Guide to Faculty Expertise
 

 

Anthropology

For more information, visit the MIT Anthropology website.
 

Manduhai Buyandelger
617-324-5510
manduhai@mit.edu

Globalization/neoliberal governmentality in countries after socialism, namely Mongolia, Russia and post-Soviet Central Asia

Ian Condry
617-452-2709
condry@mit.edu

Spread of twenty-first century cultural movements, particularly in Japan

Michael M.J. Fischer
Room E51-296B
mfischer@mit.edu

Anthropology of biosciences, media circuits, and emergent forms of life

Stefan Helmreich
617-253-9343
sgh2@mit.edu

Marine biology, space, scientific culture

James Howe, Emeritus
617-253-6954
jhowe@mit.edu

Political and historical anthropology,   indigenous-state relations, missionization

Jean Jackson, Emeritus
617-253-6953
jjackson@mit.edu

Medical anthropology, indigenous politics

Erica Caple James
617-253-7321
ejames@mit.edu

Medical humanities, gender and violence, religion and healing, issues of race and human rights

Graham M. Jones
617-715-4969
gmj@mit.edu

Use of language and media in practice, performance, and interaction including magic in Western modernity

Amy Moran-Thomas
617-324-7439
amorant@mit.edu

Cultural anthropologist focusing in global health and medicine

Heather Paxson
617-253-7859
paxson@mit.edu

American food politics, artisanal cheese making, gender, morality and abortion,   contemporary craft movements

Susan Silbey
617-253-6952
ssilbey@mit.edu

Law and science professional ethics, engineering education, women in science

Christine Walley
617-258-7908
cwalley@mit.edu

Gender, social class and identity, science and indigenous knowledge

 

 

Comparative Media Studies / Writing

For contact information, visit the MIT CMS/W website.
 

Vivek Bald
vbald@mit.edu

Documentary film and transmedia

Marcia Bartusiak
617-452-3214
bar2siak@mit.edu

Media and science; astronomy; physics

Eugenia Brinkema
brinkema@mit.edu

Film and media research focusing on violence, affect, sexuality, aesthetics, and ethics

Federico Casalegno
casalegno@mit.edu

Impact of networked digital technologies on human behavior and society

Ian Condry
508-314-2567
condry@mit.edu

Media and globalization; media innovation and economics; new digital media

Sasha Costanza-Chock
schock@mit.edu

Social movements, media justice, and community-led design

Junot Díaz
617-253-4010
junot@mit.edu

Literature and society; literary genre, writing, literary fiction

Fox Harrell
fox.harrell@mit.edu

Imaginative cognition and computation

Heather Hendershot
617-324-4038
hshot@mit.edu

Media and politics; political discourse; American conservatism; film and genre

Eric Klopfer
617-253-2025
klopfer@mit.edu

Digital gaming and STEM education

Helen Elaine Lee
617-253-3060
helee@mit.edu

Fiction, incarceration, prison writing

Thomas Levenson
617-253-4069
levenson@mit.edu

Documentaries, film, and science

Alan Lightman
617-253-2308
lightman@mit.edu

Literary fiction, science, and physics

Kenneth Manning
617-253-4805
manning@mit.edu

Race, science, and medicine

Seth Mnookin
617-324-1868
smnookin@mit.edu

Media and society, medicine, vaccination

Nick Montfort
617-324-1429
nickm@nickm.com

Imaginative and poetic digital writing, Video and computer games, Material history of computational media, Interactive narrative

Jim Paradis
617-253-7392
jparadis@mit.edu

Popular representations of science; professionalism and vernacular culture

Lisa Parks
805-680-0252
lparks@mit.edu

Global media, satellite technologies and media cultures, critical studies of media infrastructures, militarization and surveillance

Edward Schiappa
617-253-3062
schiappa@mit.edu

Argumentation, classical rhetoric, media influence, and contemporary rhetorical theory

T.L. Taylor
617-324-4148
tltaylor@mit.edu

Internet and game studies

Phillip Tan
617-324-2173
philip@mit.edu

Digital, live-action, tabletop game design, production and management

William Uricchio
617-452-3182
uricchio@mit.edu

Media technologies and cultural practices, knowledge and the public, histories of “old” media, interactions of media cultures and their audiences

Jing Wang
jing@mit.edu

Advertising and marketing; civic media and communication; social media action research; popular culture; and nonprofit technology

Rosalind Williams
rhwill@mit.edu

The history of technology

Ethan Zuckerman
ethanz@media.mit.edu

Civic media and media ecosystems

 

 

Economics 

For contact information, visit the MIT Economics website.
 

