Graduate Students

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Pablo Balan

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

Research interests: Political economy of development; state capacity; social norms; kinship systems; Africa; and Latin America.

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Angie M. Bautista-Chavez

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

Research interests: Domestic and international politics of immigration regulation and control.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K219
Cambridge, MA 02138
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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
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Jeremy Bowles

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

Research interests: Political economy of development; African politics; state building; development economics; technology and development; and applied statistics.

Adam Breuer

Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: Social and economic networks; machine learning; causal inference; and resource allocation and fair division.
1737 Cambridge Street, room K205
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Kelly Brignac

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

Research interests: Second abolition of slavery in the French Empire; labor relations; and immigration.

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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Reva Dhingra

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

Research interests: Migration and refugees; comparative political economy of humanitarian aid; citizenship and nationalism; and Middle East.

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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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Tamer Elshayal

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Architecture, Urban Planning, and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Research interests: Transnational history of urban policy making through international development and megaprojects of infrastructure.
1737 Cambridge Street
room K263
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Daniel Frim

Graduate Research Fellow, Canada Program. PhD Candidate, Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University.

Research interests: Indigenous languages and oral literatures of North America's northwest coast; comparative religion; and comparative study of oral and oral-derived literatures.

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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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Nina Gheihman

Graduate Student Associate; Weatherhead Center Dissertation Fellow. PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
Research interests: Comparative study of veganism as a social and cultural practice in the United States, France, and Israel; culture; status; food; and comparative sociology.
1737 Cambridge Street, room K229
Cambridge, MA 02138