Center Director; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2019–2020); 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.
Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Department of History, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Law School.
Research interests: European overseas empires and their aftermaths, eighteenth century to present; modern France; French Empire in the Caribbean, South America, and North Africa; decolonization; sovereignty and legal pluralism; and international migration and citizenship.
Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: The social basis for democracy in Japan; comparative political behavior; comparative politics of industrial nations; and democratization and social change in Japan and Asia.
Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
Research interests: Human rights; international law; transnational advocacy networks; Latin American politics; and transnational justice.