Steering Committee

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
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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
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
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
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Michèle Lamont

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.

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