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Announcing the 2023 Harvard Horizons Scholars

Nine appointees study topics from black holes to mental health and cooling solutions for a warming world

GSAS is pleased to announce the 2023 Harvard Horizons Scholars, who have been selected by the Harvard Horizons Faculty Fellows as representatives of the extraordinary researchers who make up Harvard’s PhD community. These nine students form the tenth class of the Society of Horizons Scholars, a fellowship cohort that offers opportunities for long-lasting community, mentorship, and professional and academic growth. The scholars will receive in-depth mentoring on the art of effective presentation, preparing them for a campus-wide symposium on April 11, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. in Sanders Theatre.

The 2023 Harvard Horizons Scholars


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Gbemisola Abiola, African and African American Studies

In the Wake of Boko Haram’s Terror: A Study of Internal Displacement in northeast Nigeria


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Floor Broekgaarden, Astronomy

Gravitational Wave Paleontology: a new Frontier to Explore the Lives of Stars to the Edge of our Observable Universe


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Steven Kasparek, Psychology

Differentiating Between Us & Them: The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Implicit Biases and Mental Health Across Development


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Ryan Keen, Population Health Sciences

Housing Insecurity and Homelessness: Longitudinal Investigations to Better Understanding the Biological Embedding During Childhood

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Lydia Krasilnikova, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Tracing COVID-19 outbreaks to learn about the effect of vaccination and boosting on risk of infection and transmission

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Adam Longenbach, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning

Stagecraft/Warcraft: The Rise of the Military Mock Village in the American West, 1942–1953

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Garry Mitchell, Education

Beyond Equality: Exploring the Ethical Dimensions of College Preparatory School Programs as Mobility Boosters for Marginalized Youth

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Jinyoung Seo, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Reinventing Air Conditioning with Chemistry

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Emilio Vavarella, Art, Film, and Visual Studies

Techniques and Technologies of Thought: A Short History of Media Models

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