Steering Committee

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Michèle Lamont

Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Departments of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University
Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 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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1737 Cambridge Street, Room K218A
Cambridge MA 02138
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Melani Cammett

Acting Center Director (2019–2020); Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Chair, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate.
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, private, and nonstate actors and Middle East politics.

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1737 Cambridge Street, Room K213
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Daniel Carpenter

Faculty Associate. Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Steering Committee Member, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.

Research interests: The political economy of government regulation and health and petitioning in North American political development, examining comparisons and connections to petitioning histories in Europe and India.

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1737 Cambridge Street, Room K405
Cambridge, MA 02138
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John Comaroff

Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, Departments of African and African American Studies and Anthropology; Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies
Steering Committee Member, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.

Research interests: Crime, policing, and the state; democracy and difference; and postcolonial politics and law in South Africa.

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12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Diane Davis

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism; Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.
Steering Committee Member, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.

Research interests: Conflict cities; the politics of insecurity; Latin America; cities of the Global South; and relationships between urban violence, informality, policing, and the rule of law.

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48 Quincy Street
Gund Hall #319
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Evelynn Hammonds

Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science; Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University. 
Steering Committee Member, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.

Research interests: History of scientific, medical, and sociopolitical concepts of race, the history of disease and public health, gender in science and medicine and African-American history.

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12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Jennifer Hochschild

Faculty Associate. Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Harvard College Professor.
Steering Committee Member, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.

Research interests: American politics, political philosophy, comparative politics of race and ethnicity, and immigrant incorporation and racial politics in the United States and Europe.

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1737 Cambridge Street, Room K412
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Lucie White

Faculty Associate. Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.
Steering Committee Member, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.

Research interests: International law, human rights, poverty law, economic and social inequality, and sub-Saharan Africa.

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1525 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02138