Faculty

Esra Akcan

Esra Akcan

Director of the Cornell Institute for European Studies

Esra Akcan is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture. Her research on modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism foregrounds the intertwined histories of Europe and West Asia.

Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu

C. Marks Professor of International Studies

Kaushik Basu is a professor of economics at Cornell and president of the International Economic Association. From 2012 to 2016 he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank.

Anne Blackburn

Anne M. Blackburn

Director of the South Asia Program

Anne M. Blackburn is a professor of South Asian and Buddhist studies in the Department of Asian Studies. Much of her work focuses on Buddhist monastic cultures, and Buddhist participation in networks linking Sri Lanka and mainland Southeast Asia before and during the colonial period.

Valerie Bunce

Valerie J. Bunce

Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies

Valerie Jane Bunce is a professor of government whose work addresses democratization, the origins and consequences of imperial decline, international democracy promotion, interethnic cooperation and conflict, peacemaking, and the diffusion of capitalism.

Abigail C. Cohn

Abigail C. Cohn

Director of the Southeast Asia Program

Abigail C. Cohn is a professor of linguistics and Southeast Asian studies whose research interests include the phonetics, phonology, morphology, and sociolinguistics of the languages of Indonesia.

Raymond B. Craib

Raymond B. Craib

Director of the Latin American Studies Program

Raymond B. Craib is a professor of history whose research focuses primarily on the modern histories of Mexico and Chile. His most recent book, The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. 

Matthew Evangelista

Matthew A. Evangelista

Director of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and the International Relations Minor

Matthew Anthony Evangelista is a professor of government who studies international humanitarian law, separatist movements, and gender and conflict. His most recent book, co-edited with Henry Shue, is The American Way of Bombing: Changing Ethical and Legal Norms, from Flying Fortresses to Drones

Peter Katzenstein

Peter J. Katzenstein

Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies

Peter J. Katzenstein is a professor of government whose research and teaching lie at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics. His interests include the politics of civilizational states, public diplomacy, anti-imperialism, regionalism, and German politics.

Robin McNeal

Robin McNeal

Director of the East Asia Program

Robin McNeal is associate professor of pre-modern Chinese literature and history in the Department of Asian Studies. He previously served as associate director of East Asia Program's China initiatives and director of graduate studies for Asian literature, religion, and culture.

Hirokazu Miyazaki

Hirokazu Miyazaki

Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Hirokazu Miyazaki is a professor of anthropology and the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies. He is focused on strengthening the Einaudi Center's function as a cross-campus hub for interdisciplinary international research and education, and on increasing its impact beyond the university. 

Muna Ndulo

Muna B. Ndulo

Director of the Institute for African Development

Muna B. Ndulo is a professor of law at Cornell Law School. He is an authority on African legal systems, human rights, constitutions, election monitoring, international development, and legal aspects of foreign investments in developing countries.

Annelise Riles

Annelise Riles

Director of Meridian 180

Annelise Riles is the Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law in Far East Legal Studies and a professor of anthropology. She is the founder and director of Meridian 180, a transnational platform for policy solutions. 

Eric Tagliacozzo

Eric Tagliacozzo

Director of the Comparative Muslim Societies Program

Eric Tagliacozzo is a professor in the Department of History.  Much of his work has centered on the history of people, ideas, and material in motion in and around Southeast Asia, especially in the late colonial age.