Faculty Database

The Einaudi Center’s Faculty Database tracks Cornell faculty whose research or teaching interests engages with global issues. Information included in the database comes from faculty, departmental and personal websites, as well as the Cornell Graduate School Fields of Study Database.

Our database enables users to search by field of study (e.g. Aerospace Engineering, Animal Science, Anthropology, etc.), research or teaching specialization (e.g. thermal sciences, animal nutrition, biological anthropology), language, region of the world, country, or faculty name.

To add, remove, or modify information in the database, please send an email to faculty@einaudi.cornell.edu.


Peterson, Charles

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor Emeritus, History (cap4@cornell.edu)
http://history.cornell.edu/emeriti

Regions: East Asia
Countries: China
Research Specializations:

  • History
    Chinese history in the T'ang-Sung period - political, military, administrative, and foreign relations, especially late T'ang and late southern Sung
  • Asian Studies
    Chinese medieval history
  • Medieval Studies
    medieval Chinese history - T'ang and Sung periods


Pfeffer, Max J.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Development Sociology (mjp5@cornell.edu)
https://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu/people/max-pfeffer

Regions: Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean
Countries: United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Central America
Research Specializations:

  • Demography
    demography
  • Global Development
    development sociology
  • International Agriculture and Rural Development
    environment and society; watershed; ecosystem; farming systems management; conservation and sustainable development
  • Development Sociology
    environmental sociology; rural development; sociology of labor markets; ethnicity and immigration
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development
    human dimensions of watershed management; sustainable agriculture and development
  • Water Resources
    water resources


Phan, Hannah

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies (hp23@cornell.edu)
http://asianstudies.cornell.edu/hannah-phan

Regions: South Asia
Countries: Cambodia
Languages:

  • Khmer
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Russian
    (Working Professional)
  • French
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Asian Studies
    Khmer Language


Pimentel, David

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor Emeritus, Entomology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (dp18@cornell.edu)
https://entomology.cals.cornell.edu/people/emeriti-faculty

Research Specializations:

  • Natural Resources
    environmental policies; energy and land resources; ecosystem management
  • Environmental Quality
    insect ecology
  • Entomology
    insect ecology; biological control; population ecology
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development
    land, water, energy, and biological resource management for environmentally sound agriculture
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    population ecology; ecosystems


Pinch, Trevor

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Science & Technology Studies; Sociology (tjp2@cornell.edu)
http://sts.cornell.edu/trevor-j-pinch

Regions: Europe
Countries: United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany
Languages:

  • French
    (Limited Working)
  • German
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • Science and Technology Studies
    sociology of science and technology; sociology of musical instruments; sociology of the internet and online interaction
  • Sociology
    sociology of science; sociology of technology; reputation systems; sociology of sound and music
  • Information Science
    sociology of technology; history and sociology of musical instruments; digital music communities; economic sociology; and science and technology studies


Pincus, Lisa

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor Visiting, History of Art and Visual Studies (lp286@cornell.edu)
http://arthistory.cornell.edu/lisa-pincus

Regions: Europe
Countries: Netherlands
Research Specializations:

  • History of Art, Archaeology, and Visual Studies
    17th century Northern Baroque; 17th century Dutch art; early modern science and visual experiment


Pinet, Simone

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Romance Studies (sp349@cornell.edu)
https://romancestudies.cornell.edu/simone-pinet

Regions: Europe
Countries: Spain, France, Italy
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Full Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
    Medieval and Renaissance Spanish literatures and cultures; Mester de clerecía; Medieval and renaissance cartography; Books of chivalry; Golden Age poetics
  • Romance Studies
    Medieval studies; Early modern studies; Theories of space; Economy and literature; Rhetoric and culture


Pingali, Prabhu Lakshminarayana

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Applied Economics & Management (plp39@cornell.edu)
https://dyson.cornell.edu/people/prabhu-pingali

Regions: Global
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Telugu
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Hindi
    (Full Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Applied Economics and Management
    International Agricultural Development; Food and Nutrition Policy; Rural Poverty Reduction
  • Public Affairs
    Pingali has over three decades of experience working with some of the leading international agricultural development organizations as a research economist, development practitioner and senior manager. Professor Pingali has written 10 books and over 100 re
  • Economics
  • Global Development
  • Nutrition


Pinkus, Karen

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Romance Studies (kep44@cornell.edu)
https://romancestudies.cornell.edu/karen-pinkus

Regions: Europe
Countries: Italy, Scandinavia, France
Languages:

  • French
    (Full Professional)
  • Latin
    (Working Professional)
  • German
    (Limited Working)
  • Spanish
    (Working Professional)
  • Italian
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Swedish
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • Comparative Literature
    Italian literature and culture; visual arts; literary theory; environment and literature; technology
  • Romance Studies
    Italian literature; cultural studies
  • Art
    painting, photography; printmaking; sculpture; studio art


Pinstrup-Andersen, Per

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor Emeritus, Applied Economics & Management (pp94@cornell.edu)
https://www.human.cornell.edu/people/pp94?netid=pp94

Regions: Africa, Europe
Countries: Denmark
Languages:

  • Danish
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Public Affairs
    environmental policy; finance and fiscal policy; government, politics and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy
  • Global Development
    food and nutrition economics and policy
  • Applied Economics and Management
    food and nutrition policy; globalization and poverty; agricultural research and technology policy
  • Nutrition
    food policy research; global food system and the role of policy; economics; ethics and the market


Platt, Verity

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Classics (vjp33@cornell.edu)
http://arthistory.cornell.edu/verity-platt

Regions: Europe
Countries: Greece, Italy
Languages:

  • Latin
    (Full Professional)
  • Ancient Greek
    (Working Professional)
  • Italian
    (Limited Working)
  • French
    (Limited Working)
  • German
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Archaeology
    Greek and Roman art
  • Classics
    Greek and Roman Art; aesthetics of the sacred in antiquity; ancient theories of representation; Roman wall painting; funerary art
  • History of Art, Archaeology, and Visual Studies


Pollak, Nancy

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Comparative Literature (np27@cornell.edu)
http://complit.cornell.edu/nancy-pollak

Regions: Europe
Countries: Russia
Languages:

  • Russian (5), French (4), German (2), Italian (1), Latin (2), Ancient Greek (1), Biblical Hebrew (1), Sanskrit (1)
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Full Professional)
  • German
    (Limited Working)
  • Italian
    (Elementary)
  • Latin
    (Limited Working)
  • Ancient Greek
    (Elementary)
  • Biblical Hebrew
    (Elementary)
  • Sanskrit
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • Comparative Literature
    Russian poetry and poetics; Robert Frost; versification


Pond, Steven

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Music (sfp8@cornell.edu)
http://music.cornell.edu/steven-pond

Regions: Northern America
Research Specializations:

  • Music
    African-American musics; popular musics; jazz historiography; fusion jazz
  • American Studies


Poole, Angela

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Assistant Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences (acp234@cornell.edu)
https://cals.cornell.edu/news/meet-faculty-angela-poole/

Regions: Global
Languages:

  • Latin
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Nutrition
    Microbiome, carbohydrate, metabolism


Poveda, Katja

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Assistant Professor, Entomology (kap235@cornell.edu)
https://entomology.cals.cornell.edu/people/katja-poveda

Regions: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
Countries: Kenya; USA; Colombia
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Spanish
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • German
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Entomology
    Landscape Ecology; Ecology of Cropping Systems; Plant-Insect Interactions and their Interface with Natural Systems; Agroecology; Effect of diversity at local and landscape scales on ecosystem (dis)services important for agricultural systems, including pollination, herbivory, biological control and ultimately yield; Ecological, physiological, and genetic mechanisms of plant tolerance and resistance traits in agricultural crops


Power, Alison

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Science & Technology Studies; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (agp4@cornell.edu)
http://ecologyandevolution.cornell.edu/alison-g-power

Countries: Kenya, Uganda, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Working Professional)
  • French
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • Latin American Studies
    agricultural ecology; ecology of cropping systems and epidemiology of insect-vectored diseases
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    agricultural ecology; ecology of cropping systems; ecology of insect vectors
  • Entomology
    agriculture ecology; pest management; ecological interactions between natural and agricultural ecosystems
  • Global Development
    agroecology; conservation biology
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development
    ecology of agricultural systems, with emphasis on pest management
  • Science and Technology Studies


Powers, David

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Near Eastern Studies; Law; Director of the Medieval Studies Program (dsp4@cornell.edu)
http://neareasternstudies.cornell.edu/david-stephan-powers

Regions: Africa, West Asia
Languages:

  • French
    (Working Professional)
  • Arabic
    (Full Professional)
  • Hebrew
    (Full Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Near Eastern Studies
    Islamic history and law
  • History
    Islamic history, Quranic studies, Islamic law and history; Jews of Arab lands
  • Medieval Studies
    medieval Islamic history


Prasad, Eswar

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Applied Economics & Management (eswar.prasad@cornell.edu)
http://prasad.aem.cornell.edu/

Countries: China, India
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Polish
    (Working Professional)
  • Hindi
    (Full Professional)
  • Tamil
    (Full Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Economics
    international economics; monetary and macroeconomics; labor economics
  • Applied Economics and Management
    international finance; open economy; macroeconomics of China and India


Pritchard, Sara B.

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Science & Technology Studies (sbp65@cornell.edu)
http://sts.cornell.edu/sara-b-pritchard

Countries: France, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
Languages:

  • French
    (Full Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • History
    history of technology, environmental history, and their intersection ("envirotech") with a focus on 20th-century France the French empire
  • Science and Technology Studies
    history of technology; environmental history; modern France and French Empire
  • Architecture
    history of technology; environmental history; modern France and French Empire


Proudfoot, Devon

School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Assistant Professor, Human Resource Studies (devon.proudfoot@cornell.edu)
https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/devon-proudfoot

Regions: Europe, Northern America
Countries: UK, Canada
Research Specializations:

  • Human Resource Studies
    Stereotyping and inequality, creativity evaluation, and motivational underpinnings of organizational attitudes and behavior.

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