People

People

IQSS is comprised of a community of exceptional scholars and staff, who collaborate on and provide support for a wide range of social science research.

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Andrew Juraschek

Andrew Juraschek

Associate Director
Andrew Juraschek is the Associate Director of IQSS. In this role, under the direction of the Faculty Director, Andrew partners with the academic, technical, and administrative leadership of the Institute to develop and maintain the various functions and emerging projects across IQSS.

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Emmanuel Akyeampong

Emmanuel Akyeampong

Oppenheimer Faculty Director, Center for African Studies
Ellen Gurney Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Professor Akyeampong joined the History faculty at Harvard upon receiving his PhD in African History from the University of Virginia in 1993. He...

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James Alt

James Alt

Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Emeritus, Department of Government

James E. Alt is the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Emeritus. His current interests are in comparative political economy; the interaction of...

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Andrew Ballard

Andrew Ballard

Assistant Professor, Department of Government, American University
Assistant Professor of Government at American University specializing in Congressional institutions and elections, applied statistics, and machine learning.
Hillel Bavli

Hillel Bavli

Assistant Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University

Hillel Bavli is an Assistant Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law and an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science.  He is an experienced litigation attorney whose teaching and scholarship interests are in the areas of evidence law, tort law, complex litigation, law and economics, and empirical legal studies... Read more about Hillel Bavli

Joseph Blitzstein

Joseph Blitzstein

Professor of the Practice in Statistics, Department of Statistics

I'm Joe Blitzstein, an  Professor of the Practice in Statistics at Harvard University. I finished my Ph.D. work at Stanford University in 2006, advised by the inimitable Persi Diaconis. My research is a mixture of statistics, probability, and combinatorics. I'm especially interested in graphical models, complex networks, and Monte Carlo algorithms (including both sequential importance sampling and Markov chains).

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Peter Bol

Peter Bol

Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Peter K. Bol is the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. His research is centered on the history of China’s cultural elites at the national and local levels from the 7th to the 17th century. He is the author of "This Culture of Ours": Intellectual Transitions in T'ang and Sung China, Neo-Confucianism in History... Read more about Peter Bol

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Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law
Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Tomiko Brown-Nagin is an award-winning legal historian and expert in constitutional law and education law and policy. She has published articles and book chapters on the Supreme Court’s equal protection jurisprudence, civil rights law and history, the Affordable Care Act and education reform in the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the Duke Law Journal and the Journal of Law & Education... Read more about Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Melani Cammett

Melani Cammett

Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government
Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population, Chan School of Public Health

Melani Cammett is Professor of Government at Harvard University. She specializes in the political economy of development and the Middle East and North...

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Dara Kay Cohen

Dara Kay Cohen

Professor of Public Policy, HKS

Dara Kay Cohen is Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests span the field of international relations, including international security, civil war and the dynamics of violence, and gender and conflict... Read more about Dara Kay Cohen

Fiery Cushman

Fiery Cushman

John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, FAS

Cushman's research investigates how people learn and make decisions in social contexts. He is especially interested in moral judgment and decision-making. Current research projects include: Why, and how, did punishment evolve? What are the emotional systems that prevent us... Read more about Fiery Cushman

David Cutler

David Cutler

Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Economics

David Cutler has developed an impressive record of achievement in both academia and the public sector. He served as Assistant Professor of Economics from 1991 to 1995, was named John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Social Sciences in 1995, and received tenure in 1997. He is currently the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the department of economics and Kennedy School of Government and... Read more about David Cutler

Melissa Dell

Melissa Dell

Professor of Economics, Department of Economics

Melissa Dell is a professor in the Economics Department and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research focuses on long-run economic development, primarily in Latin America and Asia. She has examined the impacts of weather... Read more about Melissa Dell

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Layane Alhorr

Layane Alhorr

PhD Candidate, Kennedy School of Government

Layane is a PhD candidate in Public Policy interested in research at the intersection of development, labor, and behavioral economics. Her current research explores the effect of access to digital communication technologies on entrepreneurship by marginalized groups... Read more about Layane Alhorr

Anthony Bald

Anthony Bald

PhD Candidate in Public Policy, GSAS

Anthony is a PhD candidate in Public Policy. His research interests are in the fields of public economics and labor economics. His work in public economics focuses on the economics of child welfare and impact of foster care... Read more about Anthony Bald

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María Ballesteros

PhD Student at the Department of Government
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Prize Fellow

Maria Ballesteros is a PhD Student in Government at Harvard University using quantitative methods to study the role of gender in political violence. Originally from Mexico City, María graduated with honors from ITAM with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to coming to Harvard... Read more about María Ballesteros

Le Bao

Le Bao

PhD Candidate, Department of Government, American University
Graduate Fellow, Center for Data Science, American University

Le Bao is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government and a Graduate Fellow of the Center for Data Science at American University. He studies...

