The following Harvard faculty accepted invitations to be WCFIA Faculty Associates during the 2017–2018 academic year:
Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, Departments of History and African and African American Studies, Harvard University. The social history of Brazil in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with emphasis on the history of slavery, race, public health, and the literature of Machado de Assis.
Christie McDonald, Smith Research Professor of French Language and Literature, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Research Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University. The dialogue of literature and criticism with philosophy, political theory, anthropology, and the arts as a global venture.
Vikram Patel, The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Mental health in the context of sustainable development: generating knowledge, addressing the issue, and promoting its wide adoption in communities, countries, and globally.
Derek Penslar, William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, Harvard University. Modern Jewish history; politics and society of Israel/Palestine; national movements; and nationality theory.
Pia J. Raffler, Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University. The political economy of local governance, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
Eugene Richardson, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Biosocial approaches to epidemic disease in Africa and Asia.
James Sidanius, John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in memory of William James, Department of Psychology; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University. The psychology of gender and the evolutionary psychology of intergroup conflict.
Elizabeth S. Spelke, Marshall L. Berkman Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Harvard University. Infant/toddler social and cognitive development with an emphasis on the link between perception and knowledge; and education and poverty alleviation in India and Ghana.
Victor Seow, Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University. Technology, industry, energy, and the environment in China and Japan over the long twentieth century.