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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.

Thomas David

Thomas David

Visiting Scholar, Fall 2019, WIGH
Professor of Social and Politica Sciences, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

During his stay at the WCFIA, Thomas David will complete his monograph on the history of the International Chamber of...

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Alejandro de la Fuente

Alejandro de la Fuente

Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University
Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics
Professor of African and African American Studies and of History

A historian of Latin America and the Caribbean who specializes in the study of comparative slavery and race relations, Professor de la Fuente’s works on...

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Lori De Lucia

Lori De Lucia

Visiting Fellow Fall 2021, WIGH
Berensen Fellow, I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies Spring 2022
Heinz Heinen Fellow at Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, Bonn University

Lori De Lucia is a historian who specializes in the history of slavery in the early modern Mediterranean, with a focus on networks connecting...

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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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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.

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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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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


Sibylle Duhautois

Sibylle Duhautois

2016-2017 WIGH Affiliate
2016-2017 Visiting Fellow, History Department, Harvard University
PhD Candidate in History, Paris Institute of Political Studies, France

Sibylle Duhautois graduated from Sciences Po and holds a Master degree in History. Since 2012 she works in the Futurepol project as a research assistant....

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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