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More than 350 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.

Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies

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

Associate Professor, Architecture

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

Assistant Professor of Practice

Elizabeth L.

Graduate Student

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

Associate Professor of Practice, Public & Ecosystem Health

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

Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management Emeritus

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

Professor, History

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

Associate Professor, International and Comparative Labor

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

Democratic Threats Postdoctoral Fellow
Paul Friesen is part of the Einaudi Center's Democratic Threats and Resilience research team, monitoring evolving democratic norms and threats to democracy in the United States and around the world.
Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology 

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

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

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

Regional Scholar, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

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

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

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

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Sarah Murray, Miloje Despic

Discipline: Linguistics

Howard A. Newman Professor, History

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

Associate Professor, Public University of Navarra

Sergio García Magariño holds a PhD in sociology with an international mention and is a specialist in education and social development.

Associate Professor, Law

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

Assistant Professor, SUNY-Buffalo

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

Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering

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

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

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

PhD, Regional Affiliate Scholar

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

Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, Edinburgh Law School

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

Professor, 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…

Associate Professor of Practice, Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

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

Senior Lecturer and Curator, Anthropology

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

Senior Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies

Geographic Research Area: Iran and the Middle East

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

Assistant Professor, Africana Studies and Research Center

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

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: Kaja McGowan

Discipline: History of Art

Primary Language: Malay, Mandarin…

Professor Emeritus, South Asia Religions

Geographic Research Area: India

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

Professor Emeritus, City and Regional Planning

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

Assistant Professor, Global Development
Jenny Goldstein is interested in environmental conservation and development in the tropics and the role of scientific knowledge in climate change politics.
Freeman Fellowship in Peace Studies Recipient 2023-24

Molly Goldstein is a rising junior in the School of Arts & Sciences, double majoring in Government and Near Eastern Studies and minoring in dance.

Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Studies

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

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

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

Retired Associate Professor
FLAS Fellow

Degree: PhD, Government

Language: Hindi

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

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

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

Graduate Student

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

LACS Graduate Fellow ‘22-‘23

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

Operations Coordinator

Ryan Graves oversees the Einaudi Center office facilities and AV infrastructure. 

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.

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Aalayna Rae Green is pursuing her PhD in Natural Resources & the Environment along with a graduate minor in Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Her research interests include the gender dimensions of conservation and environmental justice.

Associate Professor, Fiber Science & Apparel Design

Denise Nicole Green is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design and Director of the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection (CF+TC).

Professor, African History

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

Jean McKelvey–Alice Grant Professor

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

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

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

Graduate Student

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

Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies

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

Professor Emeritus, Global Development

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

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Malay,…

Professor Emeritus, Maternal and Child Nutrition

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

Visiting Scholar

Jamie J. Hagen is a Lecturer in International Relations at Queen’s University Belfast, where she is the founding co-director of the Centre for Gender in Politics. Her work sits at the intersection of gender, security studies, and queer theory.

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. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024

Committee Chair/Advisor: Saleh Kalantari

Discipline: Design and Environmental Analysis

Primary Language:…

Visiting Lecturer

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

Professor, Entomology

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

Professor, Hobart and William Smith College

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

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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

Goldwin Smith Professor, Africana Studies
Professor Emeritus, Music

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

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

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

Professor, Anthropology

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

Assistant Professor, Architecture

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

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Sri Lanka

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

Adjunct Professor, Applied Economics and Policy

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

Professor Emeritus, Government

Geographic Research Area: India

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

Associate Professor, Microbiology

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

Associate Professor, Premodern Chinese History

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

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Filiz Garip

Discipline: Sociology

Research Country: …

Adjunct Professor and Associate Director, IP-CALS academic program

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

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

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

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

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology

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

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature

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

Graduate Student

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

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

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

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2025

Committee Chair/Advisor: Jessica Weiss Chen

Discipline: International Relations

Primary Language: …

FLAS Fellow

Degree: PHD, Natural Resources

Language: Nepali

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

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026-2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: Tom Pepinsky

Discipline: Government

Primary Countries: Indonesia…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Abby Cohn

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: Khmer

John Stambaugh Professor of History Emerita
Associate Professor, Literatures in English

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of two poetry collections: Far District and House of Lords and Commons.

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. 

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Amber Ingwell is a second-year Master of Public Administration student at the Brooks School. Her concentration is Government, Politics, and Policy, with a certificate in Systems Thinking.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2018-2019

Committee chair/advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Thai,…

IES Graduate Fellow
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. …

Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

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

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, Graduate Student

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

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2028

Committee Chair/Advisor: Malte Ziewitz

Discipline: Infrastructure Studies

Primary Language: Chinese…

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…