19th Century

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.

Jim  Downs

Jim Downs

WIGH Associate 2015-2016
Associate Professor of History, Connecticut College

Jim Downs is the author of Sick from Freedom: African American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction. He is...

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Holger Droessler

Holger Droessler

WIGH Associate
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Bard College
Ph.D., Harvard (2015)

Research Interests: 19th-century U.S. history, colonialism, global labor history, Pacific history


Marcelo Ferraro

PhD Candidate in History, Universidade de São Paulo
Global Fellow at Harvard University, 2015

Marcelo Ferraro has a degree in Law and in History from the University of São Paulo and is currently a student in the graduate program in social history....

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Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Alejandro de la Fuente

Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics
Professor of African and African American Studies and of History
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University
Institute of Afro-Latin American Studies
104 Mt. Auburn St, 3R Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Justin F. Jackson

Justin F. Jackson

Visiting Fellow, WIGH
Assistant Professor of History, Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Research Interests: United States in the world; US empire; global labor history; war and society; Cuba; and Philippines.
Ritesh Jaiswal

Ritesh Jaiswal

Graduate Research Fellow, Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations
PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Delhi
Research Interests: History of South and Southeast Asian Migration in Global Perspective, Labour history, Kangani and Maistry systems of Migration.
Martine Jean

Martine Jean

Visiting Fellow 2018-2019, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations
Visiting Fellow, Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University

During her stay at the WCFIA, Martine Jean will complete her monograph on the advent of the penitentiary in Brazil with a focus on the Casa de Correção (...

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Alex Keyssar

Alex Keyssar

Matthew W. Stirling, Jr., Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Alexander Keyssar is the Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy. An historian by training, he has specialized in the...

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