Social History

Zhanna Popova

Global Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (spring 2016). PhD Candidate, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam.

Research interests: History of unfree labor, forced migration, and penal regimes; social history of Russia and the Soviet Union; and global history.

1727 Cambridge Street
room E210
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3567

Sheng Li

PhD Candidate in History, East China Normal University
Global Fellow at Harvard, 2016

Research interests:
Population history of America, especially the aging population, from a historical and global perspective

HIST 2919B - International Society in Global Context: Seminar





A year-long research and reading course on the history of international society in global context from the early modern period to the near present. Themes include international thought; imperial, national, and post national orders; and projects of civilization, development, and modernization in global context.  Students must complete both terms of this course (parts A and B) within the same academic year in order to receive credit.

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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Omar Gueye

Omar Gueye

Visiting Scholar, Fall 2017
WIGH Fellow 2013-2014
Professor of History, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal

Research interests: Labor in postwar French West Africa; and social history in Africa.

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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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
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