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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.

Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Lecturer, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Nepal

Teaching/Research Interests: Teaching Nepali as a second language

Professor, Africana and Romance Studies
Assistant Professor, Government

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

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

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

Graduate Student

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

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026

Committee Chair/Advisor: Jenny Goldstein

Discipline: Development Sociology

Primary Language: …

Associate Professor, Colorado State University

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

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

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

Professor, Entomology
LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

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

Graduate Student

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

Professor, Architectural Theory

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

Graduate Student

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

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

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

Ph.D., Lecturer in History

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

Web Manager

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

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

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

Professor, Natural Resources

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

Adjunct Professor, Law

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

Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College

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

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

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

Senior Lecturer, Performing and Media Arts

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

Assistant Professor, Department of Politics at Ithaca College

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

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

Zinab Attai is a first year PhD student in comparative politics in the government department. Her research focuses on state-building, governance, and gender topics in Afghanistan. Prior to starting her PhD, she worked as an International Survey Researcher at D3…

Adjunct Professor, Applied Economics and Management

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

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

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

Senior Lecturer, Polish Language

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

Director, East Asia Program

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

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Performing and Media Arts

Primary Language: Tagalog,…

Associate Professor, Performing and Media Arts and Asian American Studies

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

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

Geographic Research Area: Russia, Eurasia, and India

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

Professor

I focus on the history of the 19th-century United States, and in particular on the history of the enslavement of African Americans in the South.  The expansion of slavery in the United States between the writing of the Constitution in 1787 and the outbreak of the…

Professor, Cornell Law School
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026-2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: Shorna Allred

Discipline: Global Development

Primary Language: …

Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Economics and Asian Studies

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

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.

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, Economics

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

Computer Systems Manager

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

Program Manager

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

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

Research Interests: Ethnicity, citizenship, tea…

Director, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (on leave SP'22)

Ernesto Bassi's research interests coalesce around two significant questions: How do people develop geographic and cultural identifications? How do geographic regions come into being?

Carl Marks Professor of International Studies

Kaushik Basu is the Einaudi Center's Carl Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics at Cornell. Basu is president of the International Economic Association. From 2012 to 2016 he served as senior vice president and chief economist of the…

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.
LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Karina Beras is a PhD student in Anthropology. Her research explores (un)belonging and (dis)placement in relation to statelessness. Specifically, she focuses on Dominicans of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic.

Director, Institute for European Studies

Mabel Berezin is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. Her expertise lies in the area of extreme and exclusionary forms of nationalism, such as fascism and right-wing populist politics, and the threats that these phenomena pose to democratic political…

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. 

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.
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.
LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Gloria is a native of Haiti and a fourth year MS/PhD student in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. Her work focuses on community-based agroforestry programs and their social and ecological impacts on rural communities in developing countries,…

Associate Professor, Applied Economics and Management

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

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.
Graduate Student

Jocelyn is a PhD student and Tata-Cornell Institute Scholar in the field of international nutrition. She holds a BS in nutritional sciences and is a registered dietitian.

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.

FLAS Fellow
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

Carole Boyce-Davies is Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters and Professor of  Africana Studies and Literatures in English.

Associate Professor, English
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 is the Assistant Dean for International Programs and Jack G. Clarke Executive Director of International and Comparative Legal Studies at Cornell Law School.

Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies Emerita

Valerie Bunce's research focuses on democratization (the rise, design, sustainability, and collapse of democratic systems); authoritarianism (transitions to and from dictatorship, political leadership, and institutions); U.S.

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…

Associate Professor, History
Visiting Critic

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

Associate Professor of Political Science, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy

Manuela Caiani is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Scienze Umane e Sociali at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) of Florence.

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 manages proposal development and program evaluation for the Einaudi Center.
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, SC Johnson College of Business

Lourdes Casanova is the Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director of the Emerging Markets Institute.

Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies

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.

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.

Kichwa/Quechua Language Instructor, AY 2021-2022
Soledad Chango is teaching Elementary Quechua I as she pursues graduate studies in pedagogy and linguistics, with support from a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant fellowship for 2021-22. Her native language is Kichwa, part of the Quechua language family…
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. She was recently awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research…

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 Associate 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.

Ph.D. candidate in History of International Relations
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 Distinguished University Professor

Geographic Research Area: South Asia

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

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies
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.

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
Professor Emeritus, International and Comparative Labor
Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-23

Program Coordinator/UISFL Grant
Professor, History

Raymond Craib's research and teaching interests revolve around the intersections of space, politics, and everyday practice.

Graduate Student

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

Visiting Scholar

Sanskrit and Indian Civilization lecturer at the Université Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris, with main research focus on Sanskrit aesthetics, Philosophy of Language, Tamil Culture, and South Asian Manuscript Studies.

