Religion

Emmanuel K. Akyeampong

Emmanuel K. Akyeampong

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.

1730 Cambridge Street
Room 433
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-3425
p: (617) 496-3684
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
Anya Bernstein

Anya Bernstein

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.

William James Hall 336
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-8355
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
Eric Chaney

Eric Chaney

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Economic history and economic development of the Middle East; applied econometrics; and religion, politics, and institutional change.

1805 Cambridge Street
Littauer Center 231
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8570
p: (617) 495-2838
Francis X. Clooney, S. J.

Francis X. Clooney, S. J.

Faculty Associate. Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology; Director, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School.

Research interests: Hinduism and Christianity as classical religious traditions negotiating modernity and globalization; hermeneutics of interreligious and intercultural exchange; missionary encounters; and classical Hinduism (Sanskrit, Tamil traditions).

45 Francis Avenue
Andover Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 384-9404
p: (617) 384-9396
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
hagopian

Frances Hagopian

Faculty Associate. Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: The comparative politics of Latin America, with a particular emphasis on Brazil.
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-1467
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J. Bryan Hehir

Faculty Associate. Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, Harvard Kennedy School; Secretary for Health and Social Services, Archdiocese of Boston.
Research interests: Ethics of intervention; politics and ethics of nonproliferation; empirical-normative status of sovereignty; and the role of religion in world politics.
79 JFK St.
BT 230
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-7776
Baber Johansen

Baber Johansen

Faculty Associate. Professor of Islamic Religious Studies, Harvard Divinity School.

Research interests: The relationship between religion and law in the classical and modern Muslim worlds.

Andover 122
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1014
Cemal Kafadar

Cemal Kafadar

Faculty Associate. Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Ottoman history; modern Turkey; the former Ottoman world and Europe; dissent and difference among Muslims; and coffee and coffeehouses.

1430 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-8568
Kane

Ousmane Kane

Faculty Associate. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society, Harvard Divinity School;
Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.

Research interests: The study of Islam and Muslim societies in Africa; religion and transnational migration; and Islamic intellectual history.

Andover Hall
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tarek Masoud

Tarek Masoud

Faculty Associate. Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Formation and mobilization of religious identities; mechanisms of authoritarian rule; Middle Eastern politics; and Islamist parties.

79 JFK Street
Taubman-452
Mailbox 104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3036
Lisa McGirr

Lisa McGirr

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

Research interests: Twentieth-century United States, with an emphasis on politics and social movements; reform movements; intersection of religion and politics; state and civil society; and the United States and the world.

35 Quincy Street
Robinson Hall
Room 108
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-4866
p: (617) 496-2013