People

Torben Iversen

Torben Iversen

Interim Director, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2019-spring 2020); Faculty Associate. Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Torben Iversen is a Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in the Government Department at Harvard University. His research and teaching interests include comparative political economy, electoral politics, and applied formal theory. He is the author of Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century (Princeton UP 2019) (with David Soskice), Women, Work, and Politics: The Political Economy of Gender Inequality (Yale UP 2010) (with Frances Rosenbluth), Capitalism, Democracy, and Welfare (Cambridge UP 2005), and Contested Economic Institutions (Cambridge UP 1999). He is also the author or co-author of many articles on comparative politics and political economy in leading social science journals and edited volumes. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been a Hoover National Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a BP Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics.
Catherine Nehring

Catherine Nehring

Coordinator, STAR Lab; Coordinator, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center; Assistant to Professor Michael J. Hiscox.

Catherine Nehring is the Coordinator of SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. She has been with SCANCOR since before the grand opening at Harvard in 2016.

Catherine has been Professor Michael J. Hiscox's Faculty Assistant since 2012 and the Coordinator of STAR Lab since 2013. She has been at Harvard University for ten years, and she worked at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College for four years prior to that. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Maria Ehrnström-Fuentes

Maria Ehrnström-Fuentes

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (spring 2020). Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Management and Organization, Hanken School of Economics.
Maria Ehrnström-Fuentes is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Management and Organisation at Hanken School of Economics in Vaasa, Finland. She defended her thesis titled Legitimacy in the Pluriverse – towards and expanded view on corporate-community relations in the global forestry sector in the subject Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility at Hanken in Helsinki in 2016. She has published articles on her doctoral research in journals such as Geoforum, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Rural Studies, and Critical Perspectives on International Business. Her current research project titled ‘Organising from the grassroots -territorial movements and their role in building sustainable futures’ examines how sustainable change can occur not only through global governance of international agreements, but through grassroots activism organized by local movements building alternatives from below. A key research topic to be addressed is what implications do these grassroots processes have for theory on governance and organizations. The research context is located in indigenous communities and transition movement initiatives in the Nordics and South America. Theoretically the research draws on insights from the fields of political ontology, decolonial thinking, indigenous knowledges, combining storytelling with other qualitative methodologies.
Nishant Kumar

Nishant Kumar

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (spring 2020). Associate Professor, Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University, Sweden.
Jon E. B. Lervik

Jon E.B. Lervik

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2019-spring 2020). Associate Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, BI Norwegian Business School.
Silviya Svejenova Velikova

Silviya Svejenova Velikova

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (spring 2020). Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School.
Silviya Svejenova conducts research on multimodal and temporal aspects of creativity, innovation, inclusion, space, and place, with particular interest in creative industries and strategic leadership. Empirically, she has studied art, architectural firms, city identities, festivals, film-making, food, haute cuisine, public libraries, orchestras, and university spaces. Her work has been published in Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, MIT Sloan Management Review, etc. She is co-author of Sharing Executive Power (Cambridge University Press), and is currently completing a new book The Changing C-Suite (Oxford University Press). At CBS, she is co-director of the research centre ‘imagine.. Creative Industries and Institutions’ and member of the Centre for Organizational Time (COT). Silviya is co-principal investigator of Velux-funded project ‘The Temporality of Innovations’. She has been Chair and Executive Board member of EGOS, the European Group for Organizational Studies, and long-term coordinator of its PhD workshop. She is Senior Editor of Organization Studies.
Signe Vikkelsø

Signe Vikkelsø

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (spring 2020). Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School.
My research is located at the intersection of organization theory and science and technology studies. I am interested in the role of organization theory and organizing techniques in the shaping of human relations and society. Among other things, I have studied the organizational consequences of electronic patient records in hospitals, the history of organizational concepts, and the organizing effects and challenges of innovation policies and principles. Currently, I am collaborating on a project comparing US, Chinese and Danish science and innovation policies.