Spring 2022

Frank Dobbin

Frank Dobbin

Director, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center; Faculty Associate. Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
Frank Dobbin's evidence-based research on corporate diversity programs (with Alexandra Kalev) shows that mentoring programs, diversity taskforces, and special recruitment programs have helped to promote diversity by engaging managers, while diversity training and diversity performance evaluations have thwarted progress by stigmatizing managers. These findings have been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Le Monde, CNN, and National Public Radio. Dobbin has published numerous books studying the social construction of economic rationality, including Forging Industrial Policy: United States, Britain, and France in the Railway Age (1994) and The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy (2008). Recent research examines rise of the shareholder value model of corporate management.
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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.

Eliane Bucher

Eliane Bucher

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Spring 2022). Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Culture, BI Norwegian Business School.
Eliane Bucher is an Assistant Professor with the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. She completed her doctorate in management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland where she is currently also a lecturer for digital media and communications management. Her research centers on new forms of work and organizing, algorithmic management and digital platforms. In particular, she is interested in harnessing automated forms of text analysis and machine learning to understand voice and inequality in large-scale online discourses. This includes inquiries into online spaces as catalysts for global social movements.
Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä

Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Spring 2022). Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Business, Aalto University; The Royal Society & British Academy Newton International Fellow, Anglia Ruskin University.

Dr. Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä is a scholar-activist based at Aalto University School of Business in Finland. His work originates from disciplinary approaches rooted to entrepreneurship and organizational science.

His previous work focused particularly on extreme settings. It included teaching entrepreneurship in North Korea (2012-2017) and co-founding the WTSUP! Beirut platform (2018-2020) that focused on supporting equality and equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Lebanon. In Finland, Dr. Heikkilä's previous work included action-research (2016-2019) with The Shortcut initiative, which aims to integrate immigrants into Finnish society with community-driven entrepreneurship education methodology via NGO-startup modeling.

Dr. Heikkilä's current focus is to support societal crisis recovery by working first, on exploring and piloting new forms of science dissemination and second, studying resilience and perseverance in entrepreneurial and artistic communities.

His previous and ongoing affiliations include Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford SCANCOR visiting scholar, and Newton Fellow of the Royal Society. His work has been published in academic journals including Environment and Planning A, Journal of World Business, Journal of Strategic Information Systems and in various media outlets such as the Finnish national news outlet YLE and internationally in the Financial Times.

Mariia Kobzeva

Mariia Kobzeva

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Spring 2022). Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Arctic Studies, Department of Social Sciences, University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway.
Mariia Kobzeva, PhD in Political Science, is a postdoctoral fellow in global Arctic studies at the Department of Social Sciences, UiT Norwegian Arctic University. Mariia focuses on Sino-Russian relations in the Arctic amid the new balance of power, as well as on Russian and Chinese foreign policies. In 2020, Mariia was an awardee of a Centre universitaire de Norvège à Paris stipend for a two-month research project “French-Russian-Chinese cooperation in Arctic LNG projects” (conducted at Sorbonne Université). Mariia was awarded China-Nordic Arctic Research Center fellowship (upcoming visit to Tongji University, Shanghai in 2021). She is a member of the War and Peace Dynamics group at the UiT. In 2021, Mariia received the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship grant (MSCA-IF) for the research project on Arctic security regime adaptation (the starting date is in fall 2022).