Thomas Pepinsky

International Faculty Fellow
Thomas Pepinsky


Thomas Pepinsky is an associate professor in the government department and a faculty member of the Southeast Asia Program. He studies comparative politics and political economy, with a focus on emerging market economies in Southeast Asia.

His research centers around two themes: the relationship between economic interests and political outcomes, and the interaction between domestic politics and the global economy. His current work focuses on financial politics in emerging market economies, authoritarianism and regime survival, and political Islam in Indonesia and beyond.

Thomas Pepinsky received his PhD in political science from Yale University in 2007 and joined the Cornell faculty in 2008.