Race & Ethnicity

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
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
Vincent Brown

Vincent Brown

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.

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S430
Cambridge, MA 02138
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
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
Alejandro de la Fuente

Alejandro de la Fuente

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.

12 Quincy Street
Barker Center
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-0681
Mark C. Elliott

Mark C. Elliott

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.

2 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-5343
Lorgia Garcia-Peña

Lorgia Garcia-Peña

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor, Departments of Romance Languages and Literatures and History and Literature, Harvard University.
Research Interests: Contemporary US Latino/a literature and cultures; Caribbean literature and cultures; performance studies; race and ethnicity; transnational feminism; migration; human rights; and Dominican and Dominican diaspora studies.
Barker Center 147
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-0801
Jennifer L. Hochschild

Jennifer L. Hochschild

Faculty Associate. Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government; Chair, Department of Government; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Harvard College Professor.
Research interests: American politics; political philosophy; comparative politics of race and ethnicity; and immigrant incorporation and racial politics in the United States and Europe.
1737 Cambridge Street
Room K412
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-0438
p: (617) 496-0181
Herbert C. Kelman

Herbert C. Kelman

Faculty Associate (emeritus). Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Harvard University.

Research interests: International and ethnic conflict and conflict resolution; nationalism and national identity; power and legitimacy; and the Middle East.

William James Hall 1304
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-3728
p: (617) 495-3816
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
Terry Martin

Terry Martin

Faculty Associate. George F. Baker III Professor of Russian Studies, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Soviet history; ethnicity; identity; surveillance; and political violence.

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S328
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9895
George  Paul Meiu

George Paul Meiu

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African and African American Studies, Departments of African and African American Studies and Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Race; ethnicity; sexuality and sexual citizenship; kinship; gender; economic anthropology; historical anthropology; East Africa; and Kenya.

Tozzer Anthropology Building 213
21 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3462
Orlando Patterson

Orlando Patterson

Faculty Associate. John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
Research interests: Sociology of slavery and freedom; ethnic relations; sociology of culture; and the sociology of political and economic development.
William James Hall
520
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-5794
p: (617) 495-3707
Maya Sen

Maya Sen

Faculty Associate. Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
Research Interests: Law; political economy; political methodology; race and ethnic politics; and judicial politics.
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8160