Faculty Associate. Oppenheimer Faculty Director, Harvard University Center for African Studies; Professor of History, Department of History; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.
Research interests: West African history; Islam in sub-Saharan Africa; comparative slavery; social history of alcohol; ecology; social history; and cultural history.
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. Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population; Director of Research, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School.
Research interests: Migration and human rights; child protection; adolescent resilience and positive deviance; and stigma, discrimination, and resilience within Europe’s Roma community.
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.
Director, Undergraduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism. 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.
Faculty Associate. Charles Warren Professor of American History, Department of History; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.
Research interests: Sources, circuits, and aftereffects of the African slave revolt in the Atlantic world.
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; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology; Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies, Harvard University.
Research interests: The making and unmaking of colonial society; the nature of the postcolony; the late modern world viewed from the Global South; and southern Africa.
Faculty Associate (on leave spring 2018); Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies. Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin-American History and Economics, Department of History; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.
Research interests: Comparative slavery and race relations in the Americas; the evolution of slave regimes in a comparative perspective; and the intersections between race, nation, and citizenship in Latin America.