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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.

Director, Southeast Asia Program

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

Professor, History

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

FLAS Fellow 2020-2021

Degree: PhD, Soil and Crop Sciences.

Research Interests: Scaling of sustainable agricultural practices among smallholder farmers in India to improve soil health, resilience to climate change, and productivity.

Language: Hindi

Graduate Student

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

Global Public Voices Fellow

David Dabydeen is director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies and emeritus professor at the Centre for British Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick.

Director, South Asia Program

Iftikhar Dadi is an associate professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies.

Geographic Research Area: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Middle East

FLAS Fellow 2020-2021

Degree: MRP, City and Regional Planning.

Research Interests: Racial, gender, and economic inequalities in international planning, and how it balances them in terms of environmental concerns.

Language: Hindi

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-21

Committee chair/advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Thai, Khmer…

LASP Graduate Fellow '19-'20

Daniel Dawson is a second year PhD student in the history department who studies early modern Spanish America and the Caribbean, with a focus on the religious and cultural history of the African Diaspora.

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.

LASP Graduate Fellow '19-'21

Simone De Lemos is a PhD candidate in linguistics and a member of the Computational Linguistics Lab. She holds a BS in computer engineering and an MA in linguistics. Simone does research in Prosody, the patterns of rhythm and intonation of language, and in how these…

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.

Design and Production Assistant

Alp contributes outstanding design expertise to the development of promotional materials, video production, and social media account management for IES. In addition to minoring in European studies, he is an Architecture major (B.Arch '21) also minoring in Migration…

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
Executive Director

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

Assistant Professor, Latina/o Studies 
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…

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: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MPS

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee Chair/Advisor: Lori Leonard

Discipline: International Agriculture and Rural Development

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.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-22

Committee Chair/Advisor: Stephen Hilgartner

Discipline: Science and technology studies

Primary Language…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Committee chair/advisor: 

Professor Emeritus, Soil and Crop Sciences
Office Manager and Fulbright Administrator

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).

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.

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
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 
Administrative Assistant and Funding Coordinator
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.