United Kingdom

Supratik Baralay

Supratik Baralay

M.Phil. in Greek and Roman History, Wadham College, University of Oxford
B.A. (Honours) in Literae Humaniores (Classics), Wadham College, University of Oxford

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Ancient History

Supratik is fascinated by the intersections of Greco-Roman, Near Eastern and Indian history. In recent years, he has been thinking about the understudied Arsakid Empire, which dominated the Near East from around 247 B.C. to A.D. 224. Through his doctoral work he aims to demonstrate that the Arsakid state should be understood as both Hellenistic and Near Eastern and therefore hopes to challenge the traditional division between ‘Classics’ and ‘Oriental Studies'. 

Robin Bates

Robin Bates

MLitt in United States History, Newcastle University
B.A. (Honours) in History, Newcastle University

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Visiting Fellow in History

Rob Bates is a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and a PhD Candidate at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge. While at Harvard he will be working on his doctoral thesis, which considers the connection between state-building and corruption in the late-nineteenth-century United States. He is especially interested in the politics of America’s ‘Gilded Age,’ and hopes to explore the political parallels between that period and the present in his future research. Rob is originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, and previously studied at Newcastle University.

Ruth Foster

Ruth Foster

MA (Hons), Religious Studies, University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom | Harvard Divinity School, Master of Theological Studies

Ruth is interested in the relationship between religious identity, politics, conflict and peace-building in divided societies. Partially inspired by her own upbringing in Northern Ireland, Ruth has spent time over the past six years in Jerusalem, and recently was a Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace in Modern Hebrew at Middlebury College. In anticipation of further study, at Harvard Divinity School she will focus on religion, ethics and politics and continue learning Modern Hebrew. She hopes to take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of her degree program and the resources at Harvard to gain a deeper understanding of what peace and peace-building looks like in the 21st century.

Maryan Hassan

Maryan Hassan

LLB, Kingston University
LLM in International Law, SOAS University of London

United Kingdom | Harvard Law School, LLM Candidate

After many years of working in diplomacy and policy, Maryan will focus on enhancing her academic scholarship and advocacy work during her time at Harvard. She is particularly interested in public international law, dispute resolution, and trade and investment integration during protracted conflict. She is a Senior Editor at the Harvard Law School National Security Law Journal (NSLJ) and Co-President of the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA). Maryan intends to practice as a Barrister (England and Wales) after graduation.

Jennifer Hon

Jennifer Hon

MA, Physiology & Psychology, University of Cambridge
MBChB (Hons), Medicine, University of Edinburgh
BDS (Hons), Dentistry, King’s College London

United Kingdom | T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health

Jen is an oral and maxillofacial surgical trainee who is interested in surgical system strengthening for underserved populations across the world. She is studying Global Health & Population to deepen an understanding of the context of the problem and potential solutions for it, and applying this knowledge to a concurrent research fellowship with the Program for Global Surgery & Social Change. In the long term, Jen intends to continue pushing the Global Surgery agenda in combination with clinical practice.

Mustafaen Kamal

Mustafaen Kamal

Degree in Philosophy and Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
Degree in Theology and Religion, University of Oxford
Laidlaw Scholarship, Cambridge University

United Kingdom | Harvard Law School, LLM

Mustafaen is pursuing an LLM at Harvard Law School, which builds on his degrees at the LSE (Philosophy and Economics), Oxford (Theology and Religion) and the Laidlaw Scholarship which he completed at Cambridge University. At Harvard, Mustafaen hopes to focus on legal strategies that can be employed to combat climate change as well as constitutional issues that have arisen as a result of technological progress, climate change and migration. Outside the classroom, Mustafaen has founded two social enterprises in Pakistan (Dil Internship Project) and the UK (Close the Lockdown Gap) respectively which aim to tackle inequalities in employment and education respectively. 

