Past Affiliates

Westenley Alcenat

Westenley Alcenat

WIGH Associate 2015-2016
PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University

Westenley (Wes) Alcenat is a PhD candidate in history at Columbia University in New York City. His research interest is in comparative U.S and Caribbean...

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Daniel Barcia

Undergraduate Associate; Undergraduate Research Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. Department of History, Harvard College.

Research interests: The uprising of a runaway slave community in Florida during the Second Seminole War.

Jody Benjamin

Jody Benjamin

WIGH Graduate Research Fellow, 2013
Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside

Jody Benjamin is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside. He received his PhD from Harvard University in the...

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J. Bohorquez

Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (spring 2016). PhD, Department of History, European University Institute.

Research interests: History of Europe during early modern times, particularly the political economy of the Iberian Empires; global capital; merchant networks; slave traffic; Asian trade; and global cities.

1727 Cambridge Street
room E209
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-0928
Pepijn Brandon

Pepijn Brandon

Visiting Fellow 2017-2018, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations
Senior Researcher, International Institute of Social History
Assistant Professor, History Department, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Research Interests: The history of Dutch capitalism in global comparative perspective; war and economic development; and slavery.
Amitava Chowdhury

Amitava Chowdhury

2013-2014 WIGH Fellow
Associate Professor of History, Queen's University, Canada

Amitava Chowdhury is an historian and historical archaeologist of agrarian labour regimes and colonial plantations in the British Caribbean and the Indian...

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Christoph  Conrad

Christoph Conrad

Spring 2017 Visiting Scholar
Professor of Contemporary History, Department of General History, University of Geneva.

Research Interests: Global aging; comparative history of welfare states; and history of historiography.

Pim de Zwart

WIGH Global Fellow
PhD Candidate in History, International Institute of Social History, the Netherlands

Pim de Zwart studied (economic) history at Utrecht University, the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and the London School of Economics. He...

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1727 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138
p: 617-496-3586
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.

Jean-Philippe Dedieu

Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (spring 2016). Research Fellow, Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences; Visiting Scholar, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University.

Research interests: African history; African migrations; world history; comparative politics; and historical and ethnographic methodology.

1727 Cambridge Street
room E210
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3586
Ablaye Diouf

Ablaye Diouf

Volkswagen Global Fellow 2017, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations
PhD Candidate, Ecole Doctorale Etudes sur l’Homme et la Société (ET.HO.S), Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar-Senegal
Research Interests: Youth issues and youth employment in Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa; public policy related to vocational training; and sustainable... Read more about Ablaye Diouf
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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