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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.

Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Enoch Aboi’s research focus is in the fields of philosophy (phenomenology), sociology (social identity), and politics (politics of difference) in a multidisciplinary study of how social identity influences the way individuals/groups engage other individuals/groups,…

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Jomy Abraham holds a doctoral degree from the Centre for English Studies, School of Language, Literature, and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She also has an MPhil degree from the Department of English, University of Hyderabad,…

Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Héctor D. Abruña is interested in development and characterization of new materials using a wide variety of techniques for fuel cells, batteries, and molecular assemblies for molecular electronics.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, King’s College London

Ruba Abu-Salma's research focuses on computer science, cybersecurity, privacy-enhancing technologies, human-computer interaction, usable security and privacy, privacy and human rights, and digital inequalities. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow. 

Lecturer, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Nepal

Teaching/Research Interests: Teaching Nepali as a second language

Professor, Africana and Romance Studies

Gerard Aching is interested in 19th and 20th century Caribbean literature and intellectual histories, theories of modernisms and modernity in Latin America, 19th-century colonial literature in the Caribbean, slavery and philosophy, visual regimes and politics in…

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

Arthur Agnello is the primary contributor to the development and implementation of the fruit program area plan of work that addresses the needs of diverse audience groups.

Media, Communications and Public Engagement Coordinator, Oxfam Ghana

Naana Nkansah Agyekum's work focuses media engagement, advocacy, and influencing. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

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.

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 Fellow 2022-23
Afiavi Caca (Calista) Akibode is from Republic of Togo in West Africa and holds a master's degree in project management and economic development. 
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 Content 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…

Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)
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 background and work with theater and film students.

 

Visiting Graduate Student

Janeth Arias will be the Quechua Language instructor at Cornell for AY ‘22-‘23. She is from Bolivia.

Graduate Student
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.
Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Zinab Attai is a PhD student in the department of Government. Her broad research interests include state building, governance, and gender in conflict-affected states.

Graduate Fellow 2022-23

Addis Ayalew is an economist and has previously worked with the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Institute. His research focuses on development economics and public policy.

Programme Officer, Flood Response, Oxfam Bangladesh

Kazi Azam’s research focuses on disaster risk finance. He is a 2022–23 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. 

Faculty Advisor, International Relations Minor
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,…

Professor, Comparative Literature

Andrea Bachner is a professor of comparative literature. She was the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2019-22 and a member of the East Asia Program steering committee and the CEAS editorial board. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Performing and Media Arts

Primary Language: Tagalog,…

Associate Professor, Performing and Media Arts and Asian American Studies
Christine Bacareza Balance's research focuses on performance studies, popular music/culture studies, critical Filipino/Filipino American studies, and transnational Asian American studies. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
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, History

Edward Baptist leads the Einaudi Center's inequalities, identities, and justice global research priority in academic years 2022–24.

William Nelson Cromwell Professor Emeritus, Law School

John Barceló is interested in international commercial arbitration, trade agreements, European Union law, and international law. He has been principally responsible for developing Cornell's international legal studies program over several decades.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026-2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: Shorna Allred

Discipline: Global Development

Primary Language: …

Graduate 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.

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.

Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Addison Barton’s research focuses on international and transnational mechanisms of norm diffusion in civil conflict. He is interested in using various micro-processes of socialization to explain this curious phenomenon. 

Operations and Project 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…

Director, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and Associate Professor, History

Ernesto Bassi Arevalo is an associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research interests coalesce around two significant questions: How do people develop geographic and…

Carl Marks Professor of International Studies

Kaushik Basu is the Einaudi Center's Carl Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Basu is president of the International Economic Association. From 2012 to 2016 he served as senior vice president and…

Professor, Global Development

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Population studies, reproductive health and family planning, gender and development, child health and mortality, and culture and demographic behavior

Professor, Applied Economics amd Management

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Development economics, field experiments, information economics, international trade, and labor economics

Professor, City and Regional Planning
Victoria Beard is interested in the relationship between community-based planning and poverty in the global south. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Director, Institute for European Studies

Mabel Berezin is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Sociology at Cornell University.

Associate Professor, International and Comparative Labor & Labor Relations, Law, and History

Geographic Research Interest: India, Himalayas

Teaching/Research Interest: Labor, environment, agriculture, political economy, history of science. 

Graduate Student

Isha is a MS/PhD student in the Department of Global Development. Her research interests include the study of gender, as a system of knowledge and as practice, specifically in relation to patterns of fertility and the family, with a regional focus on India.

Graduate Student

Rohil holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and biotechnology. He completed his master’s degree in food science from Cornell. His doctoral research is focused on developing novel iron-rich microalgae composites and exploring their utility as potential…

European Studies Minor Ambassador

Mariana coordinates event planning, marketing, and outreach for the European Studies minor. She is a fourth-year architecture student at the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP).

Professor, Vassar College

Christopher Bjork earned his PhD in educational anthropology at Stanford University. Certified to teach both elementary and secondary school, he has worked as a classroom teacher in Japan and the United States.

Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Asian Studies

Anne M. Blackburn the Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities of South Asia studies and Buddhist studies in the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University. She received her BA from Swarthmore College and MA and PhD degrees from the University of…

Assistant Professor, Government
Alexandra Blackman's research focuses on the relationship between political regimes and religious institutions. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Associate Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Garrick Blalock's research interests include management of technology, firm strategy, and emerging markets.

Retired Curator and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Nepal

Teaching/Research Interests: History and texts of transregional South Asia, especially social, religious, political, and urban history of the Newar people of the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal…

Program Director, Oxfam in Kenya
Blandina Bobson's work focuses on the development and humanitarian sector, with an emphasis on program design and implementation. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Daniel Boucher's research focus is Buddhist studies, particularly the early development of the cluster of Indian Buddhist movements called the Mahayana and their transmission to China in the first few centuries of the Common Era.

Graduate Student
Degree: PhD, City and Regional Planning Language: Malayalam Research Interests: Environment & migration, displacement & dispossession, land governance & human rights, managed retreat, reconciling rural livelihoods & biodiversity conservation, and…
Professor, Near Eastern Studies

Jonathan Aaron Boyarin is the Mann Professor of Modern Jewish Studies. His work centers on Jewish communities and on the dynamics of Jewish culture, memory, and identity. 

Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, English and Africana

Carole Boyce-Davis is interested in African diaspora studies, Black women's writing (internationally), comparative black literature, African literature, Caribbean oral and written literature, Transnational feminist theory, and Black women and political leadership in…

Associate Professor, Literatures in English

Mary Pat Brady is interested in Chicana and latinx literature, film, and culture; American literature; critical geography; and queer and critical race theory.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-24

Committee Chair/Advisor: Steven Ward

Discipline: Government, international relations

Primary Language:…

Sidney Kaufman Professor in Geophysics

Geographic Research Area: Nepal, Tibet, China

Teaching/Research Interests: Geophysics, seismology, ground-penetrating radar, and geotectonics
 

Clinical Professor, Law
Elizabeth Brundige’s research focuses on law/gender justice, and international human rights. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies Emerita
Valerie Bunce's research focuses on democratization, authoritarianism, state-building, state collapse, and U.S. foreign policy and its support of democratic and authoritarian regimes.
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-20

Committee Chair/Advisor: Sam Tilsen

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: Burmese

Graduate Student

Vincent is a PhD candidate in the Asian Religions doctoral program of the Department of Asian Studies. He has received a 2016-17 Fulbright Student Fellowship to conduct his research over the next year in India.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee Chair/Advisor: Sam Tilsen

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language…

Policy Engagement Advisor, Oxfam International

Myrah Nerine Butt's work centers on resilience and disaster risk reduction, unpaid care work, women's economic empowerment, and enhancing citizens' voices and accountability. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Professor, History

Judith Byfield’s primary research focus is women's social and economic history in Nigeria. Her research includes in-depth studies on tie-dye production, World War II, Nigerian women's political activism and nationalism.

Visiting Critic

Russian dissident Dmitry Bykov is an Open Society University Network fellow and visiting critic based in the Einaudi Center’s Institute…

Assistant Professor, Asian Studies

Andrew Campana is a scholar of modern and contemporary Japanese literature and media. His research centers on exploring the possibilities and impossibilities of expression at moments of media transition, focusing in particular on poetry, digital media, and…

Associate Director for Grant Writing and Assessment
Robert Cantelmo oversees Einaudi's proposal development and program evaluation and manages the Democratic Threats and Resilience research priority.
Associate Professor, Government

Allen R. Carlson is an associate professor of government. He earned his PhD from Yale University’s Department of Political Science. His undergraduate degree is from Colby College.

Associate Professor, Anthropology, SUNY-Brockport

Pilapa Esara Carroll is an associate professor of anthropology at SUNY-Brockport.

Senior Lecturer of Management; Director, Emerging Markets Institute, S. C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
Lourdes Casanova’s work focuses on environmental policy, government, politics, and policy studies as well as emerging multinationals from Brazil and Latin America. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Faculty Advisor, Migration Studies Minor

Debra Castillo is Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies, professor of comparative literature, and former director of the Einaudi Center's Latin American Studies Program.

Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Frances Cayton is a second year Ph.D. student in Cornell University’s Department of Government with a primary concentration in comparative politics and minors in methodology and international relations. 

Program Manager
Retired Professor, Graduate School

Thak Chaloemtiarana retired from the Department of Asian Studies and as director of the Southeast Asia Program in 2010. He retains appointments in the Graduate School in the fields of Asian literature, religion and culture, and Asian studies.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Misako Chapman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Professor, Applied Economics and Policy
Nancy H. Chau's research interests fall under three main areas: international trade, regional economics, and economic development, with particular emphasis on the economics of information and uncertainty.
Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Musckaan is a PhD student in the Department of Government. Her research explores how postcolonial statecraft is bound up in the parameters of political imagination inscribed by the historical event of decolonization.

Hu Shih Professor Emeritus of History and China-U.S. Relations

Jian Chen's research focuses on Chinese-American relations, modern China, and the Cold War.

Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Associate, History

Zhihong Chen received her BA in German language and literature from Beijing Foreign Language College, an MA in International History from Beijing Normal University, an MA in International Studies and an M.S. Ed in college teaching concentrating on Chinese language…

Associate Professor, Architecture

Lily Chi's teaching covers topics in contemporary design research, 18th to 21st-century theory and criticism, and architectural drawing/representation in western history. She is completing a writing project on city-building, war, and propaganda in 20th-century…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Hakim Weatherspoon

Discipline: Systems Engineering

Primary Countries:…

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Bangladesh and India

Teaching/Research Interests: Teaching Bangla as a second language

Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Ralph Dean Christy teaches and conducts food marketing research and educational programs on the economic performance of markets and distribution systems. He has advised industry leaders and public policymakers on food marketing strategies, economic development, and…

Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning

Geographic Research Area: India, China, Ukraine, Fiji, and United States

Teaching/Research Interests: Historic cements, modernist architecture, cultural exchange, and sustainable development

Assistant Professor, Government

Alexandre Cirone's research interests center on historical political economy, democratization, and party systems in new democracies and multilevel governance in European politics.

Assistant Professor, Department of Government

Richard Clark’s research focuses on international organization, international political economy, and international relations. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Research Associate, K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics

Dena Clink's principal scientific interests are in the behavioral ecology and evolution of acoustic signals. Her research focuses on primate acoustic communication from a comparative and evolutionary perspective.

Hu Shih Professor Emeritus

Cochran joined the Cornell faculty in 1973 as an assistant professor and was promoted to full professor in 1986.

Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Professor, Global Devolopment

Geographic Research Area: South Asia

Teaching/Research Interests: Agricultural biotechnology, intellectual property, international agriculture, international development, and plant breeding and genetics

Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Ananda Cohen-Aponte works on the visual culture of colonial Latin America, with special interests in issues of cross-cultural exchange, historicity, identity, and anti-colonial movements.

Professor, Linguistics

Abby Cohn is a professor of linguistics and Southeast Asian studies. Her research interests include the Austronesian languages of Indonesia, with a particular focus on their phonetics, phonology, and morphology.

Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature

Liliana Colanzi's research focuses on popular genres in modern and contemporary Latin American literature (science fiction, horror, the fantastic); she also teaches creative writing workshops. She has edited La desobediencia, antología de ensayo feminista (…

Visiting Fellow, CIIFAD

Carol Colfer is a Senior Associate (anthropologist) with CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia); and a Visiting Fellow at CIIFAD (Cornell Institute for International Food and Agricultural Development) at Cornell University.

Senior Lecturer, Labor Relations, Law, and History

Lance Compa is interested in international law, human rights, worker’s rights, and studies of workers' rights in the United States. He has conducted workers' rights investigations and reports on Cambodia, Chile, China, Haiti, Guatemala, Mexico, and Sri Lanka among…

Professor Emeritus, International and Comparative Labor

Maria Cook is interested in labor rights and labor law reform in Latin America; labor unions and democratization in Mexico; transnational movements, trade, and regional integration; unauthorized migration and migrant advocacy; and comparative immigration policies.…

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, King’s College London

Kovila Coopamootoo’s research in the area of human-centered privacy and security aims to understand the experiences and needs of diverse vulnerable groups online and design equitable and accessible secure technologies. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.…

Visiting Scholar, J.S.D. ’18

David Cordero-Heredia is an Associate Professor of Law, currently visiting Cornell University as Visiting Fellow of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. He has been a visiting professor at the Andean University Simón Bolívar (UASB).

Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School

Angela Cornell is the founding director of the Labor Law Clinic and teaches Labor Law, Practice and Policy as well as related courses. She has extensive experience in the field of labor and employment law, immigrant workers and international labor law.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-23

Administrative Assistant

Maeve Coughlin is the administrative assistant for the Institute for European Studies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Stetson University and was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Germany in 2018-2019. 

Program Coordinator/UISFL Grant
Marie Underhill Noll Professor, History

Raymond Craib's research and teaching interests revolve around the intersections of space, politics, and everyday practice. He is especially interested in Latin America and/as global history, critical geography/cartography, the left, and theory and history.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Committee Chair/Advisor: Kaja McGowan

Discipline: History of Art

Primary Language: Indonesian, Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilokano, Sanskrit

Graduate Student

Patrick is a PhD student in Asian literature, religion, and culture, who works as an intellectual historian of Sanskrit knowledge systems.

Assistant Professor, Policy Analysis and Management
Jamein Cunningham is interested in the intersectionality of institutional discrimination, access to social justice, crime and criminal justice, and race and economic inequality. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Binenkorb Director, South Asia Program
Iftikhar Dadi is the John H. Burris Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies.
Graduate student

Neelanjan Datta is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at Cornell. His research is in Public Finance and Political Economy.

Professor Emerita, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature

Brett de Bary holds a joint appointment with the Department of Asian Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell.

Vice Dean (International), Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London

Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho's research focuses on civil-military relations, Brazilian studies, Latin American studies, and strategy. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Professor Emeritus, Crop and Soil Sciences

Stephen DeGloria is interested in resource inventory, mapping, and analysis; remote sensing; geographic information science and technology; and soil survey, interpretations, and conservation.

Assistant Professor, Information and Computer Science

Nicola Dell is an assistant professor based at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. Her research interests are in human-computer interaction and information and communication technologies and development.

Finance Manager
Sandy Dennis-Conlon supports both the Einaudi Center and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. She has worked at Cornell since 1990.
Director of Horticulture, Cornell Botanic Gardens

Emily Detrick is the director of horticulture for the Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Professor, Psychology

Timothy Devoogd studies how the brains of birds encode learned behaviors like song or memory for food locations. Particular questions now being studied include the neural basis for female song discrimination, and the interplay between the hippocampus and other brain…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: Fall 2022

Committee Chair/Advisor: Anne Blackburn

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: …

Executive Director

Nishi Dhupa is executive director of the Einaudi Center and serves as Cornell's associate vice provost for international affairs.

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

A scholar of sexuality, race, biopolitics, and postcoloniality, Diabate’s research explores African, African American, Caribbean, and Afro-Hispanic literatures, cultures, cinema, and new media.

Associate Professor, Department of Public & Ecosystem Health

Kate Dickin conducts formative, implementation, and evaluation research to enhance the effectiveness of programs to improve nutritional status and reduce health inequities in the U.S. and globally. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Committee chair/advisor: Tom Pepinsky

Discipline: Government

Research Countries: Timor-Leste…

LACS Graduate Fellow ‘22-‘23

Vanessa is a Master of Landscape Architecture student at Cornell. She is passionate about designing ecologically-informed places that connect people and nature. In her current academic work and research, Vanessa engages with food systems, edible landscapes, and…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Primary Language: Vietnamese…

Senior Lecturer, Chinese language

Stephanie Divo received her PhD in modern Chinese literature at Cornell University. She has taught Mandarin Chinese in the Department of Asian Studies since 1999.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MFA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Ishion Hutchinson

Discipline: Creative Writing - Fiction

Primary Language:…

Governance and Research Specialist, Oxfam Novib in Vietnam
Duong Do focuses on multidimensional inequalities, including how gender, climate change, development doctrines, and energy transitions intersect and induce inequalities. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Associate Professor

Virginia Doellgast is an Associate Professor of Comparative Employment Relations in the ILR School at Cornell University.

Global Racial Justice Postdoctoral Fellow

Tanzeen Rashed Doha (PhD Anthropology, University of California, Davis; M.A. Philosophy, San Jose State University; M.A. Humanities, San Francisco State University) is a global racial justice postdoctoral fellow at the Einaudi Center. Doha is an anthropologist of…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Songtao Duan is a first-year master’s student at the Brooks School of Public Policy.  His research interests include the comparative and international political economy of development, foreign aid, state building, authoritarian politics, and democratization.

