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

Global Public Voices Fellow

Sherna Alexander Benjamin is a systems advocate, practitioner, facilitator, and consultant based in Trinidad and Tobago. As a 2020–21 Global Public Voices fellow, she is collaborating with Einaudi Center…

Professor, Sociology

Mabel Berezin is a comparative sociologist whose work explores the intersection of political institutions and cultural meanings with an emphasis on challenges to democratic cohesion and solidarity in Europe and the United States.

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…

Design and Production Assistant

May Lee contributes outstanding design expertise to the development of promotional materials for IES. She is pursuing a Master of Architecture degree and holds a B.S. in Architecture from McGill University.

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…

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…

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.

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. 

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
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…

Director's Fellow
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.

LASP Graduate Fellow '19-'21

Michael Cary is a PhD student in the Department of Global Development. His research investigates the political economy and cultural dimensions of food, agriculture and conservation, with a regional focus on land use change in the Bolivian lowlands.

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.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-21

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-23

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.

Assistant Professor, Romance Studies
Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

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

Professor, Applied Economics and Policy

Nancy H. Chau's research interests fall under three main areas: international trade, regional economics, and economic development, with particular emphasis on the economics of information and uncertainty. She was recently awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research…

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…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-24

Committee chair/advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Chinese,…

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

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

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…

Global Public Voices Fellow

Guilherme Kenjy Chihaya Da Silva is a research fellow at the Department of Geography, Umeå University, Sweden.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Hakim Weatherspoon

Discipline: Systems Engineering

Primary Countries:…

Global Public Voices Fellow

Colleen Chiu-Shee is a PhD candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

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