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.
Director, Center for History and Economics; Faculty Associate (on leave 2017–2018); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Department of South Asian Studies; Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.
Research interests: Transregional movement of people, ideas, and institutions; history of public health and poverty; the history of migration; environmental history; and South and Southeast Asia.
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 (on leave 2017–2018). Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Research interests: Labor economics, health, demography, and the environment; linkages between health status and economic growth; the effects of population change on economic development; and the determinants of wages.
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. Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University.
Research interests: Research interests: the intersection between film and science; the complex interaction between the three principal subcultures of twentieth century physics—experimentation, instrumentation, and theory; and the powerful cross-currents between science and other fields.