GSAS is pleased to announce the 2017 Horizons Scholars, eight PhD students whose ideas, innovations, and insights have the potential to reshape their disciplines. These students have been selected by the Harvard Horizons Faculty Fellows as representatives of the high aspirations and the extraordinary achievements of Harvard University’s PhD programs. They form the fifth class of the Society of Horizons Scholars, a fellowship cohort that will offer 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 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in Sanders Theatre.

The 2017 Horizons Scholars

and their project titles

Robin Gong

Robin Gong, Statistics
Rethinking Low-Resolution Statistical Inference with Random Sets

John Harpham
John Harpham, Government
The Intellectual Origins of American Slavery
Nancy Khalil
Nancy Khalil, Anthropology
Without a Profession: The Politics of Being and Becoming an Imam in the US
Shay Neufeld

Shay Neufeld, Medical Sciences
To Explore or to Exploit? Investigating How the Brain Decides Whether to Try Something New, or Stick with What It Knows

Evander Price
Evander Price, American Studies
The Future Monument
Frederick Reece
Frederick Reece, Music
Ringing False: Music Analysis, Forgery, and the Technologies of Truth
Christalyn Rhodes
Christalyn Rhodes, Biological Sciences in Public Health
Cold Migration: The Role of Viral-Induced Epithelial Cell Migration in Asthmatic Exacerbations
Xiawei Wang
Xiawei Wang, Astronomy
Quasar Outflows: Unravelling the Mysteries of the High Energy Universe

Announcing the 2017 Horizons Scholars