March 15, 2022
In her 2022 Harvard Horizons project, “The Secret-Seekers: Renaissance Writers and the Birth of Code,” the PhD student Vanessa Braganza seeks not only to reveal the ways that ciphers shaped early modern English literature but also to inspire both literary critics and general readers to look more closely at texts and question what we think we know.
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 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.
January 20, 2022
Eight scholars appointed studying topics from implicit bias to religion and Hollywood
December 17, 2021
As Christmas 2021 approaches, Rev. Dr. Matthew Ichihashi Potts, PhD ’13, speaks about a Christian ethics that is at odds with white supremacy and cultural hegemony.
November 15, 2021
GSAS PhD candidate Bulelani Jili explores what motivates countries in Africa to engage with China, particularly in the realm of information and communication technology.
September 22, 2021
PhD candidate Walid Akef's research challenges how we think about Islamic art and expands our understanding of how two worlds thought to be very different from one another—Islam and Christianity—were actually deeply intertwined.
July 7, 2021
GSAS student Akhil Thomas studies Hinduism and Christianity, illuminating the influence the traditions have had on each other in his home country in order to expand our understanding of both.
May 18, 2021
“Cracking the Culture around Careers” covered an important but sometimes sensitive topic in the lives of PhD students: the tightening of the academic job market and the very real need for students—and even alumni—to consider jobs outside academia.
May 11, 2021
“Everything is theoretically impossible until it is done,” wrote the American science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein in 1952. He might have been talking about the logistics of creating a campus-like experience via Zoom during a...

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