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
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.

Kanyin Ajayi

Kanyin Ajayi

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University.

Research interests: Contemporary African literature; Francophone theatre; migration, displacement, and diaspora; and aesthetics of dislocation.

Aabid Allibhai

Aabid Allibhai

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: African American history; Atlantic history; racial capitalism; and legal history.

Hanna Alshaikh

Hanna Alshaikh

Graduate Student Associate. 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
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.

Marino Auffant

Marino Auffant

Graduate Student Associate. 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 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
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Supratik Baralay

Graduate Student Affiliate; Weatherhead Center Dissertation Fellow. PhD Candidates, Department of the Classics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Ancient Eurasian imperialism; steppe empires; contemporary theories of sovereignty; photography and imperialism; and modes of historical storytelling.

Nina Baratti

Nina Baratti

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

Research interests: Ethnomusicology; anthropology; Angolan music; musical flows in the Lusophone world; urban studies; migration studies; and sonic ethnography.

Marcos Barrozo

Marcos Barrozo

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

Research interests: International economics; environmental economics; commodity supply chains; tropical deforestation; and economic development.

Natalie Behrends

Natalie Behrends

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

Research interests: Global labor history; history of socialism; modern Jewish history; migration; nationalism and ethnicity; citizenship studies; histories of the global Left; and Polish and Polish diaspora 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
Elettra Bietti

Elettra Bietti

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

Research interests: Law and technology; EU-US comparative law; transnational governance; privacy; data; platform governance; speech; property; antitrust; philosophy; and legal theory.

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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