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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.

International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies
As a 2020–21 Global Public Voices fellow, Kassam is collaborating with Frederick R. McDonald. Read their article in Medium.
Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University

Nori Katagiri is assistant professor of political science at Saint Louis University. He teaches and conducts research on international relations, security studies, and East Asia.

Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies

Peter Katzenstein is the Einaudi Center's Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies in the Department of Government. His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and comparative politics.

Stephen and Evalyn Professor of American Studies Emerita

Geographic Research Area: India and United States

Teaching/Research Interests: Incarceration, political activism, ethnic activism, and gender

Migrations Faculty Fellow

Gunisha Kaur coleads the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.

Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow
Associate Professor, SUNY-Brockport

Neal Keating is a cultural anthropologist interested in the problems of structural power in the contemporary world.

Professor, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology

Andre Kessler is a chemical ecologist in the College of Arts and Sciences, whose research focuses on the mechanisms, ecological consequences, and the evolution of plant induced responses to herbivore damage. His research includes studying chemical elicitation of…

Lecturer, Burmese

Yu Yu Khaing received her BA in English language and literature from Dagon University in 2004, and a diploma in ELT methodology from the Yangon Institute of Education in 2012. She also studied Chinese to the intermediate level at the University of Foreign Languages…

Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies

Lori Khatchadourian examines the ongoing effort to grapple with the relationship between imperialism and the vast world of material things. As both an archaeologist of southwest Asia and a scholar of the Soviet and post-Soviet Caucasus, she pursues this concern with…

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy Emeritus
Sue G. and Harry E. Bovay Jr. Professor in History and Ethics of Engineering
Professor, Natural Resource Policy and Management
Professor Emeritus, History

The focal point of Victor Koschmann's research is the nexus between political thought and action, primarily but not exclusively in twentieth-century Japan.  In his most recent work, he has explored new perspectives on thought and action during Japan’s war years (…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2025-2026

Committee Chair/Advisor: Arnika Fuhrmann

Discipline: Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture

Primary…

Professor, Government
Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow
Graduate Student

Kavya is a PhD student in the field of Soil and Crop Sciences. Her primary research interests are studying soil health – particularly its effects on food security. For the fieldwork component of her PhD, she is working with India-based agricultural universities like…

Senior Lecturer, Comparative Literature

Raissa V. Krivitsky teaches in Cornell's Russian language program.

Associate Professor, House Professor, and Dean, Carl Becker House

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Urbanization, planning theory, research methods, transborder/transdiscipline engaged learning

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD 

Anticipated Degree Year: 2017-2018

Committee chair/advisor: Lindy Williams

Discipline: Development Sociology

Research Countries…

Andrew J. Nathanson Family Professor of Industrial Relations

Sarosh Kuruvilla is Cornell University's Andrew J. Nathanson Family Professor of Industrial Relations, Asian Studies, and Public Affairs. He is also a visiting professor at the London School of Economics.

Associate Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Steven Kyle is an associate professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He works in the areas of macroeconomic policy in the United States and in low-income countries.

Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, Law

Ian Kysel is a core faculty member in Cornell Law School's Migration and Human Rights Program and codirects the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic.

Program Initiatives and Media Coordinator

Amala Lane began at the East Asia Program in March of 2018 and since then has added responsibility for media production for OVPIA.  She holds an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University.

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Stacey A. Langwick, College of Arts and Sciences, is an anthropologist of healing and medicine in Africa. She is the lead faculty member for the Qualities of Life working group in the Einaudi Center and a co-organizer of the Ecological Learning Collaboratory.…

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Naomi Nakada Larson is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences. 

Professor, Natural Resources
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Development Studies

Primary Language: Indonesian/Malay…

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Jane Marie Law received her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago, where her work in history of religions focused on Japanese ritual performance and ritual studies.…

Senior Lecturer, Romance Studies 
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Allen Carlson

Discipline: Development of Government

Primary Language:…

Senior Associate Director of Academic Programs

Rick Lee oversees the Einaudi Center's academic activities and programming, including undergraduate and graduate student learning and engagement, faculty grant programs, signature events, and opportunities at Cornell's new Global Hubs. He joined Einaudi in August…

Professor, Applied Economics and Management 
Graduate Student, Near Eastern Studies

Amr Leheta is a PhD student in Cornell University's Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences
Administrative Assistant
Professor Emeritus, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Lecturer, Asian Studies

Fangfang Li is a lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Kenneth L. Robinson Professor of Applied Economics and Public Policy

Shanjun Li is the Kenneth L. Robinson Professor of Applied Economics and Public Policy in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He serves as the co-director of Cornell Institute for China Economic Research (CICER).

Professor, Law
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023 (Fall)

Committee chair/advisor: Kaja McGowan

Discipline: History of Art and Visual Studies

Primary…

Student Assistant for European Studies

Andrew provides overall administrative support and manages special research projects for the Institute for European Studies.

Lecturer, Asian Studies

Rui Liu is a lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences. 

FLAS Fellow

Degree: MA, Asian Studies

Language: Nepali

Research Interests: China One-Belt-One-Road engagement in South Asia, comparative politics, transitional democracies, economic development, and legal dispute resolution mechanisms

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee chair/advisor: Anne Blackburn

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Burmese,…

Professor, History

Tamara Loos is professor of history and Asian studies. Her most recent book, Bones around My Neck: The Life and Exile of a Prince Provocateur (2016), tells the story of Prince Prisdang Chumsai (1852–1935).

Graduate Student
Austin is a PhD Student of Sociocultural Anthropology whose research interests include disaster & aftermath, the political ecology of infrastructure development, anticipation & futurity, the conceptualization of risk & resilience, and the lived experience…
Associate Professor, English

Philip Lorenz received his PhD from New York University. His teaching and research focus on English and Spanish literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in relation to problems of sovereignty and political theology.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: DMA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee Chair/Advisor: Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri

Discipline: Music

Primary Language: …