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Research Affiliate Program

The Mittal Institute Research Affiliates Program accepts a limited number of researchers and faculty each year whose area of interest is South Asia.  Research Affiliates will contribute to the academic study of South Asia on campus by bringing their expertise on a wide range of issues to the University.

 

The Mittal Institute allows for applications from scholars, professors and researchers who have completed a Ph.D., who are visitors at Harvard, or are in residence in the New England region, whose presence at the University can support Harvard faculty and student research.

Research Affiliates are appointed by The Mittal Institute Committee for a one year academic term after review of a submitted CV, letter of interest which outlines current area(s) of research, along with a reference to a Harvard faculty member working in the affiliates’ field of study.

The Mittal Institute Research Affiliates will receive a Harvard ID that provides library privileges to the 70+ Harvard University Libraries. In addition, Research Affiliates will receive regular mailings and invitations to Harvard/The Mittal Institute events, lectures and symposia.  The Mittal Institute Research Affiliates are encouraged to participate in and/or organize seminars based on The Mittal Institute faculty research interests at least once during the academic year. In addition, Research Affiliates are asked to be available to Harvard students and scholars for research inquiries related to their area of research.

Affiliates are appointed without stipend, and they are expected to provide their own funding and living expenses.  Affiliates are not housed in The Mittal Institute offices, and must independently arrange for work space as well as administrative support. At the end of a Research affiliate tenure, scholars are requested to submit a paper on their year’s research that will be published as part of The Mittal Institute’s Working Paper series.

Applications for the The Mittal Institute Research Affiliate program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Application Components:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letter from Harvard faculty (this may be emailed by the faculty member directly to sainit@fas.harvard.edu

Send application components by email or mail to:

sainit@fas.harvard.edu
The Mittal Institute

Att: Research Affiliate
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

 

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2018-2019 Research Affiliates


Muhammad H. Zaman

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health, Boston UniversityProfile

Salil Shetty

Senior Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy SchoolProfile

Sujata Saunik

Takemi Fellow, Harvard TH Chan School of Public HealthProfile

Ronak D. Desai

Law and Security Fellow at New America, Washington, D.C.Profile

Hasna J. Moudud

Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014Profile

2017-2018 Research Affiliates


Vineeta Sinha

Head, South Asian Studies Program & Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of SingaporeProfile

Alka Palrecha

Humphrey Fellow, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, 2017-2018Profile

Ronak D. Desai

Law and Security Fellow at New America, Washington, D.C.Profile

Hasit Shah

Journalist; Former Nieman-Berkman Fellow in Journalism Innovation Profile

Hasna J. Moudud

Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014Profile

2016-2017 Research Affiliates


Fauzia E. Ahmed

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Women’s Studies, Miami University of Ohio
ProfileWorking Paper #1Working Paper #2

Hasna J. Moudud

Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014Profile

Shreyas Navare

Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International AffairsProfile

Hasit Shah

Journalist; Former Nieman-Berkman Fellow in Journalism Innovation Profile

2015-2016 Research Affiliates


Fauzia E. Ahmed

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Women’s Studies, Miami University of Ohio
ProfileWorking Paper #1Working Paper #2

Hasna J. Moudud

Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014Profile

2014-2015 Research Affiliates


Fauzia E. Ahmed

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Women’s Studies, Miami University of Ohio
ProfileWorking Paper #1Working Paper #2

Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston CollegeProfile

Hasna J. Moudud

Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014Profile

2013-2014 Research Affiliate


Mumtaz Anwar, PhD

Research Fellow at Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) Germany, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore (Pakistan)ProfileLinkedin

2012-2013 Research Affiliates


Vanita Yadav

Visiting Scholar
Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, MIT
Profile

Manjari Chatterjee Miller

Assistant Professor of International Relations
Boston University
Profile