People

We are a community of students, scholars, and staff who share a dedication to understanding the region more deeply.

Center Associate
Jeffrey Burds is Associate Professor of History at Northeastern University and an Associate of the Davis Center at Harvard University.
Fields
Fellow
Ingrid Burke Friedman is an experienced journalist and former diplomat whose research focuses on international scientific cooperation efforts.
Staff
Donna Cardarelli is the Research Programs Coordinator at the Davis Center.
Alumni
Frances Cayton is a graduate of the REECA Master's Program.
Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Lindsay Ceballos was a postdoctoral fellow at the Davis Center during the 2020–2021 academic year.
Graduate Student Associate
Jason is a PhD student in History at Harvard University, where he studies ice and snow in the Soviet Union and China.
Center Associate
My research and teaching interests focus on the nexus of ethics, contract and history.
Faculty Associate
Natalia Chirkov is Preceptor in Slavic Languages and Literatures (Russian) at Harvard University.
Executive Committee
Faculty Associate
Steven Clancy is Senior Lecturer on Slavic Languages and Literatures and Director of the Slavic Language Program at Harvard University.