Graduate Student Associates

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Gbemisola Abiola

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of African and African American Studies and Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Critical terrorism studies; anthropologies of political violence; forced migration and displacement studies; women and gender studies; and studies on postconflict reconstruction.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Ahmet Akbiyik

Ahmet Akbiyik

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Program in Political Economy and Government, Harvard Kennedy School.
Research interests: Political economy; migration; social cohesion; and social media.
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Hanna Alshaikh

Hanna Alshaikh

Graduate Student Associate; Weatherhead Center Dissertation Fellow. PhD Candidate, Department of History and Program in Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Middle Eastern history; modern Palestine; diaspora; exile; political movements; social history of ideas; leftist history; political Islam; and transnational politics.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Fernando Bizzarro

Fernando Bizzarro

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political institutions, especially regimes and political parties.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Kaitlyn Chriswell

Executive Committee; Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political violence; criminal organizations; civil wars; Latin America; security policy; and nonstate actors.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Paul T. Clarke

Paul T. Clarke

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Crime and policing; political economy; history of capitalism; urban anthropology; security; Johannesburg; and southern Africa.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Kelsey Hanson Woodruff

Kelsey Hanson Woodruff

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University.

Research interests: Contemporary evangelicalism; women and gender; social media; religion and politics; and transregional and transnational religious networks.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Yookyeong Im

Yookyeong Im

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Anthropology of law; gender and sexuality; language; social movements; human rights; international law; queer feminism; South Korea; and East Asia.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Seokweon Jeon

Seokweon Jeon

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University.

Research interests: Religion and US global-imperial power; Asian/Latinx mobility; critical Asian-American studies; border and citizenship; religion and neoliberalism; religious-racial history of the Cold War; and religion, race, and American nativism.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Orelia Jonathan

Orelia Jonathan

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Research interests: History and citizenship education; education in conflict; teacher quality; refugee studies; sub-Saharan Africa, particularly South Sudan; history of higher education; and qualitative methods.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Andrew Byrne Keefe

Andrew Byrne Keefe

Graduate Student Associate; Weatherhead Center Dissertation Fellow. PhD Candidate, Program in Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Colonial history; criminal justice and criminal law; early modern Ireland; empire; political sociology; and racism.

Oliver  Lazarus

Oliver Lazarus

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of History of Science, Harvard University.

Research interests: Environmental history; history of capitalism; US empire and state formation; anti-imperialism; agricultural history; animal studies and history; labor history; and industrialization and postindustrial environments.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Erez Manela

Erez Manela

Acting Center Director (2022–2023); Director, Graduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: International history; evolution of international society; US foreign relations; modern Middle East; modern East Asia; and international and global health.

Robinson Hall 220
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-6467
Sarah Mohamed

Sarah Mohamed

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Comparative and international politics of the Middle East and North Africa; mass media and public opinion; political psychology; and authoritarianism.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138