Ashley Anderson
Charrise Barron
Henry Bowles
Phoebe DeVries
Chen Liu
Carolina Salguero
Ariel White
Tom Wisniewski

Harvard Horizons Symposium 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University

The Harvard Horizons Program is a professional development opportunity that features and supports the extraordinary researchers who make up Harvard’s PhD community. Each year, eight outstanding PhD candidates are chosen as Harvard Horizons Scholars and receive in-depth, personalized mentoring and coaching designed to enhance their presentation skills. The program culminates in the Harvard Horizons Symposium, where Horizons Scholars deliver brief, compelling talks about their research from the Sanders Theatre stage.

Learn more:

Watch Horizons Scholars discuss their experiences, learn about the mentoring program, or view past symposia.

A committee of faculty, known as the Harvard Horizons Faculty Fellows,
select 15 applicants for a round of interviews before choosing the 8 Harvard Horizons Scholars. All 15 finalists may access up to $1,000 of professional development funds.

Horizons Scholars:

  • hone their research ideas in ways that powerfully assist dissertation work;
  • build community with peers across fields in GSAS; and
  • receive mentoring from one to two of the Harvard Horizons Faculty Fellows.


Eight talented PhD students • Eight new ideas • Eight compelling talks • Unlimited potential

Ashley Anderson, Government
"Going Political: Institutions, Labor Mobilization, and Democratic Unrest in the Middle East"
Charrise Barron, African American Studies
"The Platinum Age of Gospel"
Henry Bowles, Comparative Literature
"Anatomy of 'Decadence'"
Phoebe DeVries, Earth and Planetary Sciences
"Time-Dependent Stress Transfer and Earthquake Triggering along the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey"
Chen Liu, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
"Lasting Ephemera: The Culture of Marginalia in 12th Century China"
Carolina Salguero, Molecular and Cellular Biology
"The Becoming of a Knot: The Basis of Translation Recoding in the SARS-Coronavirus"
Ariel White, Political Science
"Voter Behavior in the Shadow of Punitive Policies"

Thomas Wisniewski, Comparative Literature
"The Rhythm of Prose"