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: Legal history; Islamic legal thought; comparative constitutional law; constitution design; religion-state relations; British imperialism; slavery; human rights; West Africa; and the Lake Chad basin.

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

Sophia Balakian

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Research interests: Refugees, migration, and mobility; humanitarianism; national security; kinship; and east Africa, the Horn of Africa, and North America.

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

Rodrigo Barrenechea

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Challenges to Democracy. PhD, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University.

Research interests: Populism; political representation; political parties; Latin America; institutions; and multimethods research.

1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Chantal Berman

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Politics, Princeton University.

Research interests: Comparative politics; Middle East politics; social movements and contentious politics; political economy and redistribution; and political violence.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E105
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3821
Susanna Ferguson

Susanna Ferguson

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

Research interests: Concept history; history of women and gender; modern Middle East and North Africa; feminism; politics of reproduction; and representative governance.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E105
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3821
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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
Agustina A. Giraudy

Agustina A. Giraudy

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Associate Professor of Political Science, School of International Service, American University.

Research interests: Subnational democracy; subnational institutions; subnational undemocratic regimes; subnational research in comparative politics; patrimonialism; territorial inequality; and Latin America.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E101
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5414
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 E104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3264
Elijah Greenstein

Elijah Greenstein

Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. PhD, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University.

Research interests: Modern Japan; modern East Asia; communications history; maritime history; and imperial history.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Yossi Harpaz

Yossi Harpaz

Raphael Morrison Dorman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel-Aviv University.

Research interests: Globalization; international migration; citizenship; nationalism and ethnicity; political sociology; social theory; and historical-comparative sociology.

61 Kirkland Street, room 101
Cambridge, MA 02138
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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, National University of Singapore.

Research interests: Sociocultural anthropology; China and overseas Chinese; education and social inequality; migration and urbanization; marriage, gender, and demographic change.Sociocultural anthropology; China and overseas Chinese; education and social inequality; migration and urbanization; marriage, gender, and demographic change.

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

Mandy Izadi

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH). Broadbent Junior Research Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University.

Research interests: Indigenous history; environmental history; African American history; and race and ethnicity.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E210
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tanya Jones

Tanya Jones

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program (spring 2020). PhD, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley.

Research interests: Global health; development studies; political sociology; institutional change; health policy in the Global South; and primary health care systems.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Friederike Luise Kelle

Friederike Luise Kelle

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

Research interests: Regionalism; sovereignty referendums; economic crises; self-determination; territory; and subnational conflict.

61 Kirkland Street, room 107
Cambridge, MA 02138