Past Klarman Fellows

Chiara Galli


Chiara Galli, now an assistant professor of comparative human development at the University of Chicago, worked with Filiz Garip, a former professor of sociology.



Alejandro Martinez-Marquina


Alejandro Martinez-Marquina, now an assistant professor at the University of Southern California Marshall School, worked with Ted O’Donoghue, the Zubrow Professor of Economics.


Anil Menon

Anil Menon, now an assistant professor in Political Science at UC Merced, worked on a book on the political legacy of forced migration, which is on the rise globally due to climate change and conflict. He argues that forced migrants can develop a shared identity grounded in their victimization, which in turn can help mobilize their vote toward parties that champion their grievances. His faculty host was Thomas Pepinsky, the Walter F. LaFeber Professor of government.

Charles Petersen


Charles Petersen, now the Harold Hohbach Historian at Stanford University’s Silicon Valley Archives, received his Ph.D. in American studies at Harvard University and during his Klarman Fellowship continued his investigation of meritocracy through American history in collaboration with his faculty host, Aaron Sachs, professor of history.

Michael Poll


Michael Poll, a conductor and guitarist who holds a doctorate in music from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, was hosted by Elizabeth Ogonek, assistant professor of music.


Francesco Sgarlata


Francesco Sgarlata, Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from the International School of Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy, was hosted by Csaba Csaki, professor of physics. He is now a quantitative researcher and software developer at Gradient Zero.

Vijay Varma



Vijay Varma, now an assistant professor of math at UMass Dartmouth, was hosted by Saul Teukolsky, the Hans A. Bethe Professor of Physics.

James Walsh



James Walsh, an assistant professor of philosophy at NYU, was hosted by Alex Kocurek, assistant professor of philosophy.

Baobao Zhang




Baobao Zhang, is an assistant professor of political science at Syracuse University. Her current research focuses on the governance of artificial intelligence, specifically how governments in developed countries could prepare citizens for the work of the future. Her faculty host is Sarah Kreps, professor of government.