New Affiliates

Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina

Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina

Visiting Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Religion in Public Life in Africa and the African Diaspora. Associate Professor, History and International Studies, Redeemer's University, Nigeria.

Research interests: History of religion; economic history; gender and women’s history; youth culture; migration; commercial sex trade; and West Africa.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Koichi Ai

Koichi Ai

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Minister and Head of Chancery, Embassy of Japan in the United States of America.

Research interests: Postwar US-Japan relations; democratic foundations and strategic considerations; public diplomacy; and policy implications of popular perceptions and sentiments.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Kanyin Ajayi

Kanyin Ajayi

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University.

Research interests: Contemporary African literature; Francophone theatre; migration, displacement, and diaspora; and aesthetics of dislocation.

Hanna Alshaikh

Hanna Alshaikh

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of History and Program in Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Middle Eastern history; modern Palestine; diaspora; exile; political movements; social history of ideas; leftist history; political Islam; and transnational politics.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Melike Arslan

Melike Arslan

Raphael Morrison Dorman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. PhD, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University.

Research interests: Economic sociology; international political economy; legal studies; professionals and expertise; and comparative-historical methods.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Supratik  Baralay

Supratik Baralay

Graduate Student Affiliate; Weatherhead Center Dissertation Fellow. PhD Candidates, Department of the Classics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Ancient Eurasian imperialism; steppe empires; contemporary theories of sovereignty; photography and imperialism; and modes of historical storytelling.

Nina Baratti

Nina Baratti

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of Music, Harvard University.

Research interests: Ethnomusicology; anthropology; Angolan music; musical flows in the Lusophone world; urban studies; migration studies; and sonic ethnography.

Marcos Barrozo

Marcos Barrozo

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Program in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: International economics; environmental economics; commodity supply chains; tropical deforestation; and economic development.

Natalie Behrends

Natalie Behrends

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Global labor history; history of socialism; modern Jewish history; migration; nationalism and ethnicity; citizenship studies; histories of the global Left; and Polish and Polish diaspora history.

Elettra Bietti

Elettra Bietti

Graduate Student Affiliate; Weatherhead Center Dissertation Fellow. SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School.

Research interests: Law and technology; EU-US comparative law; transnational governance; privacy; data; platform governance; speech; property; antitrust; philosophy; and legal theory.

Roshni Chakraborty

Roshni Chakraborty

Undergraduate Associate, Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Fellow. Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard College.

Research interests: Gender-based violence; migration and displacement; conflict; natural disasters; social networks; citizenship and statelessness; modern South and Southeast Asia.

Sudarshana Chanda

Sudarshana Chanda

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Twentieth-century transnational history in Asia; modern South, East, and Southeast Asia; migration; race and ethnicity; labor and politics; and intimacy and family history.

Brandon T. Chen

Brandon T. Chen

Undergraduate Associate, Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Fellow. Department of Government, Harvard College.

Research interests: US-Taiwan policy; Taiwan-China relations; and national security.

Gabrielle Cheung

Gabrielle Cheung

Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. PhD, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Southern California.

Research interests: International political economy; politics of trade liberalization; and business and politics.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Vincent Chiao

Vincent Chiao

William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Canada Program. Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.

Research interests: Criminal law and procedure; philosophy of punishment; and political philosophy.

1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138