Alumni

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Merih Angin

2018-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Assistant Professor of International Relations, Koç University.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2018-2019).

Research interests: International political economy, international organizations with a particular focus on the IMF and the World Bank, international development, migration, SOE privatizations, investment arbitration, AI, statistical methods, agent-based modelling, computational simulation, machine learning and mixed methods in social sciences. 

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Wolfgang Aschauer

Visiting Scholar (spring 2020), Weatherhead Scholars Program. Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Salzburg.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2019-2020).

Research interests: Social cohesion in the Western world; sociology of Europe; and quantitative methods such as crossnational survey research and equivalence issues in comparative research.

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Kristina Bakkær Simonsen

Visiting Scholar (fall 2019), Weatherhead Scholars Program. Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2019-2020).

Research interests: Intersection of politics and belonging in relation to immigrant integration issues and national identity, from the point of view of minorities and majorities alike. 

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Çetin Çelik

2018-2019 Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Assistant Professor in Sociology, Koç University.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2018-2019).

Research interests: Sociology of migration and education, second-generation immigrant integration, refugee adaptation, ethnic boundaries,  academic resilience, and institutional discrimination in the fields of education.

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Lorenza Fontana

2017-2018 Marie Curie Global Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Lecturer, International Politics at Newcastle University.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2017-2018).

Research interests: Identity politics, theories of recognition and social justice, and contentious politics and social conflict in the Global South. 

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Antoinette Hetzler

2017-2018 SCANCOR visiting scholar. Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology at Lund University.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2017-2019).

Research interests: Social policy and the welfare state, specially conflict at work, changing employment relationships in women dominated professions, and guaranteeing rights while regulating the public sector.

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Ron Levi

Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2018-2019).

Research interests: Internationalization of law, and the social and political dimensions of legal responses to urban crime and atrocities, justifications and claims for recognition in the field of international justice, and research on experiences of law, legal cynicism, and attendant recognition gaps for minority communities in Europe and the US.

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Charlotte Llyod

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2018-2020).

Research interests: Citizenship, reconciliation and transitional justice, recognition, diversity and multiculturalism in workplaces and organizations, transnational development, intimacy and sex work, text mining and analytics, mixed methods.

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Matias López

Researcher, Department of Government, Uppsala University and the Department of Political Science, Lund University.
Affiliate, Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (2017-2019).

Research interests: Causes of democratic stability in contexts of high inequality, how distribution is shaped by elites' reaction to the externalities of inequality, and the relationship between corruption and economic preferences.

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Silvia Rief

2018-2019 Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Innsbruck.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2018-2019).

Research interests: Consumption, the societal provision and allocation of goods, digitalization and everyday life, cultural and economic sociology and socio-economics. 

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