The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Egor Lazarev

Egor Lazarev

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.

Research interests: State building; the rule of law; gender; nationalism and religion; conflict and political violence; ethnography; and post-Soviet Eurasia.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E108
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3367
Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky

Faculty Associate (on leave 2019–2020); Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Challenges to Democracy; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar.
David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Latin American politics; parties and party systems; and democracy and democratization.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K204
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 495-9997
Mary D. Lewis

Mary D. Lewis

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Department of History, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Law School.

Research interests: European overseas empires and their aftermaths, eighteenth century to present; modern France; French Empire in the Caribbean, South America, and North Africa; decolonization; sovereignty and legal pluralism; and international migration and citizenship.

27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 998-5428
p: (617) 495-8509
Ian Miller

Ian Miller

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Modern Japan and East Asia, especially environmental history and the history of energy; cultural history and urban history; comparative imperialism; and natural disasters. 

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S421
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-7494
Eduardo Montero

Eduardo Montero

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.

Research interests: Development economics; political economy; history; Latin America; property rights; cultural norms; central Africa; and comparative development.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E106
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5362
Nathan Nunn

Nathan Nunn

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Economic development; political economy; economic history; and Africa.

1805 Cambridge Street
Littauer Center M-29
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8570
p: (617) 496-4958
Elizabeth J. Perry

Elizabeth J. Perry

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Department of Government; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University.
Research interests: Contentious politics; the history of the Chinese revolution and its contemporary legacy; and the politics of higher education and cultural governance in China.
1727 Cambridge Street, E306
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-4536
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Susan J. Pharr

Senior Adviser, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: The social basis for democracy in Japan; comparative political behavior; comparative politics of industrial nations; and democratization and social change in Japan and Asia.
1730 Cambridge Street, S238
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9992
Matthew Shutzer

Matthew Shutzer

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of History, New York University.

Research interests: Modern South Asia; energy history; science and technology studies (STS); law and natural resources; development; and global economic history.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3264
Ajantha Subramanian

Ajantha Subramanian

Faculty Associate (on leave 2019–2020); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Chair; Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
Research interests: Political economy; colonialism and postcoloniality; political ecology; space; citizenship; meritocracy; South Asia; and South Asian diaspora.
Tozzer Anthropology Building 210
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8041
p: (617) 496-9647
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David Szakonyi

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, George Washington
University; Research Fellow, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
Research interests: Business-government relations, corruption, and authoritarianism in the former Soviet Union.
1727 Cambridge Street, room E108
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3367