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Durba Mitra

Photograph courtesy of Durba Mitra


Harvard’s first professor appointed solely in gender studies


Photograph by SARINYAPINNGAM/iStockPhoto

The “glass ceiling” in the operating room


An art installation designed by local architect Haydee Casellas sits in the center of “Passports: Lives in Transit,” created with glass plates and dozens of passports purchased by the curators on eBay.  

Photograph by Brandon J. Dixon/Harvard Magazine

Houghton exhibit documents “the dream of a globalized world.”


Robert Reid-Pharr

Courtesy of Robert Reid-Pharr

The CUNY scholar will become the first senior faculty hire for the program, which has added new members in recent years.


Raj Chetty

Photograph courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Chetty is a global leader in research on inequality and social mobility.


Illustration by James Yamasaki

Developmental psychologists find a surprising relationship between age and emotional understanding.

July-August 2018

Solar panels on the roof and fixed shading on the windows suggest that this is no ordinary wood-shingled house.

Photograph by Stu Rosner

The Center for Green Buildings and Cities aims to reduce energy used to heat and cool buildings to nearly zero.

July-August 2018

Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad studies one of the most powerful ideas in the American imagination.

July-August 2018

Overharvesting threatens global fisheries with collapse.

Photograph by Getty Images

A worldwide decline in wild saltwater-fish populations threatens subsistence fishermen and the communities they feed.

July-August 2018