Professor of French, Francophone & Comparative Literature

Laurent Dubreuil is the Director of the French Studies Program at Cornell. In his research, he aims to explore the powers of literary and artistic thinking at the interface of social thought, the humanities and the sciences.

Director, Cornell Farmworker Program; Senior Extension Associate, Global Development

Mary Jo Dudley is the Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program (a collaborative effort of CALS, CHE and CCE), and a faculty member of the Department of Global Development.

Assistant Professor, History

Mara Du’s research focuses on the history of modern China (17th century to the present), particularly on law, gender, and state-building.

Assistant Professor, Architecture

Tao DuFour's work investigates questions of embodied spatial experience, intersubjective and intergenerational understandings of architecture, landscape, and territory, and the ways in which these both constitute and are embedded in the historicity of environments…

Senior Lecturer, Cornell Brooks School of Public Policy

Alexandra Dufresne's research focuses on law and policy, children's rights, refugee rights, and state-level policy and advocacy. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Professor Emeritus, Soil and Crop Sciences

John Duxbury is interested in applied science knowledge to meet global needs in agriculture and the environment.

Executive Staff Assistant and Student Services Coordinator

Elizabeth Edmondson oversees all office functions at the Einaudi Center and administers the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program.

Professor Emeritus, Africana Studies and Research Center 

Locksley Edmondson specializes in international relations (especially concerning Africa and the Caribbean) and race relations (especially concerning the Black World).

Professor, Global Development

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue's research covers three related areas: the sociology of education, social change, and the demography of inequality. A major focus in his current work is to refine existing frameworks for estimating the effects of demographic change on human…

Graduate Student

Kaitlin holds a BA in art history from the University of California, Berkeley (2011) and an MA in Asian Studies from Cornell University (2017).

Senior Associate Director of Communication
Sheri Englund oversees communication for the Einaudi Center and other units across Global Cornell. She has worked with higher education audiences and faculty writers around the world, from Ithaca to Sweden, Taiwan, and Mexico.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Wendy Erb is a postdoctoral fellow at the Lab of Ornithology. She is a biological anthropologist and behavioral ecologist who studies the ecological, social, and physiological influences on the behavioral and reproductive strategies of wild primates.

Senior Visiting Fellow

Pedro Erber is an Associate Professor at the School of International Liberal Arts and the Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies, Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. He is also associate editor of the journal ARTMargins.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-24

Committee Chair/Advisor: Kaja McGowan

Discipline: History of art and visual studies

Primary Language:…

Migrations Researcher

Deborah Estrin is part of the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.

President White Professor of History and Political Science, Interim Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Spring 2023

Matthew Evangelista teaches courses in international and comparative politics. His current teaching and research interests focus on the relationship between gender, nationalism, and war; ethical and legal issues in international affairs (particularly, just war…

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment

Timothy Fahey is interested in the ecology of temperate and tropical montane forests with special interest in root and mycorrhizal dynamics.

Graduate Student
Professor Emerita, Anthropology 

Jane Fajans' research interests are food and identity, ritual and socialization, personhood, emotion, and adoption. Her research areas are mainly located in Papua New Guinea and Brazil.

Program Assistant

Emily recently graduated with a BA in Asian Religions and Cultures from Western Kentucky University. After graduating, she spent almost 2 years in South Korea teaching English as a second language in private schools and North Korean refugee programs. In her free…

Gender Justice Lead, Oxfam Central America

Natalia Marsicovetere Fanjul leads an economic inclusion and justice portfolio, with a focus on addressing local and worldwide inequities, and justice and rights through collaboration. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Retired Professor, Development Sociology
Country Director, Oxfam in the Philippines
Maria Rosario Felizco's focus is strengthening equity, resilience, and gender justice.  She has worked with civil society on development, humanitarian, and advocacy programs. She is a 2021-22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies 

María Fernández’s research and teaching concern three areas and their intersections: the history and theory of digital and new media art, postcolonial and gender studies and Latin American art and architecture.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023

Committee chair/advisor: Tamara Loos

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Filipino (Tagalog),…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: Spring 2025

Committee Chair/Advisor: Sarah Murray

Discipline: Linguistics 

Primary Language: Standard …

Associate Professor of the Practice, Global Development

Julie Ficarra specializes in critical approaches to partnership development centered on mutuality, reciprocity, and solidarity-building, particularly in university/community relationships that support engaged learning.

John P. Windmuller Professor, Labor Relations and Economics

Gary Fields is the John P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor and Professor of Economics. His work focuses on Labor Economics, Development Economics, and Public Economics. He is especially interested in the cases of Mexico, Argentina, and…

Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Roger Figueroa is interested in the interconnections between the social and behavioral determinants of health, with a particular focus on children’s energy-balance behaviors in underrepresented and low-income communities.

Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Nutrition
Julia Finkelstein is the Follett Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow and associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Assistant Professor, Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Kathryn Fiorella's research interests include planetary health/one health, fisheries, livelihoods, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and environmental change.

Associate Director
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Magnus Fiskesjö's research concerns ethnic relations and political anthropology in China and Southeast Asia.

Visiting Scholar ‘18-‘22

David Flaten is a LACS visiting scholar and History professor at Tompkins Cortland Community College. He is researching the opportunities to create a global history course centered around the Caribbean for students at our partner institution Tompkins Cortland…

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 

The research in Alexander S. Flecker’s lab is at the interface between community and ecosystem ecology and aims to understand the functional significance of biodiversity.

Assistant Professor, History

Cristina Florea’s research revolves around nationalism, empire, statehood, war, and regime change in nineteenth and twentieth-century Eastern Europe. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs; Associate Professor, Government

Gustavo Flores-Macías' research and teaching interests include a variety of topics related to political and economic development. Currently, his research focuses on the politics of economic reform and taxation and state capacity.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Discipline: Government

Primary Language: Mandarin Chinese

Secondary Languages: Burmese, Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia…

Professor, Classics

Michael Fontaine is a Latinist whose latest work is on the effective use of humor in diplomacy. His research ranges across Latin literature, classical Roman and Greek society, and the Renaissance.

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Trained in classical Islamic studies and the history of Islam in Indonesia - in Italy (University of Rome) and London (SOAS) respectively, Chiara Formichi has held positions in Singapore (post-doctoral fellow at the Asia Research Institute), Leiden (research fellow…

Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies

Carolyn Fornoff’s research explores cultural responses to the environmental crisis in Latin America, with a particular focus on Mexico and Central America. It asks how art helps narrate and make sense of problems like climate change that are temporally expansive and…

Associate Professor, Architecture

Jeremy Foster is interested in the opportunities landscape thinking offers for environmental understanding, interpretation, and design practice.

Assistant Professor of Practice

Elizabeth L.

Graduate Student

Karlie is a PhD. student in the Department of Anthropology. There she focuses on India religions, sovereignty, reform movements, temporality, and psycho-analysis.

Associate Professor of Practice, Public & Ecosystem Health

Lorraine Francis is a public health professional with extensive knowledge of Caribbean health systems from over eighteen years of regional experience in several public health areas including epidemiology, surveillance, emergency and outbreak response, laboratory…

Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management Emeritus

Robert H. Frank's research focuses on strategy and business economics, behavioral economics, and entrepreneurship. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. For more than a decade, his Economic View column appeared monthly in the New York Times.

Professor, History

Paul Friedland is a historian of France, specializing in the Revolutionary period, but is broadly interested in European culture, politics, and ideas over the span of the long 18th century and in the interplay of ideas and culture between the metropole and the…

Associate Professor, International and Comparative Labor

Eli Friedman joined the faculty of the ILR School's department of International and Comparative Labo after completing his PhD in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. His primary areas of interest are China, development, education, social movements,…

Democratic Threats Postdoctoral Fellow

Paul Friesen is part of the Einaudi Center's…

Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology 

William Fry is interested in plant disease epidemiology, population genetics studies, genetics, and host pathogen interactions using genomics approaches.

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Arnika Fuhrmann is an interdisciplinary scholar of Southeast Asia, working at the intersections of the region’s aesthetic and political modernities.

Regional Scholar, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Chip Gagnon is a professor of politics at Ithaca College and a regional scholar at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Economic Inequality and Governance Lead, Oxfam America
Nick Galasso is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow with a focus on an equitable post-pandemic economic recovery.
Senior Research Associate, Plant Biology

Maria A. Gandolfo is interested in paleobotany and plant anatomy and morphology with an emphasis on plant evolution and development, origin of angiosperms, cretaceous and tertiary floras, and paleoclimate of North and South America.

Howard A. Newman Professor, History

Maria Cristina Garcia, a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, studies refugees, immigrants, and exiles. Her most recent book is The Refugee Challenge in Post-Cold War America (Oxford University Press, 2017), a study of the actors and interests that have shaped US refugee…

Associate Professor, Law

Maggie Gardner is a scholar of civil procedure and international law. She studies how to improve the efficiency and coordination of litigation involving foreign parties and is also interested in decision making and procedure from the perspective of U.S. district…

Assistant Professor, SUNY-Buffalo

Jennifer Gaynor's research examines the constitution of maritime worlds, especially the spatial dimensions of the maritime, through the analysis of material practices, forms of representation, and institutional structures.

Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering

Kifle Gebremedhin is an international professor of biological and environmental engineering.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Weiqing-Su George is a native speaker of Chinese,  and has native fluency in English, advanced skills in Cantonese, and intermediate skills in Japanese. She is a member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Chinese Language Teachers…

PhD, Regional Affiliate Scholar

Jennifer Germann has published widely on art and material culture and women, gender, and race in the eighteenth century.

Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, Edinburgh Law School

Navraj Singh Ghaleigh specializes in climate law. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Professor, History

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan

Teaching/Research Interests: History of British colonialism, popular and radical political movements, and gender and sexuality

Professor, University of Rochester

Thomas Gibson’s first field research project concerned the relationship between the egalitarian and pacifist values of the Buid, an indigenous people inhabiting the highlands of Mindoro, Philippines, and the hierarchical and aggressive values of the Christian and…

Senior Research Associate, Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Martin Gilbert is interested in pursuing health-related research that has direct relevance to the conservation of wildlife, particularly carnivores and scavengers. This includes approaches to understand how endangered species are impacted at a population level by…

Senior Lecturer and Curator, Anthropology

Frederic W. Gleach is interested in native North America; Puerto Rico and Cuba; textual, material and visual culture; museums, heritage and tourism.

Senior Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies

Geographic Research Area: Iran and the Middle East

Teaching/Research Interests: Democracy in Modern Iran, Russo-Iranian relations, constitutional movements in the Middle East, Mongol rule in the Middle East

Assistant Professor, Africana Studies and Research Center

Tao Leigh Goffe is an assistant professor of literary theory and cultural history with a joint appointment in the Africana Studies and Research Center and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: N/A

Committee Chair/Advisor: Iftikhar Dadi, Kaja McGowan

Discipline: History of Art

Primary Language: …

Professor Emeritus, South Asia Religions

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: South Asian religions, North Indian devotional traditions, and modern Indian religious movements

Professor Emeritus, City and Regional Planning

William Goldsmith is interested in U.S. cities, segregation, and poverty, and also on international urbanization and regional development. He has taught in Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Brazil.

Assistant Professor, Global Development
Jenny Goldstein is interested in environmental conservation and development in the tropics and the role of scientific knowledge in climate change politics. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Studies

Seema Golestaneh studies the anthropology of Islam, contemporary Sufi and Shi'i thought in Iran, and literary cultures.

Associate Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management

Miguel I. Gómez concentrates his research program on two interrelated areas under the umbrella of food marketing and distribution. The first is Food Value Chains Competitiveness and Sustainability.

Associate Professor, Development Sociology

Angela Gonzales is a 2014 Engaged Faculty Fellow, and associate professor in the Department of Development Sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

FLAS Fellow

Degree: PhD, Government

Language: Hindi

Research Interests: climate change, development, electoral politics, identity, migration, political economy.

Graduate Student

Aura Gonzalez is a PhD student in the Department of Government at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Some of her research interests lie in the areas of development, electoral politics, identity, climate change, and migration. Her regional focus is on India.…

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Maria Goula is an associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her research focuses on coastal tourism, especially coastal dynamics and the interpretation and reinvention of leisure patterns.

Graduate Student

Raashid is a PhD student in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, where he studies early Islamic law and history.

LACS Graduate Fellow ‘22-‘23

Geneva is a third year Ph.D. candidate in the Animal Science department. Her focus is dairy nutrition and managing metabolic diseases in pasture systems, particularly in Colombia.

Curator, Echols Collection

Before taking on the position of curator of the John M. Echols Collection on Southeast Asia, Green worked at Northern Illinois University Libraries as curator of the Donn V. Hart Southeast Asia Collection.

Professor, African History

Sandra Greene's research interests have ranged widely over the past 40 years, from the study of gender and ethnic relations in West Africa to the role that religious beliefs, warfare, and the experience of slavery have played in the lives of individuals and…

Jean McKelvey–Alice Grant Professor

Kati Griffith is a professor in the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History in Cornell's ILR School and an associate member of the Cornell Law faculty. Her research focuses primarily on the intersection of immigration and workplace law and legal issues…

Tessler Family Professor of Digital and Information Law
James Grimmelmann studies how laws regulating software affects freedom, wealth, and power.
Managing Editor, SEAP/CMIP Publications
Professor, Africana Studies

Siba N’Zatioula Grovogui's research focuses on international relations theory, political theory, and African thought. Watch his faculty profile on video.

Graduate Student

My research examines how state-constructed housing shapes notions and practices of citizenship in Singapore. I am especially interested in how forms of coloniality and unevenness in the wider region are folded into the everyday affective landscapes of life in the…

Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies

Vanessa Gubbins is an Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies in the Department of Romance Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University.

Professor Emeritus, Global Development

Douglas Gurak is interested in the process of human migration. He is currently involved in the investigation of processes shaping the internal migration of foreign-born persons in the United States to non-traditional immigration destinations.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Malay,…

Professor Emeritus, Maternal and Child Nutrition

Jere Haas is interested in the functional consequences of iron deficiency on physical and cognitive performance, emphasis on the effects of moderate iron deficiency on various aspects of physical performance and behavior in children and young women and how measures…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: Spring 2026

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Comparative Literature

Primary Language: Cantonese…

Charles F. Rechlin Professor of Law

Valerie P. Hans conducts empirical studies of law and the courts and is one of the nation's leading authorities on the jury system. She studies the diverse forms of citizen participation in legal decision making in other countries. 

Visiting Lecturer

Andrew Harding is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies. His research analyzes fiction written by ethnically Korean writers who were born and raised in Japan after World War II.

Professor, Entomology

Laura Harrington's research focuses on the biology, ecology, and behavior of mosquitoes that transmit human diseases. She became interested in global health issues and vector-borne diseases after living and working for several years in rural Thailand.

Professor, Hobart and William Smith College

Jack Harris studies men and masculinity in Vietnam. He has expanded into looking at the experience of Vietnamese as they go through massive economic and social change.

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Drew Harvell's research on host-pathogen interactions and the sustainability of marine ecosystems has taken her from the reefs of Mexico, Indonesia, and Hawaii to the Pacific Northwest.

Goldwin Smith Professor, Africana Studies
Professor Emeritus, Music

From 1980 until his retirement in 2011, Martin Hatch taught courses in music and musical traditions of Africa and Asia, elementary music theory, the history of American music, and ethnomusicology in Cornell University’s Department of Music and Department of Asian…

Charles Frank Reavis Sr. Professor of Law and Professor of Economics

George Hay is one of the foremost antitrust authorities in the United States. Professor Hay teaches a variety of law and law-related courses in both the Law School and the College of Arts and Sciences and lectures on antitrust throughout the United States and the…

Professor, Anthropology

John S. Henderson’s research interests center on early complex societies and how archaeology can explore the processes through which they develop. How do distinctions in status, wealth, and authority emerge within and between communities? Under what circumstances do…

Assistant Professor, Architecture

Samia Henni's teaching and research interests include the history and theory of the built environments in relation to colonialism, displacement, gender, Islam, and wars from the first European colonization to the present.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Sri Lanka

Teaching/Research Interests: Teaching Sinhala as a second language, English-Sinhala translation

Adjunct Professor, Applied Economics and Policy

Robert William Herdt teaches applied economics and policy in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

Professor Emeritus, Government

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Agrarian political economy and agrarian reform; ethnicity and conflict; political ecology and development; and social conflicts around science and genetic…

Associate Professor, Microbiology

Ian Hewson is an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is a biological oceanographer working on the impacts of viruses on aquatic biogeochemistry.

Associate Professor, Premodern Chinese History

TJ Hinrichs is a historian of Song era (960-1279 c.e.) Chinese medical, political, and cultural history.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Filiz Garip

Discipline: Sociology

Research Country: …

Adjunct Professor and Associate Director, IP-CALS academic program

Peter Hobbs is a crop scientist and agronomist, with a research, teaching, and extension focus on rice and wheat systems and conservation agriculture and rural development.

Geographic Research Area: South Asia, Latin America, and Africa…

Edward Cornell Professor of Law
Robert Hockett is cofounder of Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law, and Economics (CRADLE), one of Einaudi's interdisciplinary research teams.
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Saida Hodžić studies women’s rights activism, NGO advocacy, humanitarianism, and civic environmental activism.

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology

David Holmberg advises all Cornell Fulbright applicants. Find out more about

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature

Gail Holst-Warhaft is an adjunct professor in the Departments of Classics, Comparative Literature, and Near Eastern Studies. Her research interests include translation, modern Greek literature and music, Greek literature from antiquity to the present, water, and…

Graduate Student

Labib is a Ph.D. student in the History of Architecture and Urban Development program. Prior to Cornell, Labib graduated from University of Pennsylvania in M.S. in Architecture program under the supervision of Dilip da Cunha and Anuradha Mathur. He received his B.…

European Studies Librarian, Emerita

Sarah How was the European studies librarian at Cornell University Library until her retirement in 2022.