Alberto Abadie
617-715-2047
abadie@mit.edu

Econometrics, causal inference, program evaluation

Daron Acemoglu
617-253-1927
daron@mit.edu

Human capital, unemployment,
economic growth, wage inequality, relationship of economics to political structure

Isaiah Andres
617-253-3399
iandrews@mit.edu

Econometrics

George-Marios Angeletos
617-452-3859
angelet@mit.edu

Global games, heterogenous information and expectations, self-fulfilling crises, incomplete markets, fiscal and monetary policy

Joshua Angrist
617-253-8909
angrist@mit.edu

Human capital, schooling, education, economics of the family

David Atkin
203.936.9367
atkin@mit.edu

Development, international trade, applied microeconomics

David Autor
617-258-7698
dautor@mit.edu

Trade, human capital, labor market impacts of technological change, consequences of employment protection, inequality

Abhijit Banerjee
617-253-8855
banerjee@mit.edu

International development, poverty alleviation, random controlled trials, income distribution, "Herd behavior" in financial and other markets

Ricardo Caballero
617-253-0489
caball@mit.edu

Frictions in financial and labor markets, speculative bubbles, restructuring

Victor Chernozhukov
617-253-4767
vchern@mit.edu

Econometric theory, financial econometrics, machine learning

Arnaud Costinot
617-324-1712
costinot@mit.edu

International trade

Peter Diamond, Emeritus
617-253-3363
pdiamond@mit.edu

U.S. Social Security, social insurance

Dave Donaldson
617-258-6242
ddonald@mit.edu

Intersection of international/intranational trade, development economics, economic history, and environmental economics

Esther Duflo
617-258-7013
eduflo@mit.edu

Poverty alleviation, human resources in developing countries, industrial organization in developing countries

Glenn Ellison
617-253-8702
gellison@mit.edu

Game theory, industrial organization, technology adoption

Amy Finkelstein
617-253-4149
afink@mit.edu

Public finance, health economics, industrial organization

Drew Fudenberg
617-715-4582
drewf@mit.edu

Game theory, decision theory, behavioral economics, theoretical industrial organization, mechanism design

Robert Gibbons
617-253-0283
rgibbons@mit.edu

Organizational design and performance, relational contracts within and between firms, human resource management

Jonathan Gruber
617-253-8892
gruberj@mit.edu

Social Security and retirement, access to health care and health care outcomes, effects of employer-provided health insurance, Affordable Care Act

Jeffrey Harris
617-253-3399
jeffrey@mit.edu

Health economics, economics of the tobacco industry, economics of AIDS

Bengt Holstrom
617-253-0506
bengt@mit.edu

Contracting, leadership incentives, theory of organization, corporate finance

Mihai Manea
617-324-1894
manea@mit.edu

Microeconomic theory, game theory, network theory

Anna Mikusheva
617-324-5459
amikushe@mit.edu

Econometric theory, times series econometrics

Whitney Newey
617-253-6420
wnewey@mit.edu

Theoretical and applied econometrics

Benjamin Olken
617-253-6833
bolken@mit.edu

Political economy of developing countries, economics of climate change

Parag Pathak
617-253-7458
ppathak@mit.edu

Market-mechanism design, game theory, local public finance and education, financial markets

James Poterba
617-253-6673
poterba@mit.edu

Tax policy, retirement savings

Drazen Prelec
617-253-2833
dprelec@mit.edu

Psychology, decision theory, behavioral economics, neuroeconomics

Nancy Rose
617-253-8956
nrose@mit.edu

Firm behavior and industry performance

Alp Simsek
617-253-4836
asimsek@mit.edu

Economic theory, macroeconomics, finance

Juuso Toikka
617-324-3666
toikka@mit.edu

Microeconomic theory, game theory

Robert Townsend
617-452-3722
rtownsen@mit.edu

Decentralization with private information, financial structure and growth

John Van Reenan
617-253-2932
vanreene@mit.edu

Innovation and productivity, labor, organization, management, public policy, health

