Steering Committee

Sven Beckert

Sven Beckert

Laird Bell Professor of American History, Harvard University; WCFIA Faculty Associate

Professor Beckert's research and teaching focus on the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, with a particular emphasis on the history...

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Robinson Hall
Room 119
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617.495.0697
Charles Maier

Charles Maier

Research Professor of History, Harvard University; WCFIA Faculty Associate

Maier is Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History at Harvard and served as director of CES from 1994-2001 and in the fall of 2006. Maier will teach...

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Center for European Studies
Room 121
27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617.495.4303 x273
Emmanuel Akyeampong

Emmanuel Akyeampong

Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies
Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies
WCFIA Faculty Associate
Center for Government and International Studies-South Building
Room S433
1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-3684
Sugata Bose

Sugata Bose

Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University
Co-Chair, WIGH

Bose's field of specialization is modern South Asian and Indian Ocean history. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. His books...

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CGIS South
Room S436
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617.384.7683
Neil Brenner

Neil Brenner

Professor of Urban Theory, Harvard Graduate School of Design
WCFIA Faculty Associate

Neil Brenner is Professor of Urban Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).  His writing and teaching focus on the theoretical,...

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Gund Hall
48 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-2521
Bruno Carvalho

Bruno Carvalho

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Affiliated Professor in African and African American Studies
Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design

Bruno Carvalho works on cities as lived and imagined spaces. He studies...

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518 Boylston Hall
By appointment
Jean Comaroff

Jean Comaroff

Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies
Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology
Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies, Harvard University; Co-Chair, WIGH

Jean Comaroff was educated at the University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics. After a spell as research fellow in medical...

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Barker Center
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-2519
Walter Friedman

Walter Friedman

Lecturer of Business Administration
Director, Business History Initiative, Harvard Business School

Walter A. Friedman is Director of the Business History Initiative and Lecturer.  He edits Business History Review ...

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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
Fax: (617) 495-8511
p: (617) 496-0681

Tamar Herzog

Faculty Associate (on leave 2015–2016). Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs; Professor, Department of History; Radcliffe Alumnae Professor, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Research interests: The relationship between Spain, Portugal, and Latin America in the early modern period.

1730 Cambridge Street
room S425
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-4780
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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