Visiting Scholar
Sharif Hozoori’s area of research is Afghanistan politics and foreign policy, ethnic identity, South Asia politics, cultural studies, and conflict resolution and peace. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Director, Cornell China Center

Hua is an associate professor in the Department of Human Centered Design, a faculty member of the graduate fields of design and environmental analysis and real estate, and the Cornell China…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2025

Committee Chair/Advisor: Jessica Weiss Chen

Discipline: International Relations

Primary Language: …

FLAS Fellow

Degree: PHD, Natural Resources

Language: Nepali

Research interests: drivers of human migration, social-ecological systems, South Asia relations, natural resource management and climate change, urban development, bioculture, and 21st-century land…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026-2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: Tom Pepinsky

Discipline: Government

Primary Countries: Indonesia…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Abby Cohn

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: Khmer

John Stambaugh Professor of History Emerita
Visiting Scholar

Syed Jaleel Hussain is an Assistant Professor at the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi with research focus on areas of culture and strategy, global nuclear issues, ethnic conflicts and peace processes in South…

Visiting Senior Lecturer, SC Johnson College of Business

Elena Iankova's research interests include business, government, and civil society relations. Her book Eastern European Capitalism in the Making (Cambridge University Press, 2002) traces the metamorphosis of this relationship in the post-communist region…

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Sahoko Ichikawa is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2018-2019

Committee chair/advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Thai,…

Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Labor

Tristan Ivory's research is principally concerned with sub-Saharan African geographic, social, and economic mobility. As a 2020–21 Global Public Voices fellow, he collaborated with Guilherme Kenjy Chihaya Da Silva (Umeå University, Sweden…

LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Emily is a Ph.D. student in the Government Department. Her research focuses on social movements and gender, with a particular interest in framing and intergenerational activist cooperation in Argentina.

Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Emily Jackson is a PhD student in comparative politics in the Department of Government at Cornell University. Her research interests include social movements, reproductive politics, public opinion, and gender in Latin America and the U.S. 

Associate Professor, Information Science

Steven Jackson is an associate professor in the Department of Information Science and Department of Science and Technology Studies. He conducts research in the areas of scientific collaboration, technology policy, democratic governance, and global development. …

Senior Lecturer, Thai

Ngampit Jagacinski received both her PhD and MA in Chinese Linguistics at Ohio State University. She has taught Thai language in the Department of Asian Studies since 2000.

Graduate Student

Parijat Jha is a PhD student in Anthropology, with research interests in agriculture, apple cultivation and climate change in the Western Himalayas, and the social, environmental, and political-economic conditions surrounding labor migration in South Asia.

Graduate Student

Camille is a doctoral student in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, studying international nutrition and epidemiology. She is interested in maternal and child nutrition, in particular the role of nutrition interventions in immune system strengthening and disease…

J. Preston Levis Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Teresa Jordan is interested in climate and hydrological history of the Atacama Desert of Chile, and on finding more environmentally benign ways to meet society's needs for energy using subsurface resources.

Graduate student

Ekta Joshi is a PhD student in the field of applied economics and management. She is interested in studying how agriculture can be an effective instrument for economic development in developing countries.

Oxfam in Southern Africa Program Director
Dailes Judge's work focuses on building networks and strategic alliances with local movements, national and regional organizations. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Policy Advisor, Oxfam Novib (Netherlands)

Philip Kabuye’s research focuses on digital rights and online civic space. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Just Economies Program and Policy Manager, Oxfam in Southern Africa
Mathias Burton Kafunda's work is in the policy and human rights sectors, focusing on long-term development and humanitarian program management. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Graduate Student

Barkha is a PhD student at the Department of Science and Technology Studies. In her current work Barkha examines the role of technology in changing the food system in India. She focuses on the packaged foods market to bring out the interaction between science,…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026

Committee chair/advisor: Chiara Formichi

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Javanese,…

Visiting Fellow

Kirsten Kamphuis is a gender historian of late-colonial and decolonizing Indonesia. She is currently affiliated with the Cluster of Excellence for Religion and Politics at Münster University, Germany, as a junior researcher.

T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs

Ravi Kanbur is well-known for his role in policy analysis and engagement in international development. He has served on the senior staff of the World Bank.

Assistant Professor, Design and Environmental Analysis

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao is an assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology and a field faculty in Information Science. She founded and directs the Hybrid Body Lab, which focuses on the invention of culturally-inspired materials, processes, and tools for crafting…

Graduate Student

Shrey is a PhD candidate in Development Sociology, and is interested in the contemporary articulations of neoliberalism, Hindutva and the dispossession of marginalized groups in favor of capital-intensive development projects, with a regional focus on Gujarat.…

PhD candidate at Istanbul University in Political Science

Melik is a PhD candidate at Istanbul University in the Political Science program. His research focuses on comparative politics, and in particular populism in Turkey and in global perspective. At Cornell, he is mentored by Prof. Kenneth Roberts (Government) and Prof…

Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence, Associate Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, 2022-23

Sabrina Karim is an assistant professor in the department of government and the Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence. Her research focuses on conflict and peace processes, particularly state building in the aftermath of civil war.

Bierman Distinguished Professor of Management

Andrew Karolyi's research focuses on investment management and international financial markets.

International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies

Geographic Research Area: Afghanistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, China, Alaska, Canada, and Russia

Teaching/Research Interests: Human and environmental relations, indigenous ways of knowing, food sovereignty,…

Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University

Nori Katagiri is assistant professor of political science at Saint Louis University. He teaches and conducts research on international relations, security studies, and East Asia.

Stephen and Evalyn Professor of American Studies Emerita

Geographic Research Area: India and United States

Teaching/Research Interests: Incarceration, political activism, ethnic activism, and gender

Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies, Interim Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Fall 2022

Peter Katzenstein is the Einaudi Center's Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies in the Department of Government, College of Arts and Sciences. His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and…

Migrations Faculty Fellow

Gunisha Kaur coleads the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.

Associate Professor, SUNY-Brockport

Neal Keating is a cultural anthropologist interested in the problems of structural power in the contemporary world.

Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer’s research focuses on immigration and human rights. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Professor, Global Development
Rachel Bezner Kerr is a member of Einaudi's qualities of life research team. Her research interests converge on the broad themes of sustainable agriculture, food security, health, nutrition, and social inequalities, with a primary focus in southern Africa.
Professor, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology
Andre Kessler is a chemical ecologist in the College of Arts and Sciences, whose research focuses on the mechanisms, ecological consequences, and the evolution of plant induced responses to herbivore damage.
Senior Lecturer, Burmese

Yu Yu Khaing has been teaching Burmese at Cornell since 2015 and has developed a variety of teaching materials including multimedia courses. She continues to expand her offerings on the Web Audio Lab platform.

Project Officer, Oxfam Bangladesh

Mahamuda Khanam's research focuses on disaster resilience, livelihood resilience, and women empowerment. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies
Lori Khatchadourian examines the ongoing effort to grapple with the relationship between imperialism and the vast world of material things.
LB Korean Studies Research Scholar

Soyi Kim (Ph.D. 2022 University of Minnesota) is the inaugural LB Korean Studies Research Scholar for the East Asia Program.

Assistant Director of Programs and Pedagogical Innovation, Intergroup Dialogue Project

Stephen Kim’s research focuses on critical dialogue; feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; ethnic studies; and early modern literature and culture. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy Emeritus
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MBA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023

Discipline: Business

Primary Language: Mandarin

Research Countries: Thailand

Sue G. and Harry E. Bovay Jr. Professor in History and Ethics of Engineering
Professor, Natural Resource Policy and Management

Barbara Knuth is interested in the social science and policy dimensions of ecosystem-based management in Great Lakes and marine systems, risk communication and management associated with chemical contaminants in fish, and environmental stewardship related to…

Professor Emeritus, History

The focal point of Victor Koschmann's research is the nexus between political thought and action, primarily but not exclusively in twentieth-century Japan.  In his most recent work, he has explored new perspectives on thought and action during Japan’s war years (…

Graduate Student

Anna researches visual culture of Cold War Laos. She focuses on cultural theories, visual representations of time, and temporality of Asian modernities - socialist, Buddhist, and others.

Lecturer in Tax Law, Queen Mary, University of London

Vasiliki Koukoulioti’s research focus is international tax law and policy. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

John L. Wetherill Professor
Sarah Kreps's teaching and research focus on the intersection of international politics, technology, and national security.
Graduate Student

Kavya is a PhD student in the field of Soil and Crop Sciences. Her primary research interests are studying soil health – particularly its effects on food security. For the fieldwork component of her PhD, she is working with India-based agricultural universities like…

Senior Lecturer, Comparative Literature

Raissa V. Krivitsky teaches in Cornell's Russian language program.

