
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2125
Peter A. Hall

Peter A. Hall

Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2018–2019). 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) 998-5423
p: (617) 998-5423
Alastair Iain Johnston

Alastair Iain Johnston

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security. The Governor James Albert Noe and Linda Noe Laine Professor of China in World Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Identity; socialization; China's international relations; and East Asian security.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K238
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3965
Kane

Ousmane Kane

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society, Harvard Divinity School;
Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.

Research interests: The study of Islam and Muslim societies in Africa; religion and transnational migration; and Islamic intellectual history.

Andover Hall
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Michèle Lamont

Center Director; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.
Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Departments of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests:  Culture and inequality; racism and stigma; academia and knowledge; social change and successful societies; and qualitative methods.

1737 Cambridge Street
Room K218A
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 495-5689