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Sean Bock

Sean Bock

Graduate student, Department of Sociology
I am a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. My research uses quantitative approaches to study topics broadly related to political... Read more about Sean Bock

Jacob Brown

PhD Candidate in Government, GSAS
Jul 2017 - May 2022
Jessie Bullock

Jessie Bullock

PhD Candidate in Government, GSAS

Jessie is a PhD student in the Department of Government. She studies Comparative Politics and Political EcoNomy, with substantive interests in urban development, large-scale corruption, organized crime, and bureaucracy. Thus far, she has concentrated her research... Read more about Jessie Bullock

Gwen Calais-Haase

Gwen Calais-Haase

PhD Candidate, Department of Government

Gwen Calais-Haase is a PhD Candidate with an academic focus on American Politics, Congress, Legislative Procedure, and Representation.

Antonio Camara

António Câmara

PhD Candidate in Government, GSAS

António Câmara is a PhD student in the Department of Government. His research is at the intersection of politics and computing. Methodologically, he is interested in using and creating machine learning, natural language processing, and game theoretic models to study political behavior and public opinion... Read more about António Câmara

Shelby Carvalho

Shelby Carvalho

PhD Candidate in Government, GSAS

Shelby is an advanced doctoral candidate, Presidential Merit Fellow, and Fulbright recipient in Government. Her work focuses broadly on the political economy of education and employment and on migration and forced displacement in low- and middle-income countries with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Outside of Harvard... Read more about Shelby Carvalho

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Angela Eichhorst

Angela Eichhorst

Research Assistant, Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS)
Undergraduate in Comparative Religion and Classics, FAS

Angela Eichhorst is a senior at the College studying Comparative Religion and Classics. She is interested in using surveys to measure sensitive topics including religious, political, and cultural belief, and personal identity. She has been part of IQSS’ team working on survey transparency... Read more about Angela Eichhorst

Emily Feng

Emily Feng

Undergraduate in Social Studies and Philosophy, Harvard College

Emily Feng is a sophomore at Harvard College pursuing a joint concentration in Social Studies and Philosophy. She is interested in comparative studies of democratization, modes of judicial review, and algorithmic fairness... Read more about Emily Feng

Yi Hua Chen

Yi Hua Chen

Undergraduate in Quantitative Biology, Harvard College
Yi is a junior at Harvard College studying Chemical & Physical Biology. She is interested in understanding how individual components of biology work... Read more about Yi Hua Chen
Casey Traverse

Casey Traverse

Communications Coordinator Intern, LISH
Casey Traverse is the Communications Coordinator Intern at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard. She serves to manage all marketing and PR-related... Read more about Casey Traverse
Seo-Hyun Yoo

Seo-Hyun Yoo

Research Assistant, Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS)
Undergraduate in Environmental Science and Public Policy; secondary concentration in Global Health and Health Policy and citation in Spanish

Seo-Hyun is interested in the intersection of health and environmental change, particularly regarding marine ecosystems. Associated with IQSS, she is working on a project examining changes in nutrition... Read more about Seo-Hyun Yoo

Samuel Arbesman

Samuel Arbesman

Research Fellow in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School

Sam Arbesman is a Research Fellow in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, working in the group of Nicholas Christakis. He completed a PhD in...

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Scott Bell

Scott Bell

Lead Instructor, GIS Institute (CGA)Professor, Dept of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan
Scott is the Lead Instructor for the CGA GIS Institute. Scott has expertise in advanced applications of GIS and GIS training for academic research. He holds an... Read more about Scott Bell
J'Reyesha Brannon

J'reyesha Brannon

Harvard Climate Justice Design Fellow

J'reyesha is a born and raised Portlander. She is a University of Portland alumni (’15), where she graduated with a degree in civil engineering with an environmental focus and minor. J'reyesha currently works as a design engineer and project manager for the City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services... Read more about J'reyesha Brannon

Erik Buunk

Erik Buunk

IQSS Affiliate

Erik has a master's in Environmental Science and experience in IT implementations, software development, SCRUM and Lean/Six Sigma and graphic design... Read more about Erik Buunk

Yafei Chen

Yafei Chen

Visiting Scholar, China Biograhical Database (CBDB)

Yafei Chen is a visiting scholar in the China...

