Administration

Kate Anable

Kate Anable

Director of Administration and Operations
Undergraduate Program Administrator

Kate Anable is the Director of Administration and Operations, and the Undergraduate Program Administrator. As Director of Administration, she oversees all administrative and financial operations of the department, including human resources, budget management, and staffing. As the Undergraduate Program Administrator, she is available to first years and sophomores interested in concentrating in Social Studies, as well as concentrators in need of general advising or help with student records. She serves on the Board of Advisors, Board of Instruction, and Board of Freshmen Advisors. 

William James Hall 370
p: 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 Studies in Social Studies and a Senior Lecturer. She is available for general academic advising as well as for conversations with students who are interested in pursuing joint or double concentrations, independent studies, unusual paths within Social Studies, or who have concerns about their progress or ideas for improving the program. She coordinates the junior and senior tutorial programs and teaches four sections of the “Introduction to the Senior Thesis” Workshop each year. She would be happy to talk with students about the junior tutorial program, their preparation for writing a senior thesis, and any aspect of the thesis or honors process. And she would be happy to talk with students about their journey at Harvard and thoughts about their path afterwards.

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William James Hall 368
p: 617-496-1838
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Charles Clavey

Lecturer on Social Studies
Interim Course Director

As the Interim Course Director for the Sophomore Tutorial (SOC-STD 10), Dr. Clavey can be contacted with questions regarding the general content of the course as well as its administrative aspects.... Read more about Charles Clavey

William James Hall 338
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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.

William James Hall, Third Floor
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-2957
Sarah Helmar

Sarah Helmar

Staff Assistant

Sarah Helmar 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.

William James Hall, Third Floor
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-2163
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Nicole Newendorp

Associate 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.... Read more about Nicole Newendorp

William James Hall 380
p: 617-496-5819
Bonnie Talbert

Bonnie Talbert

Associate Director of Studies for First Years and Sophomores
Lecturer on Social Studies

Dr. Talbert should be contacted if you are a first-year student or sophomore and have questions about the declaration process or the Social Studies program itself. 
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William James Hall 382
p: 617-496-5178