Center for History and Economics

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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Aaron Bekemeyer

Graduate Research Fellow, Canada Program; Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Twentieth-century US history; politics; policing and prisons; the state and state building; labor; and urban history.

1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Ye Seul Byeon

Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics. Master's Candidate in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago.

Research interests: Cold War connections in Asia and Latin America and historiographic research methods.

1730 Cambridge Street 
Cambridge, MA 02138 
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Joan Chaker

Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.
Research interests: Ottoman history; global history of capitalism; and legal history of money.
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Hardeep Dhillon

Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: History of migration, gender, labor, anticolonial politics, and race in colonial India at the turn of the twentieth century.

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Max Ehrenfreund

Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics. PhD Candidate, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University.

Research interests: History of economic thought; history of capitalism; statistical models and correlations; and history and philosophy of the social sciences.

1730 Cambridge Street 
Cambridge, MA 02138 
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Maria G. Gatti

Graduate Student Affiliate; Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics. PhD Candidate, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.
Research interests: Inter-American relations; Brazil; Cold War; Organization of American States (OAS); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); transnational publishing; national identities; censorship; and the surveillance of culture.
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Sonja Grassmugg

Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Nineteenth-century British history; and colonial, legal, cultural, and social history.

1730 Cambridge Street 
Cambridge, MA 02138 
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Max Harris

Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics. PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Harvard University.
Research interests: History of international monetary policy, focusing on exchange management in the 1930s.
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Diana Kim

Diana Kim

Visiting Fellow, Center for History and Economics. Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

Research interests: Comparative politics; vice and criminal law; nineteenth- and twentieth-century empire; and Southeast and East Asia.

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S412
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5296
Gabriel Kreindler

Gabriel Kreindler

Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics, Center for History and Economics. PhD, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research interests: Urban transportation in developing countries.

1730 Cambridge Street 
Cambridge, MA 02138 
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Ian Kumekawa

Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: History of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century economic thinking in Britain, the United States, and western Europe.

1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, Ma 02138
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Yi Lu

Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.
Research interests: China in the world; history of the book and archives; and Cold War history.