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A woman seated on a stool wearing traditional Mongolian garb milks a yak.

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(1 of 3) Yak milking continues in Mongolia today.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Warinner

Research

Ancient dental plaque points to the historical significance of dairy culture on the Eurasian Steppe.

8.6.20

Michael Kremer

Michael Kremer
Photograph courtesy Michael Kremer/Harvard University

Development economist pulls up roots.

8.24.20

Photograph of Bharat Ramamurti

Bharat Ramamurti

Photograph by Jason Hornick/Courtesy of Bharat Ramamurti

Bharat Ramamurti ’03 oversees CARES Act spending—and pursues corporate reform.

September-October 2020

View of the Royall House and the slave quarters.

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(1 of 4) The Georgian mansion and adjacent slave quarters were once part of a 500-acre farm just north of Boston.

Photograph by Theresa Kelliher/Courtesy of the Royall House and Slave Quarters museum

Preserving black history as “an act of liberation”

September-October 2020

Illustration about meritocracy: one mother penguin and chick wear college mortarboards, while another mother penguin and her chick don’t.

Illustration by Barbara Dekeyser

Michael Sandel makes the case against meritocracy.

September-October 2020

A partial list of those mentioned in this article

September-October 2020

Black journalist Claudia Jones on the phone in the offices of the “West Indian Gazette” in London

Jones at work in the offices of the West Indian Gazette in Brixton, South London, in 1962

Photograph by FPG/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Brief life of an intersectional activist: 1915-1964

September-October 2020

Photograph of Professor Noah Feldman at House impeachment hearings, December 4, 2019

Professor Noah Feldman arrives to testify during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, December 4, 2019.

Photograph by Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press

Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman’s constitutionalism is a branch of the humanities.

September-October 2020

Illustration of a professor striving to keep up with a fast-walking elderly Hadza woman

Illustration by Serge Bloch

A biological anthropologist explains why and how exercise works to combat senescence.

September-October 2020