Graduate Students

Rushain Abbasi

Rushain Abbasi

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.

Research interests: Islamic intellectual history; Ottoman history; Islamic political thought; theory of the secular/secularism/secularization; religious studies; and philosophy of religion.

Tugrul Acar

Tugrul Acar

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture and Program in Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Art and architecture of the Middle East; transcultural exchange; transregional connections; materiality and ornament in Islamic architecture; architecture and self-representation; and urbanism in the Middle East.

Yazan Al-Karablieh

Yazan Al-Karablieh

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Program in Public Policy and Government, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Public finance; tax and transfer systems; tax avoidance and tax evasion; and Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Myriam Amri

Myriam Amri

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology and Program in Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Money; debt; theories of power; political economy; subjectivity; North Africa; historical anthropology; and postcolonial studies.

Sean Paul Ashley

Sean Paul Ashley

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

Research interests: Political violence; armed movements; and authoritarian durability.

Marino Auffant

Marino Auffant

Graduate Student Associate; Graduate Research Fellow, Canada Program. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: International history; 1970s energy crisis; oil and commodities; Middle East; Latin America; history of capitalism; and Global Cold War.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Elena Ayala-Hurtado

Elena Ayala-Hurtado

Graduate Student Associate. 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
balan-pablo

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.

Angie M. Bautista-Chavez Image

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
Bekemeyer_Aaron

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
Augustin Bergeron

Augustin Bergeron

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Program in Political Economy and Government, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Development economics; public economics; political economy; and economic history.

Carleigh Beriont

Carleigh Beriont

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

Research interests: American religious history; religion and politics; US empire; Pacific/Oceania; mission studies; religion, ethnicity, and race; nuclear testing; and decolonization.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Image of Jeremy Bowles

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.

Image of Kelly Brignac

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.