Administration

Kate Anable

Kate Anable

Undergraduate Program Administrator
Department Administrator

Kate Anable is the Undergraduate Program Administrator and the Department Administrator. As the Undergraduate Program Administrator, she is available to freshmen and sophomores interested in concentrating in Social Studies, as well as concentrators in need of general advising or help with student records. As Department Administrator, she oversees all administrative aspects of the Social Studies program. She serves on the Admissions Committee, Board of Advisors, Board of Instruction, and the Student Affairs Committee. 

617-495-2188
Anya Bernstein Bassett

Anya Bernstein Bassett

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Senior Lecturer on Social Studies


Anya Bernstein Bassett is the Director of Undergraduate Studies. As Director of Undergraduate Studies, she is available for general academic advising as well as for discussions with students who wish to pursue joint concentrations, independent studies, unusual paths within Social Studies, or who have concerns about their progress or ideas about how the concentration can be improved.

617-496-1838
Kevin Caffrey

Kevin Caffrey

Course Director
Lecturer on Social Studies


Dr. Caffrey can be contacted with questions regarding the SS10 section sorting process as well as with general questions about SS10.

617-496-1750
Katie Greene

Katie Greene

Staff Assistant


Katie Greene is the assistant to the Director and provides administrative support for both Social Studies 98 and 99. Students may feel free to contact her about matters pertaining to the junior or senior tutorials, Social Studies events, and the department website.

617-496-2957
Heather Jacques

Heather Jacques

Staff Assistant


Heather Jacques is the assistant to the Department Administrator and the Chair, and provides administrative support for Social Studies 10 and Social Studies 40. Students may contact her with questions about sophomore tutorials and concentration status, and with general concerns.

617-495-2163
Nicole Newendorp

Nicole Newendorp

Assistant Director of Studies for Juniors and Seniors
Lecturer on Social Studies

Dr. Newendorp should be contacted if you are a junior or senior with questions about thesis topics, supervisors, thesis writer workshops or general questions about Social Studies. She is also the contact for sophomores interested in study abroad programs.

617-496-5819
Bonnie Talbert

Bonnie Talbert

Assistant Director of Studies for Freshmen and Sophomores
Lecturer on Social Studies

Dr. Talbert should be contacted if you are a freshman or sophomore and have questions about the admissions process or the Social Studies program itself. 

617-496-5178