Postdoctoral Fellows

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Yael Berda

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University.

Research interests: Bureaucracy, race, and law in colonial and postcolonial contexts, in particular, institutional legacies of partition and regime change in the former British Empire.… Read more about Yael Berda

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

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

Research interests: Modern Latin America; twentieth-century Colombia; history of drugs and counternarcotics; US-Latin American relations; and Cold War history.

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

Rishad Choudhury

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

Research interests: Social, political, and intellectual history of South Asia; early modern and colonial India; and Indo-Persian, Ottoman, and British imperial histories.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
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Lorenza B. Fontana

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow. Research Associate, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Politics and International Studies, Open University.

Research interests: Human rights; global governance; contentious politics; social movements; ethnicity; resource governance and participation; and Latin America.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1467
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Paige Glotzer

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

Research interests: Housing segregation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Chris Gratien

Chris Gratien

Academy Scholar, 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
Sandy Brian Hager

Sandy Brian Hager

Postdoctoral Fellow. Fellow in International Political Economy, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Research interests: Public debt; banking; taxation; the corporation; distribution; inequality; capital theory; and power.

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Zachary M. Howlett

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University.

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
Namrata Kala

Namrata Kala

Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics, Center for History and Economics. PhD in Environmental Economics, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University.

Research interests: How firms and households learn about and adapt to environmental change; private sector returns to environmental technologies; and returns to worker training and incentives.

1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Azusa Katagiri

Azusa Katagiri

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

Research interests: Interstate conflict; foreign policy and domestic audience; US-Japan relations; and text analysis and machine learning.

61 Kirkland Street, room 301
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1890
Malgorzata Kurjanska

Malgorzata Kurjanska

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley.

Research interests: Political sociology, in particular, civil society, culture, nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict, social mobilization, and violence; development and globalization; comparative historical sociology; and nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Poland.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E101
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5414
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Adam E. Leeds

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University.

Research interests: Soviet socialism and postsocialism; history of economic thought; science studies; the state, modernity, and utopianism; and liberalisms.

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

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. Associate Professor, School of International Studies, University of Trento.

Research interests: Cold War focusing on North-South relations and East-South relations.

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Noora A. Lori

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University.

Research interests: Offshoring citizenship schemes; formal and informal institutions of labor migration; and refugees and statelessness in the Gulf, Indian Ocean, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

1727 Cambridge Street, room E106
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5362
Casey M. Lurtz

Casey M. Lurtz

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

Research interests: History of agricultural economies in Latin America; rural development; coffee in Mexico; and institution building.

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