Associate Professor, House Professor, and Dean, Carl Becker House

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Urbanization, planning theory, research methods, transborder/transdiscipline engaged learning

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD 

Anticipated Degree Year: 2017-2018

Committee chair/advisor: Lindy Williams

Discipline: Development Sociology

Research Countries…

Graduate Student
Andrew J. Nathanson Family Professor of Industrial Relations

Sarosh Kuruvilla is Cornell University's Andrew J. Nathanson Family Professor of Industrial Relations, Asian Studies, and Public Affairs. He is also a visiting professor at the London School of Economics.

Associate Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Steven Kyle is an associate professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He works in the areas of macroeconomic policy in the United States and in low-income countries.

Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, Law

Ian Kysel is a core faculty member in Cornell Law School's Migration and Human Rights Program and codirects the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic. As a 2020–21 Global Public Voices fellow, he collaborated with Maya Sahli…

Program Initiatives and Media Coordinator

Amala Lane began at the East Asia Program in March of 2018 and since then has added responsibility for media production for OVPIA.  She holds an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University.

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Stacey A. Langwick, College of Arts and Sciences, is an anthropologist of healing and medicine in Africa. She is the lead faculty member for the Qualities of Life working group in the Einaudi Center and a co-organizer of the Ecological Learning Collaboratory.…

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Naomi Nakada Larson is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences. 

Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Joseph is a third year PhD student in the Government Department specializing in comparative politics. He studies legacies of political violence and identity. He is currently working on a project exploring patterns of group identification and consciousness in…

Professor Emeritus and Graduate School Professor, Natural Resources

James P. Lassoie is interested in international conservation and sustainable development in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Canada, and the United States.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Development Studies

Primary Language: Indonesian/Malay…

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Jane Marie Law received her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago, where her work in history of religions focused on Japanese ritual performance and ritual studies.…

Senior Lecturer and Stephen H. Weiss Provost’s Teaching Fellow, Romance Studies

Cecelia Lawless teaches both language and literature/film courses as a senior lecturer. For several years, she was the faculty fellow for the Spanish Language House at Alice Cook.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Allen Carlson

Discipline: Development of Government

Primary Language:…

Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Labor
Desirée LeClercq's research explores incoherence between international labor law and U.S. trade law and constitutional law. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Clara Lee is a second-year master’s student in public administration with a concentration in human rights and social justice with a minor in peace studies. Her interest involves conflict resolution and peace building.

Professor, Applied Economics and Management 

David Lee is interested in economic development, agriculture, and the environment, including food security, sustainable agriculture, technology adoption, environmental services, climate change, and agricultural and environmental policy.

Manager of Academic Engagement Programs

Rick Lee oversees the Einaudi Center's academic activities and programming, including undergraduate and graduate student learning and engagement, faculty grant programs, signature events, and opportunities at Cornell's new Global Hubs. He joined Einaudi in August…

Graduate Student, Near Eastern Studies

Amr Leheta is a PhD student in Cornell University's Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences

Johannes Lehmann is interested in soil biogeochemistry, fertility management, organic matter, and carbon and nutrient cycling from wastes; Soil carbon sequestration and biochar systems; Sustainable agriculture in the tropics.

Assistant Professor, Design and Environmental Analysis
Renata Leitão's research focuses on the empowerment and self-determination of Indigenous and marginalized communities. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Administrative Assistant
FLAS Fellow

Degree: MA, Historic Preservation Planning

Language: Urdu

Research interests: historic site conservation methods, artisanal knowledge and technologies, anti-colonial critique, free speech in British India, colonial responses to natural disasters.…

PACS Steering Committee Member
Professor Emeritus, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Lecturer, Asian Studies

Fangfang Li is a lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Kenneth L. Robinson Professor of Applied Economics and Public Policy

Shanjun Li is the Kenneth L. Robinson Professor of Applied Economics and Public Policy in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He serves as the co-director of Cornell Institute for China Economic Research (CICER).

Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Lin Li-Han is a PhD student in the Department of Government. Her research interest lies in discovering the potential of nonviolent civil struggle and the relationship between democracy and nonviolence. 

Professor, Law
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023 (Fall)

Committee chair/advisor: Kaja McGowan

Discipline: History of Art and Visual Studies

Primary…

Student Assistant for European Studies

Andrew provides overall administrative support and manages special research projects for the Institute for European Studies. As a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, he has a double major in philosophy and economics and has a strong interest in the history…

Lecturer, Asian Studies

Rui Liu is a lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee chair/advisor: Anne Blackburn

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Burmese,…

Professor, History

Tamara Loos is professor of history and Asian studies. Her most recent book, Bones around My Neck: The Life and Exile of a Prince Provocateur (2016), tells the story of Prince Prisdang Chumsai (1852–1935).

LACS Graduate Fellow ‘22-‘23

Stephanie Lopez is a Ph.D. student of Spanish in the Department of Romance Studies with a graduate minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Graduate Student
Austin is a PhD Student of Sociocultural Anthropology whose research interests include disaster & aftermath, the political ecology of infrastructure development, anticipation & futurity, the conceptualization of risk & resilience, and the lived experience…
Associate Professor, English

Philip Lorenz received his PhD from New York University. His teaching and research focus on English and Spanish literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in relation to problems of sovereignty and political theology.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2025

Committee Chair/Advisor: Mike Mazourek

Discipline: Plant Breeding and Genetics

Primary Language: …

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MS

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Katie Fiorella

Discipline: Biodiversity Conservation

Primary Language: …

Professor Emerita, Human Development

Geographic Research Area: Sri Lanka

Teaching/Research Interests: Cognitive science, developmental psychology, and linguistics

Advocacy Coordinator, Oxfam Myanmar
Thurein Lwin’s research experience is in development planning, macroeconomic analysis, political economy analysis, and more. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Clinical Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, and Clinical Program Director

Beth Lyon’s research focuses on deportation defense, migrant rights, and xenophobic hate speech. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Professor Emeritus, Economics

Tom Lyons studies China's recent economic history. He is especially interested in spatial aspects of development, including patterns of regional specialization and interregional trade, spatial disparities in output and consumption, and institutions and policies that…

Senior Research Associate

Ed Mabaya is a scholar and a development practitioner with more than two decades of experience working on development, agribusiness value chains and food security issues with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Senior Research Associate in the Department…

Associate Professor, Clark University

Ken MacLean is an associate professor of international development and social change and a faculty member at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Graduate student

Yousuf's research agenda focuses broadly on climate change adaptation, forest resource management, conservation, and institutional mechanisms for climate policy formulation.

Graduate Student

Aparajita Majumdar is a PhD candidate in history. Her research brings together ideas concerning matter, space, and ecology in the histories of resource extraction. She works primarily on the accumulation of "wild" rubber in the northeastern tracts of British India…

Professor Emeritus, Economics

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Sustainable economic development, intertemporal decentralization, dynamical systems, and allocation theory and international trade theory

Associate Professor, Africana Studies
Senior Lecturer, Spanish and Romance Studies

Nilsa Maldonado-Mendez's interests include feminism and religion in Spanish-speaking countries, teaching Spanish to heritage speakers, history, and women writers in the Spanish-speaking Americas.

Professor Emerita, Anthropology

Geographic Research Area: Nepal and the Himalayas

Teaching/Research Interests: Gender, ethnicity, religion and culture

Professor, Government and Law
LACS Graduate Fellow ‘22-‘23

Alexis Marquez is a second-year master of regional planning student in the Department of City and Regional Planning, focusing on international development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Professor Emeritus, Law

Peter W. Martin, the Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law, emeritus, and former dean of Cornell Law School, writes, speaks, and consults on topics that concern the impact of technology on the functioning of law and legal institutions.

Associate Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History

Veronica Martínez-Matsuda’s research agenda is motivated by the following central questions: How do those excluded from the legal and everyday rights of American citizenship because of their political status, racial identity, or class standing as low-wage workers,…

Administrative Assistant
Visiting Scholar

James Mason is a system scientist focused on the intersection of human capital, social capital, entrepreneurship, and economic development as a complex adaptive system.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: John Whitman, Abigal Cohn

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: …

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Center for Global Health at Weill Cornell Medicine

Geographic Research Area: India, Haiti and South Africa

Visiting Scholar

Jun Matsuda is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Aoyama Gakuin University. He specializes in Japanese and Okinawan literature, history of ideas, and postcolonial studies.

Graduate Student

Ayesha Matthan is a PhD student in the department of History of Art and Visual Studies. She is interested in photojournalistic practices, popular visual culture and politics in the Indian subcontinent from the 19th century to the present day. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MS

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Nancy Brooks

Discipline: Urban Economics

Primary Language: Burmese

Senior Associate Dean, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs

Patrizia McBride is director of the Institute for German Cultural Studies and professor in the Department of German Studies.

