Cluster Affiliates

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Michèle Lamont

Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Dept. of Sociology and African & African America Studies, Harvard University.
Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.

Research interests: Culture and inequality, racism and stigma, academia and knowledge, social change and successful societies, and qualitative methods.
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Gbemisola Abiola

Graduate Research Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion; Ph.D. candidate in African and African-American Studies Department, Harvard University.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2020-2021).

Research interests: Critical terrorism studies, anthropologies of political violence, forced migration and displacement studies and post-conflict reconstruction.    

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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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Yael Berda

Faculty Fellow, Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School; Gerard Weinstock Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Harvard University; Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2019-2021).

Research interests: Intersections of sociology of law, bureaucracy and the state, race and racism and sociology of empires.

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Jacqueline Bhabha

Faculty Associate; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population; Director of Research, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health;
Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2020-2021).

Research interests: Discrimination, stigma, racism, migration, refugees, statelessness, children and adolescent rights and child protection, and reparations.

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Melani Cammett

Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Chair, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Steering Committee Member, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.

Research interests: Comparative politics, political economy of development, religion and ethnicity, governance and welfare by public...

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Shelby Carvalho

Graduate Student Affiliate; Graduate Research Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion; Ph.D. candidate in Education, Harvard University.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2020-2021).

Research interests: Education, international development and humanitarian aid, political economy, gender, and forced migration with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.    

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