The Radcliffe Institute has a unique ability to help attract stellar talent to the Harvard faculty by providing fellowship opportunities. Radcliffe Professors are distinguished scholars and Radcliffe Assistant Professors are promising new faculty—all of whom are part of the multidisciplinary Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program during their first years at Harvard.
Pathbreaking theoretical computer scientist Cynthia Dwork, who has made formative contributions in the fields of privacy, cryptography, and distributed computing, will join the Harvard faculty and hold a Radcliffe Alumnae Professorship. More
Anthony Jack's findings on economic diversity at elite colleges have brought him national recognition and the realization that his research could improve lives. It’s a mission he plans to continue as a Shutzer Assistant Professor at Radcliffe. More
Past Radcliffe Professors include:
Carolyn Abbate, one of the world’s most accomplished and admired music historians, is a University Professor, Harvard’s highest honor for a faculty member. In 2005, she came to Harvard as the Fanny Peabody Professor of Music and served as the first Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She became the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, and returned to Harvard in 2013.
Joanna Aizenberg, a pioneer in the field of biomimetics and now the Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science, was recruited to the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with a Radcliffe Professorship, the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professorship.
Learn more about Aizenberg's work at the forefront of engineering and biology, and the unique role Radcliffe has played in her multidisciplinary work.
Mahzarin R. Banaji was the first recipient of Radcliffe's Carol K. Pforzheimer Professorship, awarded when she joined the Harvard psychology faculty from Yale. When she and colleague Anthony G. Greenwald were fellows at the Radcliffe Institute they began work on the acclaimed book Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People.
Learn more about Banaji's transformative work about implicit biases, and how her time at the Institute contributed to the breakthrough book Blindspot.
Annette Gordon-Reed is one of the foremost scholars of Thomas Jefferson, recognized for her scholarship with honors including the Pulitzer Prize and the MacArthur Fellowship. She is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and a professor of history in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She was the second appointee to the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professorship at the Radcliffe Institute.
Nancy E. Hill is a professor of education and a leader in the study of cultural influences on parenting and adolescent achievement. Her research centers on variations in parenting and family socialization practices across ethnic, socioeconomic status, and neighborhood contexts. She also focuses on demographic variations in the relations between family dynamics and children’s school performance and other developmental outcomes. She was the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute.
Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Assistant professor at the Radcliffe Institute and assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and assistant professor of physics in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Stanley A. Marks and William H. Marks Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and assistant professor of economics in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and professor of history, race, and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School
Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and professor of sociology in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and professor of law at Harvard Law School
Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School