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.
FLAS Fellow

Degree: MRP, City and Regional Planning

Language: Urdu

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.

Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences
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, holding positions in the College of Engineering, Athletics, Division of Financial Affairs, and College of…

Director of Horticulture, Cornell Botanic Gardens

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

Professor, Psychology and Neurobiology
Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Faculty of Social Sciences of Eötvös Loránd University

Tamas Dezso Ziegler is a lawyer from Budapest, Hungary, and currently an associate professor in the Institute of Political and International Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary).

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.

Assistant Professor, Latina/o Studies 
LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Paula Camila Díaz Torres is a second-year graduate student in Cornell's Department of City and Regional Planning. Her research focuses on the territorial approach of the 2016 peace agreement in Colombia, specifically on rural housing and land…

Associate Research Professor, Nutritional Sciences

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…

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

LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Jasmim Drigo is a PhD candidate in linguistics. She is interested in historical linguistics, language diversity, and in Brazilian Portuguese.

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 Farmworkers Program

Mary Jo Dudley is a faculty member in the Department of Development Sociology.

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

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…

Professor Emeritus, Soil and Crop Sciences
Executive Staff Assistant/Student Services Coordinator

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

Professor Emeritus, Africana Studies and Research Center 
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 holds a PhD in English from the University of Texas.

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

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…

Professor, Natural Resources
Professor Emerita, Anthropology 
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.
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Tamara Loos

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Filipino (Tagalog…

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies 
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, Department of Global Development

Julie Ficarra is an associate professor of the practice in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University.

John P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor

Gary Fields is the John P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor and professor of economics at Cornell University. He is the 2014 winner of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, the top worldwide award in the field.

Administrative Assistant and Funding Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
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, nutritionn and environmental change.

Associate Director
Associate Professor, Anthropology

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

LACS Visiting Scholar 2018-22

David Flaten is a LACS visiting scholar and History Professor at Tompkins Cortland Community College, and 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 
Assistant Professor, History

Cristina Florea’s research revolves around topics such as nationalism, empire, statehood, war, and regime change in nineteenth and twentieth-century Eastern Europe.

LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Matías G. Flores is an MS/PhD student in the Department of Global Development. He is from Santiago, Chile. His research focuses on Higher Education and Development, particularly in Public Engagement and University Extension in Latin America.

Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs

Gustavo Flores-Macías is an associate professor of government. 

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…

Associate Professor, Architecture

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

Graduate Student

Amy is a PhD student in International Nutrition, in the division of Nutritional Sciences. Her research focuses on micronutrient status and maternal and child health.

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

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

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,…

Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology 
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.

Visiting Scholar, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Chip Gagnon is a professor of politics at Ithaca College and a long-term visiting 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
Professor, American Studies
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…

Associate Professor of Art History, Ithaca College

Jennifer Germann's article, “‘Other Women Were Present’: Seeing Black Women in Georgian London,” was recently published in Eighteenth-Century Studies 54:3 (Spring 2021).

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, Anthropology
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.

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
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.

Robert G. Tobin Professor of Food Marketing
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. 

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 3rd 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. He is the author of the casebook Internet Law: Cases and Problems, now in its fifth edition, and of over forty scholarly articles and essays He is also a regular…

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…

Professor, Global Development
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
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
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

Sarah How is European studies librarian at Cornell University Library.

Visiting Scholar
Sharif Hozoori is originally from Afghanistan, and holds PhD in International Relations from Center for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and he has finished his Master'…
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: …

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…

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. …

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.

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.

FLAS Fellow, Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Degree: PhD, Anthropology

Language: Urdu

Research Interests: 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…

Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
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.
Professor of History, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Matt Kadane studies the early modern period in Europe and to a growing extent more broadly. He is the author of The Watchful Clothier (Yale UP, 2013) and is finishing a new book, The Enlightenment and Original Sin. He has also written articles in The American…

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,…

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.

Student Assistant for Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies

Sarah Kanuk conducts outreach and marketing efforts, assists in special research projects, and provides administrative support for the Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies (CO+POS) initiative.

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.…

Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence

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

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

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.

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. His research includes studying chemical elicitation of…

Lecturer, Burmese

Yu Yu Khaing received her BA in English language and literature from Dagon University in 2004, and a diploma in ELT methodology from the Yangon Institute of Education in 2012. She also studied Chinese to the intermediate level at the University of Foreign Languages…

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. As both an archaeologist of southwest Asia and a scholar of the Soviet and post-Soviet Caucasus, she pursues this concern with…

LB Korean Studies Research Scholar

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

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy Emeritus
Sue G. and Harry E. Bovay Jr. Professor in History and Ethics of Engineering
Professor, Natural Resource Policy and Management
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.

