Graduate Students

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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
Elena Ayala-Hurtado

Elena Ayala-Hurtado

Graduate Student Affiliate; Weatherhead Center Dissertation Fellow. PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Employment precarity; tertiary education; young adulthood; imagined futures; narratives; cultural sociology; modern Spain; and comparative research.

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
Sam Bookman

Sam Bookman

Graduate Student Affiliate; Weatherhead Center Dissertation Fellow. SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School.

Research interests: Environmental law; constitutional law; climate change; environmental rights; climate litigation; and environmental political theory.

Catey Boyle

Catey Boyle

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

Research interests: Colonial history; modern Middle East and North Africa; West Africa; modern Europe; modern France; social history; cultural history; race and ethnicity; slavery; and gender.

Emma Broder

Emma Mendoza Broder

Graduate Research Fellow, Canada Program. PhD Candidate, Department of History of Science, Harvard University.

Research interests: Contested illness; patient experience/activism; medical epistemology; history of epidemiology; environmental health; and history of public health.

Shelby Carvalho

Shelby Carvalho

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

Research interests: Politics of education; forced displacement; international and humanitarian aid; gender; and sub-Saharan Africa

Yi Ning Chang

Yi Ning Chang

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

Research interests: Political theory and the history of political thought; postcolonial theory; race and capitalism; international politics; international history; Southeast Asia; and the twentieth century.

Anna Christensen

Anna Christensen

Graduate Research Fellow, Canada Program. PhD Candidate, Department of History of Science, Harvard University.

Research interests: Natural history; North American colonialism; deep time; extinction; environmental history; and the history of museums.

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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
Charlotte Ciavarella

Charlotte Ciavarella

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.

Research interests: Modern Japan and Korea; social history; environmental history; labor; gender; economic history; agrarian studies; and histories of capitalism.

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