Alumni

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Merih Angin

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program (2018-2019); 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, Weatherhead Scholars Program (spring 2020); Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Sociology, 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, Weatherhead Scholars Program (fall 2019); Associate Professor of Political Science, 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

Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program (2018-2019); 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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Kobe De Keere

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

Research interests: Historical transformations of culture, symbolic and moral boundaries, cultural distinction and reproduction of class inequalities, and individualism, governmentality, political attitudes and cultural conflicts.

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Kanishka Elupula

Graduate Research Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2019-2020); Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2019-2020).

Research interests: Caste in elite educational and corporate workspaces in India (particularly in the context of liberalization and the rise of market-centered development discourses), middle-classes, caste, and the politics of development in contemporary India.

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Natalia Gutkowski

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (2017-2019); PhD Porter School of Environmental Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2018-2020).

Research interests: Environmental anthropology; political anthropology; critical agrarian studies; temporality; science, technology, and society; human-nonhuman anthropology; and Israel-Palestine and Jordan.

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Andreas Hackl

Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (2017-2018); Lecturer, Anthropology of Development, University of Edinburgh.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2017-2018).

Research interests: Mobility, migration and displacement, work and labour, urban inequality, cooperation within conflicts, minority politics and stigmatization, recognition and settler colonialism and the Middle East (Israel and Palestine).

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Alicia Harley

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sustainability Science Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2019-2021); Lecturer in Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard College.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2018-2019).

Research interests: Role of institutions (rules, norms, culture, and beliefs) in shaping development pathways in the Anthropocene System and how actors can reorient institutions to meet sustainable development goals, and the consequences of inequality and maldistributions of power on development pathways.

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Antoinette Hetzler

SCANCOR Visiting Scholar (2017-2018); Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, 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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Carmen Ho

Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program (2017-2018); Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Institute of Development Studies, University of Guelph.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2017-2018).

Research interests: Comparative politics, public policy, and development. 

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