Undergraduates

Fay Asimakopoulos

Undergraduate Research Intern. Department of Mathematics and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard College.

Research interests: Economic history; immigration economics; subaltern studies; the social inclusion of the Roma community in contemporary Europe.

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Philip Balson

Kenneth I. Juster Fellow. Department of History, Harvard College.
Research interests: Strategy and Credibility: How American and British Visions for Southeast Asia Evolved in Crisis and Framed Escalation in Vietnam (1961–1964). 
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Bart Bonikowski

Director, Undergraduate Student Programs; Faculty Associate (on leave 2018–2019); Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism/Challenges to Democracy. Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Nationalism; populism; political discourse; symbolic aspects of political institutions; and computational and relational methods in cultural and political sociology.

William James Hall 636
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-5794
p: (617) 496-5029
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Michelle Valdez Borbon

Undergraduate Associate; Julian Sobin Fellow. Department of History and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard College.

Research interests: Postcolonial studies; colonial history, Latin America; race and ethnicity; human rights; Indigenous movements; and nonprofit organizations and studies.

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Constance Bourguignon

Undergraduate Research Intern. Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard College.

Research interests: Contemporary Francophone literatures and cultures; language policy; language learning; social psychology; gender inequality; and queer theory.

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Julia Bunte-Mein

Kenneth I. Juster Fellow. Department of Anthropology, Harvard College.
Research interests: Sustainable agriculture and agency of smallholder farmers.
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Youmna Chamieh

Undergraduate Research Intern. Department of Government, Harvard College.

Research interests: Human rights; migration; modern Middle East; social and cultural psychology; European Union law; and conflict resolution.

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Paul Y. Chang

Interim Director, Undergraduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Social and political change in South Korea; social movements and state repression; and demographic change and family structure.

William James Hall 602
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8769
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Sophia Clark

Undergraduate Research Intern. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Harvard College.

Research interests: Globalization; refugee social inclusion in France; human rights; and econometrics.

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Sunaina Danziger

Undergraduate Associate; Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Fellow. Department of History, Harvard College.

Research interests: Modern international and diplomatic history; American foreign policy; American and British intelligence history; fascism; and the transition from World War II to the Cold War.

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Luca Istodor

Undergraduate Associate; Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Fellow. Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard College.

Research interests: Queer studies; LGBTQ activism and rights; postcolonial studies; Caribbean studies; and nationality and national belonging.

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Ashley Kim

Undergraduate Research Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Inequality and Inclusion. Department of Sociology, Harvard College.
Research interests: Class inequality and identity; cultural sociology; social movements; urban poverty; and senior-citizen labor in South Korea.
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Isabel Lapuerta

Undergraduate Associate; Frank M. Boas Fellow. Department of Anthropology and Department of Music, Harvard College.

Research interests: Ethnomusicology; tourism and specifically cultural tourism; Latin America; music as identity; and gender and race in music.

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Molly Leavens

Undergraduate Associate; Rogers Family Research Fellow. Concentration in Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard College.

Research interests: Global food systems; smallholder agricultural systems; and the cacao/chocolate industry.

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Raquel Leslie

Undergraduate Associate; Rogers Family Research Fellow. Department of East Asian Studies and Department of Government, Harvard College.

Research interests: Sino-American relations; modern China; east Asian history; international development; historical memory; immigration; and international law.