2015-2018 Fellows

Virginia Doellgast

Virginia Doellgast, PhD ’05, associate professor of employment relations at the ILR School, analyzes the implications of corporate restructuring on workers in the communications sector in Europe; she also is studying human resource management in the global call center industry. She is author of Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy (Cornell University Press). She has been a visiting scholar in Germany, France, Australia, and England. Prior to joining the ILR faculty as in July 2015 she taught at the London School of Economics.

Odette Lienau

Odette Lienau is an associate professor of law at Cornell Law School. Her teaching and research focus on international economic law, international law, and international relations, bankruptcy and debtor-creditor relations, and political and legal theory. She is author of Rethinking Sovereign Debt: Politics, Reputation, and Legitimacy in Modern Finance (Harvard University Press). Prior to joining the Cornell faculty, she practiced law with the financial restructuring and insolvency group at the Shearman & Sterling law firm in New York City.

Margaret McNairy

Margaret McNairy, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine and Bonnie Johnson Sacerdote Clinical Scholar in Women's Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her research is devoted to the development and evaluation of new models of HIV care delivery to reduce HIV-related diseases/mortality and decrease its transmission. She is considered a leading authority on implementation science in the global health field. In collaboration with Cornell’s Center for Global Health, McNairy is exploring the implementation of HIV delivery systems in resource-limited settings. Before her transition to WCMC, she was an associate research physician in the division of global health equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital 2009-2014.

Jessica Chen Weiss

Jessica Chen Weiss is an associate professor of political science, Department of Government, College of Arts and Sciences. is the author of “Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations” (Oxford University Press). Her dissertation won the 2009 American Political Science Association Helen Dwight Reid Award for the top thesis in international relations, law and politics. She previously served as an assistant professor of political science at Yale University and research fellow at its MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.