Iván Werning
617-452-3662
iwerning@mit.edu

Macroeconomics, public economics, unemployment insurance design

Michael Whinston
617-258-8408
whinston@mit.edu

Industrial organization, antitrust policy, contract theory, organizations, health economics, innovation

Heidi Williams
617-324-4326
heidiw@mit.edu

Health economics, labor economics, public finance, innovation and productivity

Alexander Wolitzky
617-324-6779
wolitzky@mit.edu

Game theory, microeconomic theory, political economy

Muhamet Yildiz
617-253-5331
myildiz@mit.edu

Game theory, bargaining

 

 

Global Studies and Languages

For contact information, visit the MIT GSL website.
 

Catherine E. Clark
617-324-2428
clarkce@mit.edu

French history, culture, and society; French film and media; photography

Ian Condry
617-452-2709
condry@mit.edu

Japanese media and culture, Japanese anime and comic books (manga), Japanese nationalism

Shigeru Miyagawa
617-253-6346
miyagawa@mit.edu

Japanese language and culture, linguistics, origins of human language

Emma Teng
617-253-4536
eteng@mit.edu

Chinese and Asian American studies

Bruno Perreau
bperreau@mit.edu

French politics, literature, and culture; gender and sexuality; queer theory; social and political theory

Edward Baron Turk, Emeritus
ebturk@mit.edu

Contemporary French theater, French film history

Jing Wang
617-253-4859
jing@mit.edu

Media with a focus on the People's Republic of China

William Uricchio
617-452-3182
uricchio@mit.edu

Interplay of media technologies and cultural practice

Elizabeth Wood
617-253-3255
elizwood@mit.edu

Soviet history and the performance of power in Russia today

 

 

History 

For contact information, visit the MIT History website.
 

Sana Aiyar
617-324-7285
aiyar@mit.edu

History of modern South Asia; South Asian diasporas

William Broadhead
617-258-6668
williamb@mit.edu

History of Italy during the Roman Republic

Christopher Capozzola
617-452-4960
capozzol@mit.edu

Political and cultural history of the U.S. from 1861-1945

John Dower, Emeritus
617-253-4965

Japanese history, U.S.-Japan relations

Robert M. Fogelson
617-253-1671
foge@mit.edu

Urban planning, suburbia, collective action

Malick W. Ghachem
617-324-7284
mghachem@mit.edu

Slavery and abolition, criminal law, and constitutional history

Eric Goldberg
617-324-2420
egoldber@mit.edu

Political and cultural history of late antiquity and the early middle ages

Lerna Ekmekçioğlu
617-253-9621
lerna@mit.edu

Modern Middle East; Turkish and Armenian land in the 19th and 20th centuries

Philip Khoury
617-253-0887
khoury@mit.edu

Middle East politics and sociology

Christopher Leighton
617-324-0541
cleight@mit.edu

Modern China with a focus on business, culture, urban history, and the Chinese Communist Party

Anne McCants
617-258-6669
amccants@mit.edu

Medieval and early modern Europe, economic history, women's history

Hiromu Nagahara
617-324-4977
nagahara@mit.edu

History of modern Japan; Japanese art and culture

Tanalís Padilla
617-324-7544
tanalis@mit.edu

Modern Mexico with a focus on agrarian, social, and student movements

Jeffrey Ravel
617-253-4451
ravel@mit.edu

French and European political culture between the 17th and 19th centuries

Harriet Ritvo
617-258-6960
ritvo@mit.edu

British history, environmental history, natural history

Merritt Roe Smith
(617) 253-4008
roesmith@mit.edu

History of technology, technological innovation, politics, and society

Emma Teng
617-253-4536
eteng@mit.edu

Chinese and Asian American studies

Craig Steven Wilder
617-324-7537
cwilder@mit.edu

Race, religion, and culture

Elizabeth Wood
617-253-3255
elizwood@mit.edu

Soviet history

 

 

Linguistics 

For contact information, visit the MIT Linguistics website.
 

