People

Muhamed H. Almaliky

Dr. Muhamed H. Almaliky

Associate. Physician, University of Pennsylvania Health System; Director, Iraqi American Institute.

Research interests: Postwar Iraq's democratization, state-building, and foreign policy directions, focusing on Iraq-US relations; the intersection of medicine, politics, and international relations.

1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4920
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
James E. Alt

James E. Alt

Faculty Associate (emeritus). Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Emeritus, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Comparative political economy; and interaction of voters, political parties, institutions, financial markets, and fiscal policies in industrial democracies.

1737 Cambridge Street
Room K307
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2184
Myriam Amri

Myriam Amri

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

Research interests: Money; debt; theories of power; political economy; subjectivity; North Africa; historical anthropology; and postcolonial studies.

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Pol Antràs

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Contractual frictions in international trade; global value chains, the international organization of production; and the interplay between trade, inequality, and costly redistribution.

Littauer 207
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8570
p: (617) 495-1236
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David R. Armitage

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Interim Chair, Standing Committee on Degrees in Social Studies; Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: History of international law and international relations theory; colonialism and political theory; oceanic history; civil war; and treaties.

Robinson Hall 215
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8076
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
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Ali Asani

Chair, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University.
Research interests: South Asian and African languages and literatures; Islam and contemporary Muslim societies; religion, literature, and the arts in Muslim cultures; Muslim voices in contemporary world literatures; Islamic mysticism (Sufism); and Ismaili history and thought.
Marino Auffant

Marino Auffant

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

Research interests: International history; 1970s energy crisis; oil and commodities; Middle East; Latin America; history of capitalism; and Global Cold War.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Elena Ayala-Hurtado

Elena Ayala-Hurtado

Graduate Student Affiliate; Weatherhead Center Dissertation Fellow. PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Employment precarity; tertiary education; young adulthood; imagined futures; narratives; cultural sociology; modern Spain; and comparative research.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Keita Azuma

Keita Azuma

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Cabinet Official, Cabinet Secretariat, Japan.

Research interests: Crisis management; global governance; national security; gray-zone conflicts; and decision making.

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.