Chloe Manuel

Chloe Manuel

BA (First Class) English Language and Literature, New College, Oxford

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Education, Ed.M. Education Policy and Analysis

Chloe’s interests lie in challenging social and class-based inequalities in education through need-led policy and youth empowerment, inspired by her experiences of state-school education in the UK. She graduated with a First Class BA in English Language and Literature from New College, Oxford, along with the Colgate Literary Prize and the Gibbs Prize for academic performance. During her undergraduate degree, she was struck by the huge disparities between her peers’ experiences of education and her own, and subsequently worked closely with her college to increase access to university for low-income students. She was also involved with a number of education charities and non-profit organizations, working in areas with high socio-economic disadvantage, and running university outreach initiatives across the UK. After graduating in 2020, Chloe moved to Madrid, Spain, where she taught in a public school improving the English language skills of native Spanish speakers. Concurrently, Chloe worked as an associate at the education start-up Knowledge Collective, developing an annual international leadership summit for young people, focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. At Harvard, she hopes to further her work on closing the attainment gap for disadvantaged students, while expanding her experience into international education policy with a focus on the Philippines, home to much of her family.

Seun Matiluko

Seun Matiluko

LL.B. (First Class Honours), University of Bristol
M.S. (Distinction) in Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation, London School of Economics
B.C.L. (Distinction), University of Oxford

United Kingdom | Harvard Law School, LLM

Seun is an author, journalist, poet and researcher in law, race, politics and human rights. Her work has been featured in gal-dem and The Independent and she has appeared on several media platforms, such as Times Radio, to discuss her work. Much of Seun's work seeks to uplift Black British perspectives. While at Harvard, Seun will focus on how the law can be used to combat racial inequality. She will also be taking courses which enable her to compare and contrast Black life in America with Black life in Britain.

Miski Osman

Miski Osman

Queen Mary University of London, Medicine, MBBS
Queen Mary University of London, Molecular Therapeutics, BMedSci (First Class Honours)

United Kingdom | T.H Chan. School of Public Health, Master of Public Health

Miski is a junior doctor from London, with interests in health equity, social determinants of health, and migrant health. During her time at Harvard, she hopes to focus on health disparities and social and structural determinants of health among ethnic minority communities.

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Daniel Turner

Daniel Turner

BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Balliol College, University of Oxford

United Kingdom | Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Policy

Dan's research focuses on industrial strategy, regional policy, and urban governance. Dan is a first-generation student from Mansfield, the heart of England’s coalmining region. Before coming to Harvard, Dan worked as a senior policy advisor to the UK government on regeneration policy. Alongside his degree, Dan is working on an economic study of the rise of English regional inequalities and archival research into the failure of policy response since the 1970s. After graduation, he hopes to return to the UK to work in support of communities facing economic dislocation at a more local level – through advocacy or local government.

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Suleyman Wellings-Longmore

Suleyman Wellings-Longmore

Leeds University, BA – Philosophy BPP, GDL and LPC

United Kingdom | Harvard Law School, LLM

Building on a commitment to pro bono and social justice work, Suleyman is seeking to pivot into human rights law having trained and then practiced at two Magic Circle law firms over a four year period. At Harvard, he is taking classes on issues relating to civil and human rights, migration, and strategy. He intends to retrain as a civil liberties barrister in London upon graduation.

Matthew West

Matthew West

MPhys Physics with Theoretical Physics (1st Class), University of Manchester

United Kingdom | T. H. Chan School of Public Health, M.Sc. in Computational Biology and Quantitative Genetics

Matthew is interested in the potential for artificial intelligence and machine learning to advance our understanding of problems in biomedicine and public health. With a background in physics, he is particularly interested in computational, statistical, and data-driven approaches to the personalised treatment and diagnosis of disease, and he hopes to develop a significant background in both human genomics and quantitative cancer biology while at Harvard. He has worked in Tokyo as a data scientist in the biotechnology sector, and maintains an interest in the healthcare startup sphere.

Ketaki Zodgekar

Ketaki Zodgekar

University of Edinburgh, MA (Hons) Philosophy and Politics

United Kingdom | Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Policy

At Harvard, Ketaki will study how to craft inclusive public policy that protects the human rights of marginalized groups internationally, with a focus on LGBTQ+ and migrant communities. She is interested in social movements, tackling global inequality, and strengthening public understanding of and participation in government. Ketaki previously worked at a think tank in London and has prior experience in political campaigns and communications.