Adam Albright
617-252-1472
albright@mit.edu

Phonology, morphology, language acquisition, computational linguistics

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor
617-253-7819
chomsky@mit.edu

Linguistic theory, syntax, semantics, philosophy of language

Michel DeGraff
617-258-5270
degraff@mit.edu

Syntax, semantics, Creole languages, role of language in early education and nation building

Kai von Fintel
617-253-3228
fintel@mit.edu

Semantics, syntax

Edward Flemming
617-452-4183
flemming@mit.edu

Phonology, phonetics

Suzanne Flynn
617-253-7821
sflynn@mit.edu

Language acquisition, second language acquisition, autism, aphasia

Danny Fox
617-258-7411
fox@mit.edu

Syntax, semantics

Martin Hackl
617-253-9373
hackl@mit.edu

Syntax, semantics, modality, cognition of number and space

Irene Heim
617-253-2565
heim@mit.edu

Semantics

Sabine Iatridou
617-253-2640
iatridou@mit.edu

Syntax, semantics

Michael Kenstowicz
617-253-4457
kenstow@mit.edu

Phonology, phonetics, African and East Asian languages

Wayne O'Neil
617-253-2557
waoneil@mit.edu

Second language acquisition, language change, linguistics and education

David Pesetsky
617-253-0957
pesetsk@mit.edu

Syntax, morphology, language acquisition, Russian syntax

Norvin Richards
617-258-6837
norvin@mit.edu

Syntax, endangered languages, Austronesian languages

Roger Schwarzschild
617-324-7883
schild@mit.edu

Semantics

Donca Steriade
617-715-4066
steriade@mit.edu

Phonology, morphology, Greek and Latin

 

 

Literature

For contact information, visit the MIT Literature website.
 

Sandy Alexandre
617-253-4450
alexandy@mit.edu

19th and 20th century American and African-American literature and culture

Arthur Bahr
617-253-3616
awbahr@mit.edu

Old and Middle English literature, medieval London's literary, political, and legal culture

Eugenia Brinkema
617-253-3068
brinkema@mit.edu

Violence, affect, sexuality, aesthetics, and ethics in film and media

Jim Buzard
617-253-7649
jmbuzard@mit.edu

19th century British literature and culture, modernism

Peter Donaldson
617-253-1447
psdlit@mit.edu

Shakespeare, Machiavelli, education technology, digital archives

Stephanie Frampton
617-253-4452
sframpton@mit.edu

Classicist, comparatist, and historian of media in antiquity; histories of books, reading, writing, and scholarly practice

Mary Fuller
617-253-8848
mcfuller@mit.edu

Renaissance English literature, Milton, history of the book, literature of travel

Diana Henderson
617-253-5147
dianah@mit.edu

Shakespeare, women's literature, media studies

Noel Jackson
617-452-3597
njackson@mit.edu

Late 18th century Romantic literature and culture, poetry, science, and literature

Alvin Kibel
617-253-3580
akibel@mit.edu

History of ideas, literary theory, Darwin studies

Ruth Perry
617-253-8876
rperry@mit.edu

18th century studies, feminist literary and social history, history of the family

Shankar Raman
617-253-8873
sram@mit.edu

World literature, literature and probability, medieval and Renaissance literature

Margery Resnick
617-253-5277 
resnick@mit.edu

Contemporary Spain, history of women at MIT

Stephen Tapscott
617-253-4148
tapscott@mit.edu

Poetry, 20th century American literature and culture, translation

David Thorburn
617-253-6950
thorburn@mit.edu

Poetry, digital media, and society

 

 

Music

For contact information, visit the MIT Music & Theater Arts website.

