Imperialism & Colonialism

Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús

Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús

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.

45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-8096
Genevieve Clutario

Genevieve Clutario

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.

Robinson 217
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3035
Jean Comaroff

Jean Comaroff

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.

Barker Center
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-2519
John Comaroff

John Comaroff

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, Departments of African and African American Studies and Anthropology;
Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Crime, policing, and the state; democracy and difference; and postcolonial politics and law in South Africa.

Barker Center
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-2658
Caroline Elkins

Caroline Elkins

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the 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: Late colonial Kenya and the Mau Mau emergency; postconflict resolution; violence and memory; Christianity; and empire.

1730 Cambridge Street
Room 432
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2568
Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

Faculty Associate. Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
Research interests: Comparative studies of culture, medicine, and psychiatry; global health; political subjectivity in Indonesia; Islamic societies; and postcolonial disorders.
641 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
f: (617) 432-2565
p: (617) 432-0715
Tamar Herzog

Tamar Herzog

Faculty Associate (on leave 2017–2018). Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs; Professor, Department of History; Radcliffe Alumnae Professor, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
Research interests: The relationship between Spain, Portugal, and Latin America in the early modern period.
1730 Cambridge Street
room S425
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-4780
Maya Jasanoff

Maya Jasanoff

Faculty Associate (on leave 2017–2018). Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Modern British and imperial history, with special attention to colonial South Asia; the British Atlantic world; and Britain's relations with Europe.

27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 998-5422
Paul Kosmin

Paul Kosmin

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of the Classics, Department of the Classics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Hellenistic imperialism and diplomacy; ancient ethnography; and interactions between the Greek and Near Eastern worlds.

204 Boylston Hall
Department of the Classics
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4027
Mary D. Lewis

Mary D. Lewis

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Department of History, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Law School.

Research interests: European overseas empires and their aftermaths, eighteenth century to present; modern France; French Empire in the Caribbean, South America, and North Africa; decolonization; sovereignty and legal pluralism; and international migration and citizenship.

27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 998-5428
p: (617) 998-5428
Ian Miller

Ian Miller

Faculty Associate. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Modern Japan and East Asia, especially environmental history and the history of energy; cultural history and urban history; comparative imperialism; and natural disasters. 

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S421
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-7494
Kelly O'Neill

Kelly O'Neill

Faculty Associate. Associate Professor, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Imperial Russia; economy and trade in the Black Sea; social and cultural history; and comparative history of empires.

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S329
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-7293
E. Roger Owen

E. Roger Owen

Faculty Associate (emeritus). A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Imperialism and colonialism; political economy of the modern Middle East; and systems of crony capitalism.

38 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-9592
p: (617) 495-2817
Ajantha Subramanian

Ajantha Subramanian

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
Research interests: Political economy; colonialism and postcoloniality; political ecology; space; citizenship; meritocracy; South Asia; and South Asian diaspora.
William James Hall 384
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8041
p: (617) 496-9647