Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Graduate Student Associate Alumni Directory


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About the Directory

The database contains information on Weatherhead Center Graduate Student Associates (GSA) going back to the program's inception in 1970. You can search the directory on the following information. Items in bold can be adjusted to filter and narrow down the number of results. Use the Full Text Search box to search the entire text of the database:

  • First and Last Name
  • Years as a Graduate Student Associate
  • PhD Granting Department at Harvard
  • Year of Graduation
  • Current Employer, Employer's Department, Job Title
  • Dissertation Title
  • Research Subject Keyword
  • Research Geo Keyword including country or region

About the GSA Program

The Graduate Student Associates (GSA) program was created in 1970 and is one of the Center's oldest and most valued programs. Currently directed by Weatherhead Faculty Associate Erez Manela, professor of history, the program welcomes applicants from any of Harvard's graduate and professional schools. The Center supports more than twenty doctoral candidates from advanced degree programs that include African and African American studies, anthropology, architecture and urban planning, the classics, government, history, history of science, law, public policy, religion, and sociology.

The goal of the GSA program is to provide a supportive and stimulating interdisciplinary environment in which promising graduate students can interact with one another, as well as with faculty, visiting scholars, and experienced practitioners at the Center, as they complete their dissertations and begin their transition to professional careers.

If you are a former GSA and want to update your information on this directory, please fill out our update form. For all other questions, please contact Student Programs and Fellowships Coordinator Clare Putnam: