People

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.
Bruno Carvalho

Bruno Carvalho

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies
Co-Director of the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative
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 relationships between cultural practices...

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518 Boylston Hall
On Leave 2021-22 academic year
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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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
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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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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1727 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138
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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.

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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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