Concentration Advisors in the Houses

2016-17

ADAMS: Naima Green is a 2nd year doctoral student in Harvard's Government Department, where she focuses on international relations. Prior to beginning her PhD studies, she served for five years as a U.S. diplomat in Egypt and China. Naima received a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor’s with Honors from Stanford. She speaks Arabic and Chinese.

Office hours in Adams: by appointment.

CABOT: Gabriel Katsh is a lecturer in the Department of Government and a resident tutor at Currier House. His academic interests include contemporary political thought, constitutional law, and bioethics. He holds a PhD and AM from the Department of Government and an AB from the Social Studies program at Harvard. 

Office hours in Cabot: by appointment.

CURRIER: Gabriel Katsh is a lecturer in the Department of Government and a resident tutor at Currier House. His academic interests include contemporary political thought, constitutional law, and bioethics. He holds a PhD and AM from the Department of Government and an AB from the Social Studies program at Harvard.

Office house in Currier: by appointment.

DUNSTER: Soledad Prillaman is a sixth year Ph.D. student in the Government Department, focusing on the political economy of development and the politics of the welfare state in South Asia and Latin America. She is originally from Houston and received her B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Texas A&M University in 2011. She is also a resident tutor for Dunster House and looks forward to meeting you!

Office Hours in Dunster House: by appointment.

ELIOT: Michael Hankinson is a Ph.D. Candidate in Government and Social Policy. His research focuses on political behavior within a spatial context, with a special interest in how individuals think about land use and housing development. His dissertation, "Why is housing so hard to build?" looks at the politics of urban housing from the perspectives of homeowners and renters.

Please email Michael at mhankins@fas.harvard.edu to schedule an advising appointment.

KIRKLAND:  Becca Goldstein is a third-year PhD student in Government. Her research focuses on the politics of policing, program evaluation, and prisoner reentry. She graduated from Harvard College in 2013 with a B.A. in Statistics. She was a resident tutor in Kirkland House from 2013 to 2015, and now serves as a non-res tutor.

Office hours in Kirkland House: by appointment.

LEVERETT: Taylor Lane is a third-year JD/MBA student at Harvard University and received her B.A. in Government from Harvard College in 2011. She is interested in renewable energy development and energy policy in the U.S. more broadly. Prior to graduate school, Taylor spent three years with PowerAdvocate, a software and consulting firm focused on the energy industry. Last summer, Taylor interned with Chadbourne & Parke's project finance group in New York, and most recently, she interned with NextEra Energy's storage development group. Outside of school, Taylor likes to spend her time running, rock climbing, and backpacking. She is a tutor in Leverett House and can often be seen in Leverett courtyard with her greyhound, Phil.

Office hours in Leverett dining hall, and please email Taylor at taclane@post.harvard.edu to make an appointment.

LOWELL: Sarah James is a third year in the Government and Social Policy PhD program.  She is particularly interested in studying inequality, housing, and the civic impacts of education policy.  Prior to starting her PhD program, Sarah spent five years working at a charter high school in South Boston, first as a teacher and then as a high school principal (a job she got initially through Teach For America).   In her spare time she enjoys cooking, doing yoga and barre, and spending time with her fiance and friends.  Sarah earned a B.A. in Plan II Honors and government from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in Education from Boston University.  Sarah misses working with students and is so excited to work with government students as they figure out the best next steps.

Office Hours in Lowell House: by appointment.

MATHER: Carolyn Killea is a 2L at HLS. She concentrated in Government at Harvard College and wrote a thesis on the effects of military dictatorship on political values in Argentina. In her spare time, she enjoys reading too much armchair sociology, pretending to like running, and advocating hard for the null hypothesis. Carolyn is also a pre-law and fellowships tutor in Mather house. She looks forward to meeting you this year! 

Office hours in Mather: by appointment.

PFORZHEIMER: Gabriel Katsh is a lecturer in the Department of Government and a resident tutor at Currier House. His academic interests include contemporary political thought, constitutional law, and bioethics. He holds a PhD and AM from the Department of Government and an AB from the Social Studies program at Harvard. 

Office hours in PfoHo: by appointment.

QUINCY: Rush Doshi is a third-year PhD student in Harvard’s Government Department. His research explores international relations and China's foreign and defense policy, and increasingly India's as well. Rush graduated from Princeton with a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School and then spent a year in China as a Fulbright researcher. For the last few years, he worked in Washington, DC as an international economic analyst and subsequently as a defense analyst on Department of Defense projects. He enjoys music, photography, trivia, critically-acclaimed television shows, and learning languages. He is also a resident tutor and fellowships adviser in Quincy House.

Office Hours in Quincy House: by appointment

WINTHROP: Aaron Watanabe is a first year PhD student in the Government Department. His research interests include populism, democratization, and the politics of Latin America. Originally from Vermont, he graduated from Harvard in 2014 with a B.A. in Government and then earned an MPhil in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar. Outside of political science, he enjoys running, playing squash, learning languages, and traveling.

Please email Aaron (awatanabe@g.harvard.edu) to schedule an advising appointment.