20th Century

Zhanna Popova

Global Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (spring 2016). PhD Candidate, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam.

Research interests: History of unfree labor, forced migration, and penal regimes; social history of Russia and the Soviet Union; and global history.

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Sheng Li

PhD Candidate in History, East China Normal University
Global Fellow at Harvard, 2016

Research interests:
Population history of America, especially the aging population, from a historical and global perspective

HIST 1217 - U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Age

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N/A

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2016

The United States is the most powerful player on the international scene today, and is unlikely to relinquish that position any time soon. Understanding how and why this condition arose, and what it means for world affairs today, is our concern in this course. The emphasis is on U.S. policymaking over the past century, with due attention to the international and domestic political context in which decisions were made. Issues to be explored include the tension between isolationism and interventionism and between unilateralism and multilateralism; the emergence of the U.S. as a...

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ANTHRO 1812 - Cities of the Global South: Seminar

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N/A

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2016

What do the sprawling cities of the global South tell us about the contemporary urban condition? How is urban space produced and experienced in an era of increased interconnectedness, but also of great inequality and instability? How does the view from the South change our understanding of urban forms and processes, especially when so much of the "South" seems to be located in the "North"? To address these questions we will explore urban lives and spaces across cities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The course will include works in anthropology, geography, urban...

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AFRAMER 142 - Hiphop and Don't Stop: Global Hiphop

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Spring

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2016

Hiphop is a global phenomenon that influences social life far beyond the music and entertainment industries. Yet beyond descriptions and critiques of its mass appeal, few have considered hip-hop's development of standards and evaluations across all artistic areas and culture. Moreover, the consequences of an audience trained in the changing standards of hip-hop and charged with upholding them, has not been thoroughly explored. This course provides a critical examination of hip-hop in the US and its role as a cultural, political and artistic resource for youth. It will explore the...

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AFRAMER 209B - Africa Rising? New African Economies/Cultures and Their Global Implications

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Spring

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2016

In a story titled Africa Rising (2011), The Economist argued that the continent epitomizes both the "transformative promise of [capitalist] growth" and its bleakest dimensions. This workshop will explore Africa's changing place in the world - and the new economies, legalities, socialities, and cultural forms that have arisen there. It will also interrogate the claim that the African present is a foreshadowing of processes beginning to occur elsewhere; that, therefore, it is a productive source of theory about current conditions world-wide. The workshop, open to faculty and students,...

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Julio Decker

Julio Decker

WIGH Fellow 2013-2014
Lecturer in North American History, University of Bristol, UK

Research interests: The transnational history of American and German colonial railways, 1884–1918.

Omar Gueye

Omar Gueye

Visiting Scholar, Fall 2017
WIGH Fellow 2013-2014
Professor of History, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal

Research interests: Labor in postwar French West Africa; and social history in Africa.

Steven Serels

Steven Serels

WIGH Fellow 2013-2014
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

Research interests: Historical forces underpinning food insecurity among pastoralist communities residing along Africa's Red Sea...

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Florian Weber

Florian Weber

Visiting Scholar, Spring 2014
PhD Candidate in Economic History, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Florian Weber studied Economic History and Economics at University of Zurich and Autonomous University of Madrid. He obtained his MA degree in 2012...

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Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra

WIGH Fellow 2014-2015
Assistant Professor, UGC Centre for Study of Indian Diaspora, School of Social Sciences at the University of Hyderabad, India

Research Interests: Transnational flows of Indian labour during the Age of Empire; and cultural continuum in Indian diaspora.

Lydia Walker

Lydia Walker

WIGH Graduate Research Fellow, 2014
PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University

Research Interests: International and diplomatic history; insurgency and intervention; international institutions; US foreign policy during the Cold...

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Cyrus Veeser

Cyrus Veeser

Professor of History, Bentley University

Cyrus Veeser is Associate Professor of History at Bentley University. His research interests include modernization in colonies and LDCs, 1870-1930; U....

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Kiran  Klaus Patel

Kiran Klaus Patel

Professor of European and Global History, Universiteit Maastricht, the Netherlands

Kiran Klaus Patel is Professor of European and Global History at Maastricht University where he also serves as head of the Department of History....

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