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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
Matthew Blackwell

Matthew Blackwell

Faculty Associate (on leave spring 2018). Assistant Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political methodology; historical political economy; American politics; and historical persistence of beliefs.

1737 Cambridge Street, K305
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-2426
Bonikowski

Bart Bonikowski

Director, Undergraduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism. Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Nationalism; populism; political discourse; symbolic aspects of political institutions; and computational and relational methods in cultural and political sociology.

William James Hall 636
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-5794
p: (617) 496-5029
Amitabh Chandra

Amitabh Chandra

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

Research interests: Technology and expenditure growth in health care; the economics of neonatal health and cardiovascular care; the measurement of elderly well-being in India; and the links between antibiotic resistance and provider quality for slum dwellers.

79 JFK Street
L114
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-7356
Enke

Benjamin Enke

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

Research interests: Behavioral, cultural, and experimental economics.

Littauer Center, M-8
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-5895
Peter L. Galison

Peter L. Galison

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.
1 Oxford Street
Science Center 468
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3544
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Arunabh Ghosh

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Harvard University.
Research interests: Modern Chinese history; socioeconomic history; history of science; statistics; dams; and China-India history.
1727 Cambridge Street
room E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Michael Herzfeld

Michael Herzfeld

Faculty Associate. Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology; Curator of European Ethnology, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
Research interests: Politics and nationalism in Southern Europe and Southeast Asia; politics of historic conservation; comparative nationalism in ethnographic perspective; eviction; housing rights; and digital media.
William James Hall 382
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-5190
Gary King

Gary King

Faculty Associate. Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor, Department of Government; Director, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political methodology; social science; and data science.

1737 Cambridge Street
Room K313
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (928) 832-7022
p: (617) 500-7570
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
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
Peter V. Marsden

Peter V. Marsden

Faculty Associate. Edith and Benjamin Geisinger Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Social network measurement; the General Social Survey; and human resource practices in US organizations.

Harvard Yard
University Hall 3rd Floor South
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8951
p: (617) 496-3222
Sendhil Mullainathan

Sendhil Mullainathan

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

Research interests: Field experiments in development and psychology, notably India and South Africa, on discrimination, corruption, health, and public policy.

Littauer M-18
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-7730
p: (617) 496-2720