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.
April 15, 2022
The island of Guam is often seen as important only in the context of its ties to the US, which annexed the island as a territory following the Spanish-American War and now uses it to host a military base. But recent graduate Kristin Oberiano’s dissertation, “Territorial Discontent: Chamorros, Filipinos, and the Making of the United States Empire on Guam,” centers Chamorros, the indigenous people of Guam, and Filipinos in the historical narrative.
April 1, 2022
The New Madrid earthquakes that rocked the present-day states of Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky and Illinois from December 1811 to February 1812 reshaped not only the landscape but also the history of the United States. So why were the quakes all but forgotten by the time of the Civil War? What caused them and could they happen again? Historian of science Conevery Valencius, PhD ’98, explains.
March 14, 2022
An associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University, Herman Pontzer, PhD ’06, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on metabolism and its development throughout human history. In this interview, the author of the bestselling 2021 book, Burn , talks about how we really burn calories, lose weight, and stay healthy.
March 14, 2022
In this interview, Charles Weiss, PhD ’65, discusses his new book, The Survival Nexus , and says that the fate of humanity may well depend on its ability to understand and manage the intersection of science, technology, and world affairs.
March 11, 2022
Fiona Hill, PhD ’98, former deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council, and Harvard Kennedy School Professor Graham Allison, PhD ’68, discuss the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
March 4, 2022
Evolutionary anthropologist Herman Pontzer, PhD '06, explains why the calories we burn every day stay within a fairly narrow range whether we’re gym rats or couch potatoes.
February 15, 2022
In the February episode of Colloquy , we discuss The Black Agenda is a new collection of essays that centers the voices and ideas of Black experts on climate change, public health, economic inequality, education, and many other challenges.

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