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.


Tomlan, Michael

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Professor, City & Regional Planning (mat4@cornell.edu)
https://aap.cornell.edu/people/michael-tomlan

Regions: East Asia, South Asia
Countries: Cambodia, India, China
Languages:

  • French
    (Full Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Urban Studies
    building conservation technology; survey and documentation methods for preservation; preservation economics and finance; urban history
  • City and Regional Planning
    building-conservation technology; survey and documentation methods for preservation; preservation economics and finance; urban history
  • Public Affairs
    tax incentives for rehabilitation; transfer of development rights
  • Real Estate


Toorawa, Shawkat

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies (smt24@cornell.edu)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawkat_Toorawa

Regions: Europe, West Asia
Countries: France, Turkey, Arab Countries, Indic Ocean
Languages:

  • French
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Arabic
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Mauritian Creole
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Spanish
    (Full Professional)
  • Gujarati
    (Working Professional)
  • Latin
    (Limited Working)
  • Persian
    (Limited Working)
  • German
    (Elementary)
  • Hindi/Urdu
    (Working Professional)
  • Sanskrit
    (Elementary)
  • Bahasa
    (Elementary)
  • Italian
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Comparative Literature
    Arabic literature; Islamic studies
  • Near Eastern Studies
    classical and medieval Arabic literature; literary history; medieval Islamic culture
  • Medieval Studies


Torea, Thierry

Regions: Europe
Countries: France
Research Specializations:

  • Romance Studies


Torres, Alfonso

College of Veterinary Medicine
Emeritus Professor, Population Medicine and Diagnostics Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (at97@cornell.edu)
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/news/Dr.AlfonsoTorres.cfm

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, East Asia
Countries: All South American Countries, Mexico, China, Hong Kong
Languages:

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

Research Specializations:

  • Population Medicine and Diagnostics Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
    Expert on Transboundary Animal Diseases and their economic, social and political consequences


Tranviet, Thuy

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies (tdt5@cornell.edu)
http://asianstudies.cornell.edu/thuy-d-tranviet

Countries: Vietnam
Languages:

  • Vietnamese
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Asian Studies
    vietnamese language; Contemporary literature, especially satire in Vietnamese writings in the 1930s


Travers, Robert

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, History (trt5@cornell.edu)
http://history.cornell.edu/robert-travers

Regions: South Asia
Countries: United Kingdom, Russia, India
Languages:

  • English
    (Full Professional)
  • Persian
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • History
    modern British and imperial history; colonial India


Travis, Alexander

College of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Professor, Baker Institute for Animal Health (ajt32@cornell.edu)
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/baker/research/faculty/AlexTravis.cfm

Research Specializations:

  • Molecular and Integrative Physiology
    biology of male germ cells; signaling and metabolism of sperm during capacitation; organization of lipid raft subdomains in sperm; conservation applications of germ cell reproductive technologies
  • Biomedical Engineering
    biomedical engineering
  • Comparative Biomedical Sciences
    comparative biology of male germ cells; signaling and metabolism of sperm during capacitation; organization of lipid raft membrane sub-domains in sperm; applications of technologies using reproductive stem cells for wildlife conservation
  • Animal Science
    male germ cells and sperm; fertilization; assisted reproduction; biotechnology; rural rood animal production in developing nations
  • Zoology and Wildlife Conservation
    reproductive biology focusing on sperm and spermatogonial stem cells; wildlife conservation through approaches integrating studies of animals, humans, and the environments they share


Tsimberov, Viktoria

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Comparative Literature (vt13@cornell.edu)
http://russian.cornell.edu/index.cfm?MainFrameURL=russian.web/people/vt.cfm&Sect...

