Faculty Associate. Associate Professor of African American Religions, Harvard Divinity School.
Research interests: Ethnography of transnational religions; African diaspora religious studies; transnational feminisms; anthropology of media and the internet; postcolonial and critical theory; anthropology of the Caribbean and Latin America; media, film, and cultural studies; and race, gender, and sexuality.
Faculty Associate (on leave 2017–2018). Assistant Professor of Anthropology and of Social Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
Research interests: Russia, Eurasia, and North Asia; religion; transnational processes; indigeneity; body politics; secularism; sovereignty; the anthropology of death; media; materiality; and visual culture.
Faculty Associate. Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
Research interests: Food culture and globalization; cultural heritage preservation as an aspect of cultural diplomacy; markets and the cultural construction of economic institutions; global seafood industries and commodity chains; globalization of the food supply; natural resources and regimes of ownership; and Japan, Korea, East Asia, North America, and Europe.
Faculty Associate. Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations; Vice Provost for Advances in Learning; Founding Director, Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University; Harvard College Professor.
Research interests: Intellectual, social, and cultural change in China since the seventh century.
Faculty Associate (on leave 2017–2018). Assistant Professor, Department of History, Harvard University.
Research interests: Cultural and social history of imperialism and Asia, with an emphasis on the Philippines and United States and Spanish empires; transnational approaches to gender, race, and colonialism particularly in relation to Filipino histories; Asian immigration and diasporas; US empire; comparative colonialisms; and material and visual cultures.
Faculty Associate. Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Department of History; Vice Provost for International Affairs; Director, Fairbanks Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University.
Research interests: Modern Chinese history; historical relations between China and Inner Asia; Chinese frontier history; and comparative ethnic identity and nationalism.
Faculty Associate. John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
Research interests: The archaeology of ancient China from a comparative perspective, focusing on production and technology; mortuary analysis; archaeological landscapes; inter-regional interaction; and animal and plant domestication.
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Faculty Associate. Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology; Curator of European Ethnology, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
Research interests: Politics and nationalism in Southern Europe and Southeast Asia; politics of historic conservation; comparative nationalism in ethnographic perspective; eviction; housing rights; and digital media.
Faculty Associate. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society, Harvard Divinity School; Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.
Research interests: The study of Islam and Muslim societies in Africa; religion and transnational migration; and Islamic intellectual history.
Faculty Associate (emeritus). Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: China’s cultural revolution; legislative bodies in Taiwan and China; two centuries of revolutionary change in China; political identity; and the roots of the differences between Chinese and Indian civilizations.
Faculty Associate. Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations; Harvard College Professor; Chair, Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University.
Research interests: Chinese history; Chinese religions; historical anthropology; comparative history; comparative anthropology of statecraft; and political theory.
Faculty Associate. Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.
Research interests: History of medieval Chinese Buddhism and Daoism; local religious history; talismans; religious art; and the historical development of Chan/Zen Buddhism; local religious history; and sacred geography.