May 25, 2022
Very few people have had as profound an impact developing life-saving medicines—and developing the ambitions and potential of like-minded students and fellows at Harvard—as Vicki Sato. Through decades of mentorship, teaching, and...
May 25, 2022
The massacre at Tiananmen Square and the political detentions that followed were a shocking turning point in the world’s understanding of modern China. For John Kamm, they were a call to action. At the time, Kamm was president of Hong Kong...
May 25, 2022
What do museums and libraries, shopping malls, art and design, illustrated children’s literature, world’s fairs, and P. T. Barnum have in common? All are institutions woven into the fabric of American life—and all have had the...
May 25, 2022
On May 25, 2022, for the first time in three years, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) welcomed alumni and friends back to campus to celebrate the presentation of the Centennial Medal to four distinguished graduates who have made fundamental and lasting contributions to knowledge, to their disciplines, to their colleagues, and to society.
May 16, 2022
Yipeng Zhou, who will graduate this month with an MA in regional studies from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) says that the history of Xinjiang, China’s northwestern borderland in Central Asia, provides a lens for examining the evolving political and academic relationship between Russia and China.
May 13, 2022
In the May 2022 episode of GSAS’s Colloquy podcast, we take a deep dive into the graduate student mental health crisis with Dr. Emily Bernstein, PhD ’20, a clinical psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Digital Mental Health.
May 11, 2022
In her doctoral dissertation, “Imagined Histories: Hellenistic Libraries and the Idea of Greece,” recent graduate Alexandra Schultz pushes back against the longstanding narrative of Hellenistic libraries as established, maintained, and used solely by wealthy, “great men.” In doing so, she hopes to shake up the way that scholars look at the history of knowledge.
May 11, 2022
As a postdoctoral researcher at the Mongan Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital , McDowell, PhD ’20, works to uncover the inequities that affect the health of those in the LGBTQ community—especially those who identify as TGD.
May 2, 2022
Graduating student Henry Stoll’s PhD dissertation, “The Unsung Revolution: The Music of Haitian Independence, 1804–1820,” argues that much of early Haitian music followed French traditions, highlighting the difference between European Enlightenment ideals and the real-world treatment of colonies.
April 20, 2022
GSAS graduates convened on campus April 9 for a day of connection and learning at the first in-person Alumni Day program since the start of the global pandemic.

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