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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.

Graduate Student

Charvi is a graduate student in the City and Regional Planning department at Cornell University.

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
Program Manager

Pamela Hampton develops and implements strategies to advance the Institute’s mission of promoting research and teaching focused on Europe.

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. 

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.

Director, Cornell China Center

Ying Hua is associate professor of design and environmental analysis and director of the Cornell China Center.

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: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Abby Cohn

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: Khmer

John Stambaugh Professor of History Emerita
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.

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

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

Mariangela Mihai Jordan is an anthropology and film PhD candidate. She received her BA in anthropology from Emory University in Atlanta, where she has also worked on issues of refugee political resettlement at the Emory Center for Ethics and the International Rescue…

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.