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Yuting Chen

Yuting Chen

Visiting fellow, Center for Geographic Analysis

Yuting Chen is a PhD student from the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research primarily revolves around virtual geographic environment, geographic knowledge engineering and geospatial big data analysis... Read more about Yuting Chen

Carlos Claussell Velez

Carlos Claussell Velez

Climate Justice Design Fellow

Carlos Claussell Velez (he/his/él), an Afro-Caribbean from Puerto Rico based in Philadelphia, works in the intersections of Climate Change, Social and Environmental justice in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Trained as an architect and engineer, Carlos focuses on implementing equity-driven, community-centered processes... Read more about Carlos Claussell Velez

Bryce J. Dietrich

Bryce J. Dietrich

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy
Assistant Professor of Social Science Informatics, Political Science, and Iowa Informatics Initiative, University of Iowa
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Lazer Lab, Northeastern University
My research uses Novel quantitative, automated, and machine learning methods to analyze Non-traditional data sources such as audio (or speech) data and video... Read more about Bryce J. Dietrich
Babak Fotouhi

Babak Fotouhi

JSMF Post-doctoral Fellow at the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University

Babak employs concepts from sociology, behavioral economics, and network science to study human behavior... Read more about Babak Fotouhi

Robert Gahl

Robert Gahl

Visiting Faculty Fellow, Human Flourishing Program
Associate Professor of Ethics, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

Robert Gahl is the Vice Director of the Markets, Culture, and Ethics (MCE) Research Centre and of the Program of Church Management at the Pontifical...

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Ce Gao

Ce Gao

Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University
Peking University

Intellectual history of pre-modern China and database of digital humanity (CBDB)

Blaine Gaustad

Blaine Gaustad

Associate of IQSS, China Biographical Database

Research interests: Qing Dynasty popular religions; State and religion in Qing China; White Lotus sects: White Lotus uprising, 1796-1805.

Kirk Goldsberry

Kirk Goldsberry

Associate of IQSS

 

Between UCSB, Michigan State, Harvard, and UT-Austin, I’ve been teaching at universities for over a decade. My courses aim to enable students to harness the power of graphic communication by understanding fundamental concepts as well as learning contemporary design techniques. I am currently teaching Sports Analytics... Read more about Kirk Goldsberry

Brian Guay

Brian Guay

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Political Science & Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Brian Guay is a postdoctoral researcher at MIT in the Department of Political Science & Sloan School of Management. Brian’s research is at the intersection of political behavior and methodology, with a specific focus on misinformation and polarization... Read more about Brian Guay

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Ying Chen

Ying Chen

Research Associate & Data Scientist, Human Flourishing Program

Ying Chen, Sc.D., serves as an empirical research scientist for the program. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School... Read more about Ying Chen

Andrew Juraschek

Andrew Juraschek

Associate Director
Andrew Juraschek is the Associate Director of IQSS. In this role, under the direction of the Faculty Director, Andrew partners with the academic, technical, and administrative leadership of the Institute to develop and maintain the various functions and emerging projects across IQSS.
Alexandra Kesick

Alexandra Kesick

Research Associate/Project Coordinator, Laboratory for Innovation Science

 

Alexandra Kesick is a Research Associate/Project Coordinator at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard. Prior to her work at LISH, she was a Faculty Support Specialist at Harvard Business School... Read more about Alexandra Kesick

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Administrative Support

Dataverse

Product Development

Mike Reekie

Mike Reekie

Sr Project Manager for Engineering and Technical Operations

Technical Support

Mike Reekie

Mike Reekie

Sr Project Manager for Engineering and Technical Operations

Erin Abbott

Visiting Student Researcher
Jun 2020 - Aug 2020

Laura Adler

PhD Candidate in Sociology, GSAS
Feb 2019 - May 2022

Dorothy Ahn

Ph.D. Alumnus, Linguistics
Feb 2017 - May 2019

Sarah Arnold

Visiting Undergraduate Fellow
Jun 2018 - Jul 2018

Vedant Bahl

Research Assistant to Prof. Horacio Larreguy
Feb 2018 - Nov 2018

Diana Barreto

Research Assistant to Prof. Latanya Sweeney
Jun 2018 - Sep 2018

Esat Bayar

Undergraduate Affiliate
Apr 2018 - May 2021

Augustin Bergeron

PhD Candidate in Political Economy and Government
Jan 2020 - May 2021

Lena Borise

PhD Candidate in Linguistics, GSAS
Mar 2016 - May 2019

Jacob Brown

PhD Candidate in Government, GSAS
Jul 2017 - May 2022

Samantha Carr

Visiting Undergraduate Research Intern
Jul 2019 - Aug 2019

Wesley Cash

Research Assistant to Prof. Mahzarin Banaji
Aug 2017 - Dec 2018

Hau Chan

Post Doctoral Fellow
Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Joanne Cheung

Graduate Student in Architecture, GSD
Oct 2017 - May 2018

Moya Chin

PhD Candidate in Economics
Aug 2019 - Nov 2020

Yena Cho

Undergraduate Research Scholar
Oct 2017 - Jul 2018

Nicholas Christakis

Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science, and Professor of Sociology, Yale University
Jul 2012 - Jun 2013

Paolo Corti

Geospatial Engineering Fellow
Feb 2021 - Dec 2021
Nov 2015 - Oct 2018

Paulo Costa

PhD Candidate in Economics, GSAS
Oct 2015 - May 2020
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