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More than 450 faculty from across Cornell come together at the Einaudi Center to imagine and conduct global research. Over 150 graduate and undergraduate students find resources, inspiration, and a global scholarly community through Einaudi's eight regional and thematic programs and minors.

Global Racial Justice Postdoctoral Fellow

Mohamed Abdou is a global racial justice postdoctoral fellow and part of the Einaudi Center’s inequalities and social justice research team.

Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Lecturer, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Nepal

Teaching/Research Interests: Teaching Nepali as a second language

Professor, Africana and Romance Studies
Assistant Professor, Government

Begüm Adalet is a political theorist with research and teaching interests in anti-colonial thought, transnationalism, the Cold War, development, land, and the built environment.

Programs and Campaigns Lead, Oxfam in Ghana
Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam focuses on strategy, policy analysis, research, campaign, and advocacy leadership for Ghana's social and economic justice issues. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of German Studies

Leslie Adelson’s teaching and research concentrate on German literature from 1945 to the present and additionally reflect interdisciplinary as well as transnational approaches to culture and history.

Graduate Student

Rama is a PhD student in Human Computer Interaction. His primary interests lie in the areas of education and development contexts (ICT4D). In particular, he tries to understand ways in which various communities use technologies for achieving their goals and design…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026

Committee Chair/Advisor: Jenny Goldstein

Discipline: Development Sociology

Primary Language: …

Associate Professor, Colorado State University

Ryadi Adityavarman is an associate professor in the Interior Architecture program at Colorado State University. He has a multidisciplinary background in architecture, interior design, and historic preservation with a particular focus in Indonesian architectural…

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Nick Admussen is an associate professor of Chinese literature and the past director of the Contemporary China Initiative.

Professor, Entomology
LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Angelica Aguirre is a PhD student in the History Department. Her studies focus on space and politics surrounding counterinsurgency in Southern Mexico.

Graduate Student

Farhana is a PhD student in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell. Her research intersects the fields of adaptation planning, water, and institutional reform in Bangladesh.

LACS Visiting Scholar
Leonardo Aires de Castro is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Political Science Program (PPGPol) in the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil.
Associate Professor, Industrial and Labor Relations

Ifeoma Ajunwa is an associate professor of labor and employment law, labor relations, and history in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations School and an associated faculty member of the Cornell Law School.

Professor, Architectural Theory

Esra Akcan is the Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory in the Department of Architecture. Her scholarly work on a geopolitically conscious global history of urbanism and architecture inspires her teaching.

Graduate Student

Manasicha is pursuing a PhD in Asian literature, religion, and culture from the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell.

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Christopher Alabi's research focuses on the assembly of new sequence-defined macromolecules that can be used to create stimuli-responsive materials, develop efficient drug delivery bioconjugates, and design potent antimicrobial agents.

Ph.D., Lecturer in History

Jomarie Alano has taught at several area colleges, including Colgate University and Wells College and she has also taught History FWS 1335: Fascisms and History 3662: Women, War, and Peace in Europe, 1900-1950 at Cornell. Jomarie received her A.B.…

Web Manager

Brad Alderman manages the Einaudi Center's website and oversees sites across the Global Cornell web portfolio.

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Annetta Alexandridis' research interests include Roman sculpture, Greek myth and iconography, archaeology and its media (photography, plaster casts), gender studies, animal studies. 

Professor, Natural Resources

Shorna Allred's research blends human factors and natural sciences to improve resource management and conservation.

Adjunct Professor, Law

Daniel Alpert is a member of Einaudi's CRADLE research team…

Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College

Matthew Amster is a cultural anthropologist and filmmaker with extensive experience working in Borneo and, more recently, has started a new project in Denmark.

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Benjamin Anderson studies the visual and material cultures of the eastern Mediterranean and adjacent landmasses, with a particular focus on late antique and Byzantine art and architecture. His first book, Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art,…

Senior Lecturer, Performing and Media Arts

Panagiotis Angelopoulos is a senior lecturer in the Department of Performing and Media Arts. Read about his work with theater and film students.…

Full Professor of International Relations, University of Turin

Fabio Armao is a founding member of the Turin World Affairs Institute (T.wai), a member of the Standing Group on Organized Crime of the European Consortium for Political Research and of the Editorial Board of "Global Crime".

Assistant Professor, Department of Politics at Ithaca College

Juan Arroyo is an advisor to the Model European Union and Model United Nations teams. His teaching interests include European Politics, the European Union, International Organizations, Political Parties and Ideologies, Comparative Welfare States, Catholics and…

Director, Institute for African Development
N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is a professor of Africa and the African diaspora, comparative and international education, social institutions, African social history, and gender studies.
Research Fellow, Australian National University
Rini Astuti's research focuses on Indonesia's extensive peat fires, deforestation, and climate politics. She 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Adjunct Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Iwan Jaya Azis is an adjunct professor of applied economics and policy in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. 

Assistant Professor, Government
Oumar Ba's research focuses on international criminal justice and human rights for globally marginalized people. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Professor, Law

Sandra Babcock specializes in international human rights litigation, access to justice, death penalty defense, international gender rights, and the application of international law in U.S. courts. She is the faculty director of the Cornell Center on the Death…

Senior Lecturer, Polish Language

Ewa Bachminska teaches all levels of Polish and two film courses: East European Film and Animals in Global Cinema. Her current research focuses on the most threatened mammalian species in Poland: their conservation, welfare, and their place in education, culture,…

Director, East Asia Program

Andrea Bachner is a professor of comparative literature. She is the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2019-22 and a member of the East Asia Program executive committee. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Performing and Media Arts

Primary Language: Tagalog,…

Professor, Finance

Warren Bailey's research interests include international finance, international securities markets, investments, and emerging capital markets, particularly in Asia. He teaches in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Associate Professor, Performing and Media Arts and Asian American Studies

Christine Bacareza Balance's writings on former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, Asian American YouTube artists, Bruno Mars, Glee’s karaoke aesthetics, and spree killer Andrew Cunanan have been published in Women and Performance, Journal of…

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

Geographic Research Area: Russia, Eurasia, and India

Teaching/Research Interests: Technology and culture, energy and the environment, media studies, and migration studies

Professor, Cornell Law School
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026-2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: Shorna Allred

Discipline: Global Development

Primary Language: …

Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Economics and Asian Studies

Randy Barker is professor emeritus in the Department of Applied Economics and Management. He spent half of his career conducting research and teaching in Asia.

Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Chris Barrett is Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management. He is an international professor of agriculture at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and a professor in the Department of Economics.

Student

Whitman Barrett is a PhD student in the Soil and Crop Sciences Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. His research focuses on the reuse of human excreta in agriculture, with the goal of improving public health outcomes along with smallholder farmers’…

Associate Professor, Classics

Caitlín Eilís Barrett is an archaeologist who investigates everyday life, religious experience, and cross-cultural interactions in the ancient Mediterranean.

Associate Professor, Economics

Panle Jia Barwick is an associate professor in the economics department at Cornell University and a faculty research associate at National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests are empirical industrial organization, applied econometrics, and the…

Computer Systems Manager

Walt Baschnagel maintains the networking and computer systems for the Einaudi Center.

Program Manager

Daniel Bass also serves as an adjunct assistant professor of anthropology and Asian studies.

Geographic Research Area: Sri Lanka, India, and South Asian diasporas

Research Interests: Ethnicity, citizenship, tea…