 

Peter Child
(617) 253-9862
child@mit.edu

Composition

Michael Cuthbert
(617) 324-0460
cuthbert@mit.edu

14th century music, trecento fragments, composition since 1960, minimalism, computer-aided musicology; Music21 tools for musicology

Eran Egozy
(617) 253-1738
egozy@mit.edu

Music technology, music for video games, interactive music systems

John Harbison, Institute Professor
(617) 253-3671
harbison@mit.edu

Composition, chamber music, jazz ensemble

Ellen Harris, Emeritus
(617) 253-5882
eharris@mit.edu

Handel, 18th century studies, Baroque opera and vocal performance

Frederick E. Harris, Jr.
(617) 452-2283
fharris@mit.edu

Wind and jazz ensembles, new music, conducting

Lowell Lindgren, Emeritus
(617) 253-3210
lindgren@mit.edu

17th and 18th century studies, opera in Rome, Italians in Handelian London, stage design

Keeril Makan
(617) 324-2195
keeril@mit.edu

Minimalism, composition, theory

Emily Pollock
617-715-4266
pollock@mit.edu

Opera from the bel canto era to the present, twentieth-century concert music, and the politics of musical style

Patricia Tang
617-452-3572
pjtang@mit.edu

Ethnomusicology specializing in West African music

Marcus Thompson, Institute Professor
(617) 253-6951
bratsche@mit.edu

Chamber music, performance studies, viola

Evan Ziporyn
(617) 452-2302
zipo@mit.edu

Composition, world music, avant-garde, jazz, classical

 

 

Philosophy 

For contact information, visit the MIT Philosophy website.
 

Sylvain Bromberger, Emeritus
(617) 253-4141
sbromber@mit.edu

Philosophy of language, philosophy of science

Alex Byrne
(617) 258-6106
abyrne@mit.edu

Philosophy of mind, language, metaphysics, epistemology

Caspar Hare
(617) 253-2648
casparh@mit.edu

Ethics, metaphysics

Sally Haslanger
(617) 253-4458
shaslang@mit.edu

Metaphysics, epistemology, ancient philosophy, feminist theory

Vann McGee
(617) 253-6394
vmcgee@mit.edu

Philosophical logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language

Agustin Rayo
(617) 253-2559
arayo@mit.edu

Philosophy of logic, mathematics, and language

Tamar Schapiro
650-906-4496
tamschap@mit.edu

ethics, Kant, moral psychology, philosophy of action

Miriam Schoenfield
617-715-5119
miriams@mit.edu

epistemology, metaethics, philosophy of race and gender, applied ethics, logic

Kieran Setiya
(617) 715-4264
ksetiya@mit.edu

Ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind

Brad Skow
(617) 253-4147
bskow@mit.edu

Philosophy of science, physics, metaphysics, philosophy of time

Robert Stalnaker, Emeritus
(617) 253-4072
stal@mit.edu

Philosophy of mind, language, metaphysics

Judith Thomson, Emeritus
(617) 253-0216
jjt@mit.edu

Moral philosophy, metaphysics

Roger White
(617) 253-3554
rog@mit.edu

Philosophy of science, epistemology, metaphyiscs

Stephen Yablo
(617) 258-0740
yablo@mit.edu

Metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic, philosophy of language

 

 

Political Science 

For contact information, visit the MIT Political Science website.
 

Suzanne Berger
(617) 253-6640
szberger@mit.edu

Comparative politics, political economy

Adam Berinsky
(617) 253-8190
berinsky@mit.edu

Political behavior of ordinary citizens

Andrea Campbell
(617) 253-2295
acampbel@mit.edu

American politics, political behavior, public opinion, political inequality, social policy, politics of healthcare insurance

Devin Caughey
617-324-4085
caughey@mit.edu

American political development; Southern politics; representation; political parties; Congress; state politics; latent-variable models; survey weighting; regression-discontinuity designs; permutation inference.

Nazli Choucri
(617) 452-6198
nchoucri@mit.edu

International relations, onternational political economy, political and strategic implications of e-development, e-knowledge, and e-politics

Fotini Christia
(617) 324-5595
cfotini@mit.edu

Ethnicity and civil wars, Afghanistan, Bosnia, public policy

Taylor Fravel
(617) 324-0222
fravel@mit.edu

International security, China's foreign and security policies

Francis Gavin
(512) 779-3885
fgavin@mit.edu

Nuclear security policy, international relations

F. Daniel Hidalgo
(617) 253-8078
dhidalgo@mit.edu

Political economy of elections and campaigns, representation in developing democracies, Latin American elections

Chappell Lawson
(617) 452-3524
clawson@mit.edu

Mexican political economy, survey research, U.S. foreign policy

Evan Lieberman
(617) 324-1642
evanlieb@mit.edu

Development and ethnic conflict in sub-Saharan Africa

Vipin Narang
617-258-7363
narangv@mit.edu

Nuclear; nuclear proliferation; nuclear strategy; south Asia; international relations; international security.

