2016-2017 Knox Fellows

Louis Gerdelan

Louis Gerdelan

M.A. (First Class Honours) in History, The University of Auckland
B.A. (First Class Honours) in History, The University of Auckland
LL.B., The University of Auckland

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Early Modern European History

New Zealand

Louis has wide-ranging historical interests but his main focus at Harvard will be on early modern cultural and intellectual history.  In particular, he hopes to examine the ways in which people in a number of European countries in this period attempted to understand and respond to large-scale calamities and disasters.  His other research interests include Renaissance festivals and polemical pamphlet literature.

Benjamin M. Gillies

B.A. (Advanced with Honours) in Global Political Economy, University of Manitoba
Master in City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Policy 

Canada

Having co-founded two companies, Benjamin is interested in the ways public policy can either encourage or inhibit private actors to generate positive externalities for the communities in which they operate. His research focuses on policy related to the urban form, specifically looking at transportation and the tools cities have to promote sustainable urban development. 

Meili  Han

Meili Han

B.Com. (First Class Honours) in Finance and Economics, University of Auckland

Harvard Business School, Master of Business Administration

New Zealand

As part of her MBA, Meili will study a wide range of business leadership practices. One particular area of interest for Meili is international business. She hopes to use the skills and knowledge she develops at Harvard Business School to create a more interconnected global business environment. 

Claire Jo

Claire Jo

M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Seoul National University
B.A. (Advanced) in Linguistics; Art History and Theory, University of Sydney

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.D. in Human Development and Education (Applied Linguistics) 

Australia

Claire’s main areas of academic interest are bilingualism and second language acquisition. She is currently conducting research on the academic writing development of students at the high school and university levels in a second language and investigating the influence of writing characteristics of their first language. Based on the results from my research she aims to provide pedagogical suggestions to enhance the current academic writing curriculum in second language pedagogy. 

Aden David Knaap

Aden David Knaap

B.A. (First Class Honours) in History, University of Sydney
LL.B., Sydney Law School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Ph.D. in History

Australia

Aden specializes in global and international history, with a focus on nineteenth- and twentieth-century intellectual, political and legal history. He is fascinated by cosmopolites and internationalists, theorists and pragmatists, and the varied ways in which they conceived of the world in bygone eras. His time at Harvard will expose him to new historical fields and methodologies, while training him for a career in academia. 

Malcolm Lavoie

Malcolm Lavoie

B.A.(Honours) in Economics, University of British Columbia
M.Sc.(Distinction) in Political Theory, London School of Economics
B.C.L., LL.B., McGill University

LL.M., Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School, Doctor of Juridical Science

Canada

Malcolm Lavoie is a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) candidate at Harvard Law School, where the focus of his research is on links between property law and the collective interests of minority cultural groups, including aboriginal societies. 

Matthew  Lilley

Matthew Lilley

B. Econ. (Honours), The University of Sydney

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Business Economics

Australia

Matthew Lilley received a B. Economics (Honours) from the University of Sydney in 2012. He worked in the Research Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia, and then as a research assistant for Economics faculty at the University of Sydney and University of New South Wales. His main interests are in empirical microeconomics, including behavioral and development economics, and political economy.

Mimi Yunqi Liu

Mimi Yunqi Liu

H.B.A. in Economics and Peace, Conflict and Justice, Trinity College, University of Toronto
M.B.A., Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Administration 

Canada 

At Harvard, Mimi will deepen her understanding of poverty, inequality, and exclusion at systems and policy levels. She will explore best practices for designing, implementing, evaluating, and scaling interventions that empower marginalized communities. She will also build her quantitative analysis, public and social sector leadership, and cross-sector collaboration skills. 

Matthew  Luxmoore

Matthew Luxmoore

B.A. in International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Regional Studies: Russia, East Europe and Central Asia

United Kingdom

Matthew is a British-Polish journalist focusing on Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space. At Harvard he plans to learn more about the issues he encountered reporting in Russia and the surrounding region, particularly the enduring legacy of the Soviet experiment and the role historical memory and information use play in shaping collective consciousness in post-Communist states.

Mataroria Lyndon

Mataroria Lyndon

M.B.Ch.B., The University of Auckland

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health

Ngati Hine, Ngati Whatua, Waikato Iwi (tribes) of New Zealand

Mataroria is a physician from New Zealand where he worked as the Clinical Lead for Health Equity at Counties Manukau District Health Board. His research field is in performance measurement of healthcare systems, and has submitted his Ph.D. in medical education. He is passionate about improving the delivery of healthcare through public health and medical education, and will be joining the Masters of Public Health Class of 2017.

Andrew McIndoe

Andrew McIndoe

B.A. (First Class Honours) in History and Political Studies, The University of Auckland
LL.B. (Honours), The University of Auckland

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies

New Zealand

While at Harvard, Andrew intends to study aspects of the modern Middle East from diverse disciplinary perspectives including history, political science, religious studies and law. In particular, he hopes to focus on the formation and development of the modern state and its institutions in Middle Eastern countries, and how historical forces have shaped the region's current politics.

Max Menzies

Max Menzies

B.A. and M.Math, Cambridge University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematics, Ph.D. in Mathematics

Australia

Max is thrilled to come to Harvard to study algebraic number theory at a department which has hosted some of the strongest minds in number theory for decades, which even now has several living legends among its faculty. After graduate school, Max hopes to establish a presence in number theory at Sydney University, a school that will always be close to his heart.

Charlotte  Neary-Bremer

Charlotte Neary-Bremer

M.B.Ch.B., University of Liverpool
B.Sc. in Medical Anthropology, University College London

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Medical Anthropology

United Kingdom

Charlotte is a doctor working in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and founded StreetDoctors, a national charity teaching high risk young people first aid to save lives.  She will be studying Medical Anthropology at Harvard and has a particular interest in how social inequality effects health and how to improve health care for marginalized and vulnerable people.

David Rawson

David Rawson

B.A. (Honours & University Medal) in Communication and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland
B.Ed., University of Queensland

Graduate School of Education, Master of Education

Australia

A high school French and English teacher, David is committed to supporting his students in becoming powerfully literate, socially aware citizens. He sees the need for communities and school systems to value teachers as researchers, collecting and analyzing real-time data about students in order to make a purposeful impact in the classroom. David will use his studies at Harvard to re-conceptualize school assessment while developing more sustainable approaches toward teacher professional learning.

Hannah Ryan

Hannah Ryan

B.A. (Honours) in History, University of Sydney
LL.B. (Honours), University of Sydney

Harvard Law School, Master of Laws

Australia

Hannah is interested in the way that traditional civil liberties, particularly free speech and the free press, are threatened and protected in the digital age. While at Harvard Law School, she will focus on constitutional law and Cyberlaw.