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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.

FLAS Fellow 2020-2021

Degree: MA, Asian Studies.

Research Interests: Nepal and the Himalaya, the intersectionality of tourism and development, and the politics and economics of expedition mountaineering.

Language: Nepali

Professor, Sociology
Professor, Global Development

Rachel Bezner Kerr's research interests converge on the broad themes of sustainable agriculture, food security, health, nutrition, and social inequalities, with a primary focus in southern Africa. She has four major areas of research:

Graduate Student

Isha is a MS/PhD student in the Department of Development Sociology. 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.

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.

Professor, Asian Studies

Anne M. Blackburn is a professor 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 Chicago.

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant

Sunshine Blanco is a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant for the 2019-2020 academic year, where she will be assisting Theresa Savella, the Filipino instructor, with language instruction.

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.