Inequality

Sunil Amrith

Sunil Amrith

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.

1 Bow Street, 3rd floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-5697
Jason Beckfield

Jason Beckfield

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality. Chair; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Impact of European integration on economic inequality and the welfare state; the evolution of the network structure of international organizations; and the social determinants of health inequalities.

WJH 550
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3895
Lawrence D. Bobo

Lawrence D. Bobo

Faculty Associate. W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of Sociology and Department of African and African American Studies;
Chair, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Race; ethnicity; politics; and social inequality.

1370 William James Hall
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-7778
Melani Cammett

Melani Cammett

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2017–2018); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research Interests: Comparative politics; political economy of development; religion and ethnicity; governance and welfare by public, private, and non-state actors; and Middle East politics.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9849
Filipe Campante

Filipe Campante

Faculty Associate. Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Politics, inequality and redistribution; media and politics; education and political participation; and population and politics.

79 JFK Street
L203
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8753
p: (617) 384-7968
Rafael Di Tella

Rafael Di Tella

Faculty Associate. Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government and the International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: Corruption; crime; happiness; political economy; welfare state; and oil and energy.

Morgan Hall 283
15 Harvard Way
Boston, MA 02163
p: (617) 495-5048
Torben Iversen

Torben Iversen

Faculty Associate. Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: Comparative political economy; politics of inequality and economic performance; modern welfare states; electoral politics; and applied formal theory.
1737 Cambridge Street
Room K308
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-5847
Michèle Lamont

Michèle Lamont

Center Director; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.
Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Departments of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests:  Culture and inequality; racism and stigma; academia and knowledge; social change and successful societies; and qualitative methods.

1737 Cambridge Street
Room K218A
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 495-5689
Quinton Mayne

Quinton Mayne

Faculty Associate; Affiliate, Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality. Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Comparative political behavior; urban politics and multilevel governance; and welfare policy, with a focus on advanced industrial democracies.

79 JFK Street
mailbox 74
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-6140
Robert D. Putnam

Robert D. Putnam

Faculty Associate (emeritus). Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Emeritus, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: The changing role of religion in civic life; the implications of immigration for American communities; and the growing inequality among American youth.
79 JFK Street
T374
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-1589
p: (617) 495-0539
Fernando M. Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers

Faculty Associate. Ford Foundation Professor of International Education; Director, International Education Policy Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Research interests: International and comparative education; instructional improvement in high-poverty schools; democratic citizenship education; and educational innovation and social entrepreneurship.

Gutman 461
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-4817
Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen

Faculty Associate. Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University.
Research interests: Economics, philosophy, and decision theory, including social choice theory; welfare economics; theory of measurement; development economics; moral and political philosophy; and the economics of peace and war.
Littauer 205
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-5942
p: (617) 495-1871
Michael Walton

Michael Walton

Faculty Associate. Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: India; rural education; inequality; the political economy of cities; corporate behavior; and the politics of state-society and state-business interactions.

79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (202) 251-8702
Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Faculty Associate (on leave 2017–2018). Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Research interests: Race, ethnicity, immigration, and educational inequality; and cultural processes in schools and universities.
6 Appian Way
Gutman 416
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2488
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Lucie E. White

Faculty Associate. Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.
Research interests: International law; human rights; poverty law; economic and social inequality; and sub-Saharan Africa.
Griswold 511
1525 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4633