2019-2020 Knox Fellows

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Amy Grantham

B.A. in Asian Studies, University of Melbourne

Australia | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Regional Studies of East Asia (Korea)

Amy’s academic focus lies in the promotion of cultural industries and soft power as an arm of state-led diplomatic strategy. Her work focuses primarily on modern South Korea’s bi- and multilateral relations with Europe, East Asia, and the United States, with particular focus on the employment of hallyu figures in political forums. Amy supplements her coursework with community engagement and ongoing language training in Korean and Italian, and looks forward to continuing her research through a PhD after completing her Masters degree at Harvard.


Jonathan Guillotte-Blouin

B.Sc. (Honours) in Computer Science, University of Ottawa

Canada |  John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied ScienceM.E. in Computational Science and Engineering 

Jonathan is captivated by technology and software, and has translated this passion notably through internships at Mozilla (Firefox) and at Google. He is joining a program at the intersection of applied mathematics and computer science, with some flexibility to follow specific paths of interests. He is particularly intrigued by subjects including distributed systems and robotics, and would like to participate in the "Self-Organizing Systems Research Group" (SSR), which aims at harnessing collective intelligence from a swarm of simple robots, based on behavioral patterns found throughout biological systems.

Nathan Hodson

Nathan Hodson

Medicine, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
B.Sc. in Medical Law and Ethics (1st Class), King’s College London
Healthcare Leadership and Management PGCert (distinction), University of Swansea

Diploma in History of Medicine, Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London   

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

Working as a doctor in the UK’s NHS, Nathan was struck by the way healthcare provision intersects with family and intimate relationships. These intersections have implications for sexual health and reproductive care, for mental health and emotional development, and for consent and post-mortem care. At Harvard University Nathan will be studying public health, construing ‘the public’ as both a collection of individuals and a collection of relationships.

Heather Kitt

Heather Kitt

MB Ch BAO, Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast
B.Sc. (hons) in Biomedical Science, Queen’s University Belfast

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

Heather is an award winning Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics and Global Health. She was previously based at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, where she led a research study aimed at developing an innovative method to identify babies at high-risk for poor neurodevelopmental outcomes. While at Harvard Heather will work with Professor Yousafzai to gain direct experience of the implementation of large-scale interventions to improve outcomes in these children.

Aden David Knaap

Aden David Knaap

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

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

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

Canada | Harvard Law School, Doctor of Juridical Science

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. 

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Siobhan Lazenby

B.A.&Sc. in International Development and Environmental Health, McGill University

Canada | T. H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH

Throughout her nascent career, Chevy has worked with private, public, academic and non-profit institutions in eleven countries across sub-Saharan Africa to implement innovations in: reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; HIV/AIDS; nutrition; malaria surveillance; and, gender-based violence. These projects have tugged Chevy towards the nexus of global health equity, data science and social entrepreneurship. She will be exploring the space where these fields meet throughout her MPH and hopes to leverage her learnings to effect change on a larger scale, both internationally and within low-resource settings in Canada. Chevy believes that interdisciplinary teams will shape tomorrow’s health landscape and, eventually, she would love to be a leader in that process.

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Matthew Lilley

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

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

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.

Kevin Liu

Kevin Liu

Master of Architecture, University of Sydney
Bachelor of Design in Architecture, University of Sydney

Australia | Graduate School of Design, Master in Design Studies 

Kevin is an architect interested in the development of born-digital architectural collections and how they will inform and affect architectural practice in the future. His focus on history will allow him to explore the variety and scope of existing architectural collections and archives abroad—as well as explore ways in which a specialised architectural collection and museum can be established for Sydney. 

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Benoit Maranda

Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Carleton University

Canada | Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture I AP


Benoit intends to focus his efforts while at the GSD on alternative and emerging models of architecture & place-making in urban environments. His particular interest in architecture lies in finding solutions to the affordability crisis that plagues the majority of cities in the west; where skyrocketing real-estate prices create ultra-affluent microcosms, and relegate the middle classes to suburbs devoid of any urban identity or connectivity to transit. Benoit believes that new architectural forms and models can re-introduce affordability to dense city centres.

Tai Mitsuji

Tai Mitsuji

M.St. in History of Art and Visual Culture (Distinction), University of Oxford
B.A. in Art History (1st Class Honors), University of Sydney

Australia | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in History of Art

Tai Mitsuji is a writer and art historian who is interested in disrupting the thematic and temporal modularity of art history. Rather than being pinned to a single era, his work seeks to track ideas across both time and culture – drawing a line, for instance, between the salons of 19th century France and the windows of department stores today. Alongside his academic pursuits, he works as an art critic publishing in a variety of prominent international and domestic publications, and was formerly the Deputy Chairperson of Runway Journal. Through this work, Mitsuji has continually sought to represent diverse perspectives and detail the various cultural contours of Australian and global communities.

J Park

John Park

MPH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
M.Th, University of Glasgow
M.B.Ch.B, University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Population Health Sciences

John will pursue a PhD in global health to study how better to serve populations using a health systems approach.

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Hasan Sheik

B.Sc. (Hon.) in Developmental Biology, University of Toronto in Developmental Biology
Medical Degree, Queen’s University Faculty of Medicine
Postgraduate Medical Degree in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, St Michael’s Hospital

Postgraduate Medical Degree in a Special Competence in Emergency Medicine (CCFP-EM) at the University of Ottawa

Canada | Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Public Administration

Hasan is an emergency and addictions physician in Canada, and has previously worked on issues of health equity including access to dental care, refugee health, the opiate crisis, and the impact of precarious work on health. He is pursuing a Master of Public Administration in order to build on his clinical experience and better understand how public policy affects the health of vulnerable populations. He hopes to focus on policy solutions to address the social determinants of health.... Read more about Hasan Sheik


Chantel Slade

B.A. in Education and Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand | Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology

Chantel aims to strengthen her knowledge surrounding educational psychology, with particular interest in examining the similarities and differences between American and New Zealand education systems while enrolled at Harvard. She hopes to gain insight into how present education facilities can continue to better accommodate children from different spheres of life. With a New Zealand/Samoan background, Chantel is fascinated to discover how American institutions incorporate their vast range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds into the educational curriculum.

David Stansbury

David Stansbury

M.Sc. in Finance, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Graduate Diploma in Economics, Birkbeck College, University of London
B.A. in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies with Arabic, University of Cambridge.

United Kingdom | Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Public Administration 

While studying at Harvard, David will be focussing on the role of the internet and automation in democracy and governance, particularly in the Arabic speaking world, drawing on his nine years of professional and academic experience in the region.