Postdoctoral Fellows

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Brinton Ahlin

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

Research interests: Former Soviet Union and postsocialism; central Asia; Islam; communism; and materiality and language.

1727 Cambridge Street, E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
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Rabiat Akande

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. SJD, Harvard Law School.

Research interests: History of the debate over the place of religion in Nigeria's constitutional order.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K229
Cambridge, MA 02138
Norberto Ferreras

Norberto Ferreras

Visiting Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH). Associate Professor, Department of History, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil.

Research interests: Global contemporary forms of contemporary slavery; and forced labor legislation on Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

1727 Cambridge Street
Room E210, Mailbox #17
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-5496
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Julian Gewirtz

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. DPhil, Faculty of History, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Research interests: Modern Chinese history; socialism and market reform; Chinese foreign policy; transnational networks; science and technology; politics of history; and poetry.

1727 Cambridge Street, E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Chris Gratien

Chris Gratien

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Virginia.

Research interests: Social and environmental history of the Ottoman Empire and the modern Middle East; and ecology and migration in the Cilicia region of southern Anatolia.

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

Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. PhD, Porter School of Environmental Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Research interests: Environmental anthropology; political anthropology; critical agrarian studies; temporality; science, technology, and society; human-nonhuman anthropology; and Israel-Palestine and Jordan.
1727 Cambridge Street, E101
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5414
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Zachary M. Howlett

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Yale-NUS College.

Research interests: Political and historical anthropology of China; ideology of meritocracy; high-stakes examinations; mobility; urbanization; and international migration.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Diana Kim

Diana Kim

Visiting Fellow, Center for History and Economics. Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

Research interests: Comparative politics; vice and criminal law; nineteenth- and twentieth-century empire; and Southeast and East Asia.

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S412
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5296
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Anne-Marie Livingstone

William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellow, Canada Program. PhD, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University.

Research interests: Racial stratification; urban poverty; urban sociology; and political sociology.

1727 Cambridge Street, room K202
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Charlotte Lloyd

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. PhD, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: The relationship between symbolic and cultural boundaries and structural inequality within organizations and communities.

1737 Cambridge Street
room K265, mailbox #21
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4488
Nikhil Naik

Nikhil Naik

Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics, Center for History and Economics. PhD, Media Arts and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research interests: Computer algorithms; and harnessing online data to answer important questions in the social sciences.

1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Kalyani Ramnath

Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics, Center for History and Economics. PhD, Department of History, Princeton University.

Research interests: Legal history; law and empire; transnational and comparative history; south Asian history; immigration; and labor history.

1730 Cambridge Street 
Cambridge, MA 02138 
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Talia Shiff

Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. PhD, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University.

Research interests: Frontline decision making; schemas and moral deliberation; cultural categories of worth; evaluation and categorization; institutionalization; asylum; and gender.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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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
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David Y. Yang

Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics, Center for History and Economics. PhD, Department of Economics, Stanford University; Postdoctoral Fellow, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University (as of July 2020).

Research interests: Political economy; behavioral and experimental economics; economic history; and cultural economics.

1805 Cambridge Street 
Littauer Center M-31
Cambridge, MA 02138