Our Team

Katrina Burgess, Ph.D.
Director, Henry J. Leir Institute
Associate Professor of Political Economy

Office: Cabot 603B
Email: katrina.burgess@tufts.edu
Katrina Burgess is Director of the Henry J. Leir Institute and Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She is the author of Courting Migrants: How States Make Diasporas and Diasporas Make States and Writer and Producer of Waylaid in Tijuana, a documentary about Haitian and Central American migrants whose journeys to the United States are disrupted by shifts in U.S. policy. She has also published on labor politics, remittances, migration, and voting from abroad. She previously taught at Brown University, Syracuse University, UCLA, and the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and received her PhD in Politics from Princeton University.
Allison Larman

MALD Candidate
Research Assistant
Allison is a second year MALD student focussing on International Negotiation & Conflict Resolution and Human Security. Prior to Fletcher she was working with international exchange programs in Malaysia.
Sakshi Chandra

MALD Candidate
Research Assistant
Sakshi Chandra, a human rights lawyer from India, is a second year MALD Candidate at The Fletcher School. Prior to Fletcher, Sakshi worked with Delhi Commission for Women, The Ministry of External Affairs, and Aangan Trust, a child rights organization. Most recently, she spent her summer working with United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism.
Diogo Eiji Yoshida

Visiting Research Fellow
Diogo Eiji Yoshida is a Visiting Fellow in Human Security at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Ph.D. candidate in International Public Policy at the University of Tsukuba, Japan.He holds a B.A. in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Goias, Brazil, and an M.A. in International Area Studies from the University of Tsukuba, Japan.
Asa Cooper

Research Assistant

Asa is a second-year student at Fletcher. He studied International Affairs at The American University of Paris where he became interested in post-conflict development. At Fletcher, he is focusing on Human Security and Conflict Resolution with a specific interest in peacebuilding and civil society development in Sub-Saharan Africa.