Professor, Government
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…

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 Institute Graduate Fellow

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, Natural Resources
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.…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Development Studies

Primary Language: Indonesian/Malay…

Senior Lecturer, Romance Studies 
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.
Professor, Applied Economics and Management 
Senior Associate Director of Academic 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.

Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences
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
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).

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.

Lecturer, Asian Studies

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

FLAS Fellow

Degree: MA, Asian Studies

Language: Nepali

Research Interests: China One-Belt-One-Road engagement in South Asia, comparative politics, transitional democracies, economic development, and legal dispute resolution mechanisms

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).

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: DMA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee Chair/Advisor: Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri

Discipline: Music

Primary Language: …

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

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.

Full Professor, Music
Graduate student

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

Professor Emeritus, Economics

Geographic Research Area: India

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

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…

Associate Professor, Africana Studies
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
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.

Assistant Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History
Administrative Assistant
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

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.

Associate Professor, Global Health, Epidemiology, and Nutrition

Geographic Research Area: India, Kenya, and Ecuador

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

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

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

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

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

Visiting Critic
Nicaraguan political cartoonist Pedro X. Molina is an Artist Protection Fund fellow and visiting critic in the Einaudi Center’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS).
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. 

Lecturer, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

Rebecca Morgenstern Brenner is a lecturer and teaching faculty at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs.

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. Morrisett's research focuses on the…

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.

LACS Graduate Fellow ‘21-‘22

Antonio Moya-Latorre is a Ph.D. student in City and Regional Planning. His research explores how to leverage cultural infrastructures to spark social and material change in self-built settlements in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia.

Retired Professor, Horticulture
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

Geographic Research Area: Trinidad and the Asian Diaspora in the Americas

Teaching/Research Interests: Ethnicity and nationalism, the politics of exclusion, and nation-building

Fulbright Visiting Scholar

Professor at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, engaged in technology development in several areas including human-elephant conflict, drone applications, precision agriculture, and adaptive traffic control, also engaged in intellectual property management and…

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 Department of Anthropology
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: Southeast Asia Studies

Primary Language: Thai…

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

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 Institute Director's Fellow

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
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 Institute Graduate Fellow

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

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…

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 Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Professor, Spanish Literature
Postsecondary Outreach Coordinator
Professor Emerita, Animal Science
Visiting Professor, Nutritional Sciences
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
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
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Andrea Bachner

Discipline: Comparative Literature

Primary Language: …

Senior Lecturer, Khmer

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

Program Manager
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, Spanish and Medieval 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 Institute Graduate Fellow

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
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Professor, Near Eastern Studies

David Powers is a Professor of Near Eastern Studies. 

Professor, Applied Economics and Management

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…

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

LACS Graduate Fellow '20-'22

Cesar is a second-year doctoral student at Cornell Law School in the Doctor of the Science of Law program (J.S.D.). His research analyzes the legal transplant of the American criminal justice system—and the beyond a reasonable doubt standard—to Chile and Colombia…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Committee Chair/Advisor: TBD

Discipline: Global Development

Coordinator of Laidlaw Scholars Program and Student Academic Experiences

Kristin Ramsay coordinates the Laidlaw Leadership and Research Scholars program and student academic experiences in the Einaudi Center. A Cornell alumna in international agriculture and rural development, Kristin managed a food security program in Kenya for several…

Professor, Law
Professor, Maternal and Child Nutrition
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: 2023-24

Committee Chair/Advisor: TBD

Discipline: Global Development

Primary Countries: Indonesia

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
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.

FLAS Fellow

Degree: PhD, Music

Language: Persian

Research interests: Time and form in Persian moosiqi sonati, 20th-century and contemporary music in Iran, theatricality and absence, and empathy and vulnerability in creation and performance

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.
Teaching Associate, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan

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

Professor

Kenneth M. Roberts is the Richard J. Schwartz Professor in Cornell's Department of Government.

Garvin Professor of Ornithology

Amanda Rodewald is senior director of conservation science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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.

Ph.D., FRSA, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of America & the West at FPRI

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…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MPS

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-21

Committee chair/advisor: Terry Tucker

Discipline: International Agriculture and Rural Development

Assistant Professor, Government

Bryn Rosenfeld's research interests include political behavior, development and democratization, protest, post-communist politics, and survey methodology.

Tamil Studies Visiting Scholar

Cheran Rudhramoorthy is a Tamil Canadian academic, poet, playwright and journalist. He is a professor in the department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at the University of Windsor, Canada.

Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Radwa Saad is a 3rd year PhD student in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. She holds an MSc in Security and Development from King’s College London and is an alumni fellow of the African Leadership Centre’s Peace Security and Development…

Graduate Student

Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei is a PhD student in Music. His research interests include time and form in Persian moosiqi sonati, 20th-century and contemporary music in Iran, theatricality and absence, and empathy and vulnerability in creation and performance…

Graduate student

Shree Saha is a PhD student in the field of applied economics and management. Her research interests include women’s empowerment, maternal and child nutrition, financial inclusion, and development.

Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences

David E. Sahn is an international professor of economics in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Economics. Since 2015, he has been a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Arts in Asian Studies

Naoki Sakai teaches in the departments of Asian studies and comparative literature and is a member of the graduate field of history at Cornell University.

Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Juno Salazar Parreñas is a feminist science studies scholar who examines human-animal relations, environmental issues, and efforts to institutionalize justice. Parreñas’ book, Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation (Duke UP,…

Emeritus, Hu Shih Distinguished Professor

Paul Steven Sangren is a socio-cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on Taiwan and China. His earliest published work combines insights drawn from structuralist theory with practice-oriented critiques to illuminate Chinese ritual processes and cosmological…

LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Leonardo Santamaría-Montero is a PhD student in the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies. He is interested in the study of 19th century Central American visual and material culture, with a focus on indigenous aesthetics and their representations.

Associate Professor, Anthropology and Latino Studies
Visiting Fellow

Harriman Samuel Saragih is currently a Visiting Fellow at SEAP through the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. His teaching and research interests are in the field of Arts Marketing, Music Business Ecosystem, and Data-Driven Marketing.

Graduate Student, Architecture

Ecem Sarıçayır is pursuing a PhD in history of architecture and urban development at Cornell University.

Senior Lecturer, Tagalog

Maria Theresa C. Savella teaches all levels of Tagalog (Filipino). She is co-author with John Wolff and Der-Hwa Rau of Filipino Through Self-Instruction (1991, rev.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Ruth Richardson

Discipline: Environmental Engineering

Primary Language:…

Program Manager
DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor, Government

Daniel Schade's work focuses on the political system of the European Union, with a focus on the role of institutions in the EU’s external relations, as well as the increasing politicization of EU policy-making.

Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning
Stephan Schmidt's research interests concern land-use policy, patterns, and processes.
Assistant Professor

I am a historian of early America and the Caribbean, with particular interests in human trafficking, colonization, and illicit economies over the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Assistant Professor, Sociology
Landon Schnabel's research focuses on the intersection of inequality, gender, sexualities, religion, public opinion, and social change. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science

Fred Schneider coleads Einaudi's Cybersecurity research team…

Horace White Professor in Biology, Professor Emeritus

Thomas Seeley, College of Arts and Sciences, teaches courses on animal behavior and does research on the behavior and social life of honey bees. His scientific work focuses on understanding the phenomenon of swarm intelligence: the solving of cognitive problems by a…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee chair/advisor: Tom Pepinsky

Discipline: Government, Comparative Politics

Primary Language:…

Graduate student

Trishna is a PhD candidate in the department of Anthropology. Her research interests include carceral institutions as well as practices of prison reform and rehabilitation in India. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2025-26

Committee Chair/Advisor: Christine Balance

Discipline: Performing and Media Arts (PMA)

Primary Countries…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee chair/advisor: Filiz Garip

Discipline: Sociology

Associate Professor, Science and Technology

Suman Seth works on the social, cultural, and intellectual history of science and medicine. His interests include the history of medicine, race, and colonialism, the physical sciences (particularly quantum theory), & gender and science.

Graduate Student

Payal is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of Applied Economics and Management. Her work is primarily focused on development economics and applied econometrics.

Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Xinlei Sha is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. She is doing research on Chinese female migrant workers in East Africa. Her interests include Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sociocultural Anthropology, and Visual Anthropology.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Magnus Fiskesjö

Discipline: Anthropology

Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning

Linda Shi's research and professional practice focus on urban environmental governance and advancing planning policies to manage the urban climate transition in ways that improve social equity.

Graduate Student

Bruno Shirley is a PhD student in Asian studies. He focuses mainly on Pali Buddhist depictions of kings and kingship in Southern Asia, particularly Sri Lanka. He holds an MA in religious studies from Victoria University of Wellington.

Committee chair…

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology and Asian Studies

James Siegel retired from full-time teaching in 2007. He is the last of the second-generation SEAP faculty to retire. Like other emeritus SEAP faculty, he retains an office at the Kahin Center and is available to help mentor future scholars of Southeast Asia.…

Associate Professor, German Studies

Elke Siegel's research is in German literature from 1900 to the present, literary theory, and psychoanalysis.

Editor, Cornell East Asia Program

Alexis came to Cornell University Press in June 2019 as the new acquisitions assistant and Mellon University Press Diversity Fellow. Alexis has a PhD in History, with a focus on the history of Chinese law, and works in both Chinese and Japanese.