Richard Nielsen
617-324-4823
rnielsen@mit.edu

Islam, jihad, terrorism, al-Qaeda, ISIS, International Relations, applied statistics

Melissa Nobles
(617) 253-3450
mnobles@mit.edu

Comparative study of racial and ethnic politics, Retrospective justice

Ken Oye
(617) 253-3412
oye@mit.edu

Science, technology policy, environmental policy

Roger Petersen
(617) 253-6781
rpeters@mit.edu

Comparative politics with focus on conflict and violence

Barry Posen
(617) 253-8088
posen@mit.edu

U.S. national security policy, the Iraq war, nuclear proliferations in the Middle East/Persian Gulf

Richard Samuels
(617) 253-2449
samuels@mit.edu

Comparative politics focusing on Japan

Ben Ross Schneider
(617) 253-7207
brs@mit.edu

Comparative politics, political economy, and Latin American politics

David Singer
(617) 253-9372
dasinger@mit.edu

International political economy, financial regulation, central banking

Charles Stewart
(617) 253-3127
cstewart@mit.edu

American politics, elections

Kathleen Thelen
(617) 324-3651
kthelen@mit.edu

The origins and evolution of political-economic institutions in democracies

Lily Tsai
(617) 253-6643
l_tsai@mit.edu

Accountability, governance, state-society relations, Chinese society

Stephen Van Evera
(617) 253-0530
vanevara@mit.edu

International relations, WWI, American defense policy

Teppei Yamamoto
617-253-6959
teppei@mit.edu

Political methodology; applied statistics; causal inference; survey methodology; experimental design; political behavior.

 

 

Science, Technology, and Society

For more information, visit the MIT STS website.
 

Michael Fischer
(617) 253-2564
mfischer@mit.edu

Social and ethical issues in bioscience and biotechnology, Law and ethics on the electronic frontier

Deborah Fitzgerald
(617) 253-8077
dkfitz@mit.edu

Agriculture and technology in society

David Kaiser
(617) 452-3173
dikaiser@mit.edu

History of science and the role of institutions in innovation

Jennifer Light
(617) 452-2390
jslight@mit.edu

History of using scientific methods and technological tools to solve social and political problems

Kenneth Manning
(617) 253-4805
manning@mit.edu

Role of blacks in American science and medicine

Clapperton Mavhunga
(617) 324-2792
mavhunga@mit.edu

Interaction between people, science, technology and nature/environment in Africa

David Mindell
(617) 452-2283
fharris@mit.edu

History of space exploration, Deep ocean robotic archaeology

Hanna Rose Shell
(617) 253-1943
hrshell@mit.edu

Film studies, museum studies, multimedia and installation art

Merritt Roe Smith
(617) 253-4008
roesmith@mit.edu

History of technology, technological innovation, politics, and society

Sherry Turkle
(617) 253-4068
sturkle@mit.edu

Robots, digital pets, and simulated creatures designed for children and the elderly, impact of technology on face to face conversations

Rosalind Williams
(617) 253-2847
rhwill@mit.edu

History of technology, environmental changes of late 19th century Europe

 

 

Theater Arts

For contact information, visit the Music & Theater Arts website.

 

Alan Brody, Emeritus

(617) 253-4892
brody@mit.edu

History of theater, playwriting

Sara Brown
(617) 253-0862
saralb@mit.edu

Scenic design

Charlotte Brathwaite
(646) 204-1813
cbrath@mit.edu

Directing; staging; performance art; race, gender, and power

Claire Conceison
(617) 851-5226
claireco@mit.edu

Chinese theater, Asian American theatre, sport as performance

Jay Scheib
(617) 253-3210
jscheib@mit.edu

Contemporary theater production

Janet Sonenberg
(617) 253-1131
json@mit.edu

Theater direction, production, acting