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.
Project Director, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University; Lecturer, Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School.
Research interests: Comparative politics and international relations of the Middle East and North Africa; hybrid regimes; Iranian state and society; Islam and politics; political economy; civil society; and democratization.