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; Chair, Department of South Asian Studies, 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 Associate, Center for History and Economics. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Labor history; and the history of American capitalism after World War II.

1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

YeSeul Byeon

Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics. Master's Candidate in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago.
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: The social transformation of the Lebanese-Ottoman countryside as it joined the global market in the nineteenth century.

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 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
Ian Kumekawa

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

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.
Nikhil Naik

Nikhil Naik

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

Research interests: Computer algorithms; and harnessing online data to answer important questions in the social sciences.

1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138