Regions: Europe
Countries: Russia
Languages:

  • Russian
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Economics
    macroeconomics and finance; econometrics; international economics


Tucker, Terry W.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Senior Lecturer, CALS International Programs (twt2@cornell.edu)
https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/people/terry-tucker

Research Specializations:

  • Global Development
    farmer-led innovation; alternative extension approaches and institutional arrangements; diverse partnerships for development


Tun, San San Hnin

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies (sht3@cornell.edu)
http://lacito.vjf.cnrs.fr/membres/hnin_tun.htm

Regions: Europe
Countries: France, Burma
Languages:

  • Burmese
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Italian
    (Working Professional)
  • German
    (Elementary)
  • Spanish
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • French
  • Burmese


Turner, James

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor Emeritus, Africana Studies & Research Center (jet8@cornell.edu)
http://africana.cornell.edu/james-turner

Regions: Africa, Northern America
Research Specializations:

  • Urban Studies
    Black politics; African American social and political theory; political economy of race and racism and public policy
  • Africana Studies


Turner, Lowell

School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Professor, ILR School (lrt4@cornell.edu)
https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/lowell-turner

Countries: Germany, France, United Kingdom, European Union, United States
Languages:

  • German
    (Working Professional)
  • French
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • International and Comparative Labor
    Labor movement revitalization; immigrant workers; young workers; comparative labor movements
  • Government
    comparative political economy; Western Europe; German unification, comparative labor


Underkuffler, Laura S.

Research Specializations:

  • Law
    property law and property theory; comparative property law; property rights and regime change; corruption and democratic governance; the role of moral decision-making in law


Uphoff, Norman Thomas

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor and CIPA Director, Government (ntu1@cornell.edu)
http://www.cipa.cornell.edu/cipa/academics/corefaculty.cfm?person=19&letter=ALL

Regions: Africa, South Asia
Countries: South Africa
Languages:

  • German
    (Full Professional)
  • Sinhala
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • Global Development
    methods of analysis; development policy
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development
    participatory development; local organization for natural resources management, particularly irrigation and water management
  • Public Affairs
    rural development; development policy; political economy; public policy; administration
  • International Agriculture and Rural Development
    rural development; participatory natural resource management; participation and local organization; participatory irrigation management; bureaucratic reorientation; agroecological innovation; rice intensification


Vallois, Marie-Claire

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Romance Studies (mv46@cornell.edu)
http://romancestudies.cornell.edu/people/faculty-directory/marie-claire-vallois/

Regions: Europe
Countries: France
Languages:

  • French
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Romance Studies
    eighteenth-century French literature; semiotics and narratology; French and Francophone theories; practices of feminism
  • Comparative Literature
    eighteenth-century French literature; the Revolution; romanticism; cultural studies; women's studies
  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    French women writers; French feminism; women in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France


Van Amburgh, Michael E.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Animal Science (mev1@cornell.edu)
https://ansci.cals.cornell.edu/people/michael-van-amburgh

Research Specializations:

  • Animal Science
    ruminant nutrition and dairy management


Van De Walle, Nicolas

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Government (nv38@cornell.edu)
http://government.cornell.edu/nicolas-van-de-walle

Regions: Africa, Europe
Countries: Mali, Zambia, Senegal, Kenya, France
Languages:

  • French
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Africana Studies
    African political and economic processes; theories and methods of comparative politics; international political economy; democratization; effectiveness or foreign aid
  • Government
    comparative politics; political economy of development with a special focus on Africa, democratization, and the politics of economic reform; the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies
  • Public Affairs
    public affairs


Van Es, Harold

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Crop & Soil Sciences (hmv1@cornell.edu)
https://scs.cals.cornell.edu/people/harold-van-es

Regions: Europe
Countries: Bulgaria, Poland, Ukraine, Central America
Research Specializations:

  • Water Resources
    soil and water conservation; precision agriculture; environmental protection
  • Global Development
    soil and water conservation; soil hydrology; sustainable agriculture
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development
    soil and water management; precision agriculture; soil quality; nitrogen dynamics
  • Soil and Crop Sciences


Van Oyen, Astrid

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Classics (av475@cornell.edu)
http://classics.cornell.edu/astrid-van-oyen

Regions: Europe
Countries: France; Spain; Italy; Britain; Belgium
Languages:

  • English
    (Full Professional)
  • Dutch
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Full Professional)
  • Italian
    (Full Professional)
  • German
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Archeology; Classics
    Roman Archaeology, Technology and Production, Empire and Imperialism, Ancient Economy, Innovation, Material Culture Studies, Materiality


Vaughn, Stephanie

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, English (sv19@cornell.edu)
http://english.cornell.edu/stephanie-vaughn

Regions: Europe
Countries: Italy
Research Specializations:

  • English Language and Literature
    creative writing

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