Postdoctoral Fellows

Sophia Balakian

Sophia Balakian

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, School of Integrative Studies, George Mason University.

Research interests: Borders, migration, and refugees; kinship and gender; humanitarianism and securitization; and East Africa, the Horn of Africa, and North America.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E108
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3367
Judith Ellen Brunton

Judith Ellen Brunton

William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellow, Canada Program. PhD, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto.

Research interests: Oil; religion; ethnography of contemporary spirituality; extraction; ongoing and legacies of colonialism; ecology; land; technology; infrastructure; ruins; and the North American West.

1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Adriana Chira

Adriana Chira

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH). Assistant Professor, Department of History, Emory University.

Research interests: Rural land rights; occupations without title (squatting); Cuba; Puerto Rico; Spanish Equatorial Guinea; and socio-legal history.

1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Sasha de Vogel

Sasha de Vogel

Raphael Morrison Dorman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan.

Research interests: Authoritarianism; institutional politics; protest; repression; authoritarian responsiveness; urban politics; mixed methodology; and Russian and post-Soviet politics.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Susanna Ferguson

Susanna Ferguson

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, Smith College.

Research interests: Histories of women, gender and sexuality; feminist politics; popular sovereignty; histories of science, nature, and the environment; natural history; and modern Middle East and North Africa.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E101
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5414
Nicholas  A. R.  Fraser

Nicholas A. R. Fraser

Policy Innovations Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.

Research interests: Identity, ethnicity, and immigration; and bureaucratic and judicial politics.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Trevor Incerti

Trevor Incerti

Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. PhD, Department of Political Science, Yale University.

Research interests: Political economy; business and politics; corruption; regulation; and Japanese politics.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Egor Lazarev

Egor Lazarev

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

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 E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Ping-hsiu Alice Lin

Ping-hsiu Alice Lin

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Research interests: South Asia; Pakistan; political economy; transnational trade; commodity chain; infrastructure; geosciences; and artisanship.

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

Daniel Manulak

William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellow, Canada Program. PhD, Department of History, Western University, Canada.

Research interests: Contemporary international and global history; modern Canada; modern Africa; decolonization; human rights; emotions; and race.

1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Katya A. Maslakowski

Katya A. Maslakowski

Raphael Morrison Dorman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. PhD, Department of History, Northwestern University.

Research interests: Global history; modern Britain; military history; history of science and technology; colonial history; decolonization; counterinsurgency; special forces warfare; and human rights.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Giovanni Matera

Giovanni Matera

Raphael Morrison Dorman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program; Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.
PhD, Department of Sociology, L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris.

Research interests: Psychiatry and democracy; community context and mental health; hospitality; migration; and sociology of valuation and evaluation.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Eduardo Montero

Eduardo Montero

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (fall 2022). Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago.

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
Taylor M.  Moore

Taylor M. Moore

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

Research interests: Histories of science, technology, and medicine; occult studies; critical race and gender studies; political economy; decolonial materialism; and modern Middle East and North Africa.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E101
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5414
Matt Reichert

Matthew Reichert

Raphael Morrison Dorman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. PhD, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: National identity; race and health; authoritarianism; state formation; historical legacies; pedagogy; and mixed method research design.
61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138