Professor, University of Leeds

Although Duncan McCargo is best known for his agenda-setting contributions to current debates on the politics of Thailand, his work is centrally concerned with the nature of power. How do entrenched elites seek to retain power in the face of challenges from new…

Professor, Integrative Plant Science

Susan McCouch's research focuses on rice and includes publishing the first molecular map of the rice genome in 1988. She spent five years with the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines before joining the Cornell faculty.

Professor, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Sanskrit poetics, text interpretation, and Buddhist studies

Associate Professor, Soil & Crop Sciences

Geographic Research Interest: India, Nepal, Bangladesh

Teaching/Research Interest: sustainable agriculture, food security, rural livelihoods, ecosystem services, social change processes

Associate Professor, History of Art

Kaja McGowan’s studies the reciprocal relationships between neighboring countries in South and Southeast Asia.

Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Peter Mcintyre is an aquatic conservation ecologist and the Dwight Webster Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow. Working with a wide range of collaborators, he develop management approaches that balance human interests with protecting biodiversity.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Asian Studies

Daniel McKee's research interests include verbal-visual relations, Tokugawa period art and literature, comedy in Japanese art and literature, and kyōka and haikai poetry.

Clinical Professor, Law
Estelle McKee has practiced immigration law for two decades and teaches the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Robin McNeal received his PhD from the University of Washington in ancient Chinese history. His teaching at Cornell includes classical Chinese language, text studies, and history and thought of the pre-imperial and early imperial eras.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Frances Yufen Lee Mehta is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences. 

Associate Professor, Global Health, Epidemiology, and Nutrition

Geographic Research Area: India, Kenya, and Ecuador

Teaching/Research Interests: Infectious disease, nutrition, and epidemiology

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee Chair/Advisor: Maria Cristina Garcia

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Hmong,…

Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Avishai Melamed is a graduate student in the Department of Government. His research focuses on international relations, particularly how foreign policy and long-term strategies evolve in response to changing conditions, resources, and new technologies.

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature; Institute of Comparative Modernities; Literatures in English

Natalie Melas' interests range across Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean literature and thought, modern Greek, modern French and modern English poetry, comparison, modernism and colonialism, modern reconfigurations of antiquity, Homer, Césaire, Cavafy,…

Professor Emeritus, Horticulture
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee chair/advisor: Eric Tagliacozzo

Discipline: History of Southeast Asia

Primary Language:…

Senior Lecturer, Music

Christopher Miller is a scholar and musician whose interests and activities revolve around two points of focus: experimental music, and the music of Indonesia, especially Central Javanese gamelan.

CO+POS Director and Associate Professor, History
Mostafa Minawi studies different forms of imperialism in the Middle East and Northeast Africa. He is the director of Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies and a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee chair/advisor: Holger Klinck

Discipline: Natural Resources

Primary Language: …

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee chair/advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Burmese,…

Professor, English

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Critical theory, 20th-century literature, colonial and postcolonial studies, and modernism and postmodernism

Professor of Political Sociology, University College London

Richard Mole’s research focuses on nationalism, populism, sexuality, and migration. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Visiting Critic, 2021–22
Nicaraguan political cartoonist Pedro X. Molina was an Artist Protection Fund fellow and visiting critic in the Einaudi Center’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) during academic year 2021–22.
Professor, Food Science

Carmen Moraru's research and teaching interests are in the areas of physical and engineering properties of foods, food/dairy processing, and food safety engineering. 

Administrative Coordinator

Matthew Morgan provides direct administrative support for the Manager of Finance and the Administrator/HR Manager. 

Senior Lecturer

Rebecca Morgenstern Brenner is a senior lecturer and teaching faculty at the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy.

Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech
Greg Morrisett is the dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech, a New York City–based campus focused on graduate education that integrates technology, business, law, and design in service of economic impact and societal good.
Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY-Oswego

Micah F. Morton earned his PhD in cultural anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015.

Senior Lecturer & Director; Global Health Program I Division of Nutritional Sciences

Jeanne Moseley is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) and the Director of the Global Health Program.

Head of Economic Inclusion & Justice, Oxfam Bangladesh
Abrar Shahriyar Mridha is a social tinkerer; successfully driving policy advocacy, blended finance models, partnerships and innovations to scale sustainable solutions and narrate them into stories for building a resilient and impact driven entrepreneur and investment…
Associate Professor Emeritus, Horticulture

Jane Mt. Pleasant's research interests include indigenous agriculture and plants and well-being. She is a national expert in Iroquois agriculture.

Associate Professor, Onondaga Community College
Mark Muhammad is a member of the Nation of Islam, which influences his research. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Assistant Professor, History

Nicholas Mulder works on European and international history from 1870 to the present. His research focuses on political, economic, and intellectual history, with particular attention to the era of the world wars between 1914 and 1945.

Associate Professor, Anthropology and Asian American Studies

Viranjini Munasinghe's research interests focus on nationalism, race and ethnicity, creolization and indigeneity, Asian American Studies, South Asian Diaspora, Labor and Political Economy of Plantation Societies, Historical Anthropology, Anthropological Theory,…

Advisory Council Member

Rohan Murty is a technology entrepreneur. He holds a PhD in computer science from Harvard and a BS from Cornell. His dissertation work on white spaces networking was seminal in opening up a new area of research.

Professor, Policy Analysis and Management

Kelly Musick's research focuses on family change and social inequality in the contemporary United States and other industrialized countries. It has been funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Russell Sage…

Associate Professor, Mahidol University

Sudarat Musikawong teaches Social Impact of Mass Media, Global Cities: Urban Sociology, Globalization/International Studies, Sociology of Southeast Asia, Qualitative Research Methods, US Immigration & International Migration, and Sociological Theory.

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Alex Nading is a medical and environmental anthropologist. His research, mostly focused on Nicaragua, has examined transnational campaigns against dengue fever, bacterial disease, and chronic kidney disease, as well as grassroots movements to address these issues.…

Assistant Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History
Tejasvi Nagaraja's research and teaching focus on how class, gender, and race evolve within a changing global division of labor and geopolitics. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Administrative Coordinator

James has worked for SEAP since July 2017. Academically, his background is in historical theology, LGBT-Evangelical dialogue, and late antique Christianity. Professionally, James has experience in finance, education, and library services.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022

Committee chair/advisor: Tamara Loos

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Thai, Burmese,…

Country Director, Oxfam in Senegal
Ndeye Khar Ndiaye works with key actors for systemic change, such as grassroots organizations, civil society, government, and the private sector. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law

Muna Ndulo, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law, is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of constitution making, governance and institution building, international criminal law, African legal systems, and human…

Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor of Sociology

Victor Nee's current research interests in economic sociology examines the role of networks and norms in the emergence of economic institutions and organizations.

Professor, Integrative Plant Science
My interests and objectives pertain to plant pathology, plant breeding and international agriculture. I serve as Scientific Director for The McKnight Foundation's Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP), a competitive grants program that funds agricultural research…
Professor, Cornell Tech

Helen Nissenbaum is a professor at Cornell Tech and Cornell Information Science.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021

Committee Chair/Advisor: Suzanne Lanyi Charles

Discipline: City and Regional Planning

Primary Language:…

Graduate Student

Development of science, technology, and innovation policy in Indonesia under the influence of Indo-Pacific international political economy. I am also interested in the Indonesian renewable energy policy research.

Professor, Linguistics and Classics

Geographic Research Area: South Asia

Teaching/Research Interests: Indo-European linguistics, and Greek and Latin comparative and historical linguistics

FLAS Fellow

Degree: PHD, Science & Technology Studies

Language: Sinhala

Research interests: queer institutional ecologies; social life of natural history; science and storytelling; notions of objectivity, the body, and the world.

Graduate Student

Vishal is interested in the history and practice of urban ecology in Bengaluru, India. He especially thinks with queer, feminist and postcolonial theories; anthropology of religion; and efforts to enliven global political economies.

Professor Emeritus, Art History and Asian Studies

In 1964, before he completed his PhD, Stan O'Connor was invited to become an in­structor in the Department of the History of Art; this was the first university-level appointment in America of a specialist in the field of Southeast Asian art. In 1971, he was…

Zubrow Professor of Economics

Ted O'Donoghue is the Zubrow Professor of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Brian O’Keefe is a PhD student in the Department of Government at Cornell University. His primary research interests include U.S. and Chinese foreign and security policy, comparative politics, and political psychology.

Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor, Law
Visiting Fellow

Sachiko Ohno is a Visiting Fellow at SEAP from 2022 to 2023. Her expertise is in Marketing and Consumer Behavior. She received a Ph.D. in Business Administration in 2014 from Keio University in Japan with a thesis on how emotions of guilt can motivate consumer…

Beth and Marc Goldberg Professor of Law

Saule Omarova, Cornell Law School, specializes in the regulation of financial institutions, banking law, international finance, and corporate finance. 

Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Chijioke Onah is currently a PhD student in the Literatures in English Department, where he specializes in African Literature, Black Studies, Ecocriticism, and Memory Studies.

Lecturer, Romance Studies

Denise M. Osborne is a lecturer in Portuguese in the Department of Romance Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), and her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College Columbia…

Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Health and Health Policy

Steven Osofsky is the Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Health and Health Policy in the College of Veterinary Medicine. His current interests include conservation of free-ranging wildlife; relationships among sustainable conservation, system resilience, economic…

LACS Graduate Fellow ‘22-‘23

Carolina Osorio Gil is a Ph.D. candidate in Development Sociology in the Department of Global Development.

Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

David Ost is the author of Solidarity and the Politics of Anti-Politics: Reform and Opposition in Poland Since 1968 and coeditor of Workers after Workers' States: Labor and Politics in Postcommunist Eastern Europe.

Ithaca Seminar Coordinator and Associate Professor

Shaianne Osterreich is an associate professor of economics at Ithaca College. Her research interests are international trade, poverty alleviation, and gender, and she has been working on/with Indonesia since 2006. In 2005-2006 she was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in…

Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies

Banu Ozer Griffin's academic interests include teaching Turkish as a second language, curriculum design and development, and the language learning process through intercultural competence. She is an advisor for Cornell's Turkish Student Association and Translator–…

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

An-Yi Pan researches Buddhist Art with special interest in the relation between Chinese intellectual participation in Buddhism and Buddhist painting, Buddhist architecture in relation to precepts, monastic hieratical structure, liturgical as well as spiritual spaces…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2025-2026

Committee chair/advisor: Jessica Chen Weiss

Discipline: Political Science, International Relations

Senior Lecturer, Indonesian

Jolanda Pandin joined the Department of Asian Studies in August 2006.

Associate Professor, CUNY-Brooklyn College

Kosal Path is assistant professor of political science. He is a survivor of the Cambodian genocide (1975-79).

Migrations Fellow

Eleanor Paynter is part of the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team…

Professor, Romance Studies

Edmundo Paz-Soldan is winner of the Bolivian National Book Award (1992 and 2003), and the Juan Rulfo Short Story Award (1997).

Post-secondary Outreach Coordinator
Professor Emerita, Animal Science
Visiting Professor, Nutritional Sciences

Gretel Pelto is interested in the interaction between theory and practice brings social science methods, particularly those of ethnography, to bear on nutrition and child health research, with an emphasis on infant and young child nutrition.

Oficial de Influencia, Oxfam Colombia

Juan S. Pardo Peña is an anthropologist with experience in the design and implementation of social programs regarding social inclusion. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Director, Southeast Asia Program

Thomas Pepinsky serves as director of Cornell's International Political Economy Program and associate director of the Cornell Modern Indonesia Project.

Assistant Professor of Government

Isabel Perera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government.

Senior Lecturer, Applied Economics and Management

Pedro David Perez is interested in entrepreneurship and innovation, ethics, active learning and the "flipped" classroom, methodologies, and case study methodology. 

Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Art, Architecture, and Planning

Geographic Research Area: India, Nepal, China, and United States

Teaching/Research Interests: Observation and interpretation, multimedia art, and science and art

Professor, Global Development

Max Pfeffer's research interests include community development, international migration, agricultural labor, rural labor markets, land use and environmental planning, and primary data collection and field research with a particular emphasis on rural/urban fringe…

Senior Lecturer, Khmer

Hannah Phan received her MA from Cornell University's professional studies program for international development in 1998.

Program Manager
Lecturer, University of Zambia

Sam Phiri specializes in media studies and democratic change as a lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Zambia. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Visiting Fellow

May Sabe Phyu is a visiting fellow at SEAP and woman human rights defender from Myanmar.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee chair/advisor: Magnus Fiskesjö

Discipline: Anthropology

Research Countries: China,…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MPA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2017-2018

Discipline: Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (Public Administration and Public Policy) 

Primary Language: Thai …

Professor, Romance Studies

Simone Pinet's teaching and research focus on medieval and early modern Spanish literatures and cultures, from the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries, especially in relation to spatiality, economics, poetics, and translation.

Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Prabhu Pingali is director of Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition.

Geographic Research Area: India, Philippines, and Mexico

Teaching/Research Interests: Agricultural policy, nutrition, poverty,…

Assistant Professor, Hunter College

Joshua Plotnik, Ph.D. is a comparative psychologist and conservation behavior researcher who has studied elephant cognition and conservation in Thailand since 2007.

Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Aimée Plukker is a Ph.D. student in the History Department. She is a historian of modern and contemporary Europe with research interests in cultural and intellectual history, transnational history, urban history, the Cold War, and politics and aesthetics. Her…

Associate Professor, Musicology

Steven Pond's research interests include jazz, and music of the African Diaspora. He is an active percussionist and drummer and director of Cornell’s Brazilian music group, Deixa Sambar.

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Alison Power's research interests include the ecology and epidemiology of plant pathogens transmitted by insects; disease systems in the northeast U.S., in Central America, and in Thailand.

Professor, Near Eastern Studies

David Powers is a Professor of Near Eastern Studies. 

Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy

Geographic Research Area: India, China, and other emerging markets

Teaching/Research Interests: Macroeconomics of financial globalization, financial regulation, and monetary policy frameworks and exchange rate policies in…

Visiting Scholar ‘21-‘23

Annette is an Associate Professor at Ithaca College where she teaches courses on Latin American literature, theatre, and translation.

Project Leader, Ornithology

Karen Purcell is the project leader for Celebrate Urban Birds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 

Senior Lecturer, Clinical Sciences

Robin Radcliffe is a senior lecturer in wildlife and conservation medicine. His research focuses on infectious disease investigation for the rare Indonesian rhinos.

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Geographic Research Interest: India-Pakistan

Teaching/Research Interest: Anthropology of the state, ethnographic film, minority citizenship, religious nationalism.

Graduate Student

Katie Rainwater is a PhD candidate in the Department of Development Sociology. Her dissertation research explores labor relations in the shrimp industries of Bangladesh and Thailand.

Committee chair/advisor: Eli Friedman

Adjunct Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics

Geographic Research Area: India and Bangladesh

Teaching/Research Interests: Research and technology transfers to promote agricultural innovations
 

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Feminist, postcolonial and queer theories, religion and secularism, medicine and the body

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Committee Chair/Advisor: TBD

Discipline: Global Development

Manager of Undergraduate International Experiences
Kristin Ramsay coordinates the Laidlaw Leadership and Research Scholars program and student academic experiences at the Einaudi Center.
Professor, Law
Professor, Maternal and Child Nutrition

Kathleen Rasmussen's research interests include studies in experimental species, observational and intervention studies in human subjects in the US and several developing countries, and epidemiologic studies based on data from medical records and large cohorts.…

Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: History of science and technology, British empire from the 17th through the 19th centuries, science and the state, East India Company and the India Office in the…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2025

Committee Chair/Advisor: Jenny Goldstein

Discipline: Global Development

Primary Countries:

Senior Lecturer, Global Development
Annalisa Raymer directs the Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP). She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-2025

Committee Chair/Advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Indonesian…

Senior Lecturer, Spanish Language

Mary K. Redmond's research interests include Spanish for heritage speakers, applied linguistics, the pedagogies of language teaching, second language acquisition theory, and issues of multilingualism.

Professor Emerita, Science and Technology

Judith Reppy is professor emerita in science and technology studies. On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Peace Studies Program was renamed to honor her long-term service and commitment to the program.

Professor, Architecture

Henry Richardson is a licensed architect, urban designer, and a nationally certified city and regional planner. Richardson conducts research on low-cost housing and urban settlement in developing countries, energy-conscious design, and the application of CAVE-based…

Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
Rachel Beatty Riedl, our director since 2019, envisions the Einaudi Center as a home for imagining and implementing global research. She is the Einaudi Center's John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and professor in the Department of Government.
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MS

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Saurabh Mehta

Discipline: Nutritional Sciences

Primary Language: Indonesian…

Teaching Associate, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan

Teaching/Research Interests: All levels of Urdu and advanced level of Hindi

Richard J. Schwartz Professor, Government

Kenneth Roberts teaches comparative and Latin American politics, with an emphasis on the political economy of development and the politics of inequality. His research is devoted to the study of political parties, populism, labor and social movements, and democratic…

Garvin Professor of Ornithology (on sabbatical AY ’22-’23)

Amanda Rodewald’s research and interests focus on population and community responses to changes in land use, climate, invasive species, and disturbance regimes; socioecological dynamics and conservation in working landscapes; eco-evolutionary dynamics in human-…

James A. Perkins Professor

Eloy Rodriguez is a research scientist of chemical biology, ecology and medicinal chemistry, and toxicology of natural small molecules and glycoproteins from plants and arthropods that are important in ecological and biological interactions and human and animal…

Assistant Professor, History

Kristin Roebuck is drafting a book manuscript entitled Japan Reborn: Race and the Family of Nations after World War II.

Visiting Assistant Professor at Wells College

Leslie Rogne Schumacher studies nationalism, imperialism, and migration in the Mediterranean Sea and its basin from the 1700s to the present day. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of America & the West at the Foreign Policy…