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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

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: …

Professor Emerita, Human Development

Geographic Research Area: Sri Lanka

Teaching/Research Interests: Cognitive science, developmental psychology, and linguistics

Professor, Economics

Tom Lyons studies China's recent economic history. He is especially interested in spatial aspects of development, including patterns of regional specialization and interregional trade, spatial disparities in output and consumption, and institutions and policies that…

Senior Research Associate

Ed Mabaya is a scholar and a development practitioner with more than two decades of experience working on development, agribusiness value chains and food security issues with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Senior Research Associate in the Department…

FLAS Fellow 2020-2021

Degree: MA/MS, Global Development.

Research Interests: Sustainable development, ecological design, agroecology, climate change, renewable energy, integrated landscape management.

Language: Nepali

Associate Professor, Clark University

Ken MacLean is an associate professor of international development and social change and a faculty member at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Associate Professor, Music
Professor Emeritus, Economics

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Sustainable economic development, intertemporal decentralization, dynamical systems, and allocation theory and international trade theory

Graduate Student

Aparajita Majumdar is a PhD candidate in history. Her research brings together ideas concerning matter, space, and ecology in the histories of resource extraction. She works primarily on the accumulation of "wild" rubber in the northeastern tracts of British India…

Associate Professor, Africana Studies
Lecturer, Spanish and Romance Studies

Nilsa Maldonado-Mendez's interests include feminism and religion in Spanish-speaking countries, teaching Spanish to heritage speakers, history, and women writers in the Spanish-speaking Americas.

Professor Emerita, Anthropology

Geographic Research Area: Nepal and the Himalayas

Teaching/Research Interests: Gender, ethnicity, religion and culture

Professor, Government and Law
Professor Emeritus, Law

Peter W. Martin, the Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law, emeritus, and former dean of Cornell Law School, writes, speaks, and consults on topics that concern the impact of technology on the functioning of law and legal institutions.

Assistant Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History
Administrative Assistant
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: John Whitman, Abigal Cohn

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: …

FLAS Fellow 2020-2021

Degree: PhD, Food Science and Technology.

Research Interests: International food science, food safety regulations, handling and preservation of fruits and vegetables, indigenous fermented-food technologies, and food assistance in global disaster relief.…

Visiting Scholar

Masaki Matsubara, a researcher and meditation teacher at Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism), is working with the Johnson Museum of Art on projects for teaching Japanese religion with the museum’s tremendously valuable and rare collection.…

Senior Associate Dean, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs

Patrizia McBride is director of the Institute for German Cultural Studies and professor in the Department of German Studies.

Professor, University of Leeds

Although Duncan McCargo is best known for his agenda-setting contributions to current debates on the politics of Thailand, his work is centrally concerned with the nature of power. How do entrenched elites seek to retain power in the face of challenges from new…

Professor, Integrative Plant Science

Susan McCouch's research focuses on rice and includes publishing the first molecular map of the rice genome in 1988. She spent five years with the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines before joining the Cornell faculty.

Professor, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Sanskrit poetics, text intergpretation, and Buddhist studies

Global Public Voices Fellow

Frederick R. McDonald is an award-winning painter, photographer, and poet. He is a member of the Fort McKay First Nation, Alberta, Canada.

Associate Professor, Soil & Crop Sciences

Geographic Research Interest: India, Nepal, Bangladesh

Teaching/Research Interest: sustainable agriculture, food security, rural livelihoods, ecosystem services, social change processes

Associate Professor, History of Art

Kaja McGowan’s studies the reciprocal relationships between neighboring countries in South and Southeast Asia.

Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Peter Mcintyre is an aquatic conservation ecologist and the Dwight Webster Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow. Working with a wide range of collaborators, he develop management approaches that balance human interests with protecting biodiversity.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Asian Studies

Daniel McKee's research interests include verbal-visual relations, Tokugawa period art and literature, comedy in Japanese art and literature, and kyōka and haikai poetry.

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Robin McNeal received his PhD from the University of Washington in ancient Chinese history. His teaching at Cornell includes classical Chinese language, text studies, and history and thought of the pre-imperial and early imperial eras.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Frances Yufen Lee Mehta is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences. 

Associate Professor, Global Health, Epidemiology, and Nutrition

As a 2020–21 Global Public Voices fellow, Mehta is collaborating with

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee Chair/Advisor: Maria Cristina Garcia

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Hmong,…

Professor Emeritus, Horticulture
Associate Director for Assessment and Grant Writing

Heike Michelsen directs the Einaudi Center’s grant writing, assessment, and evaluation efforts. She holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Hohenheim, Germany.

Lecturer, Asian Studies
Having received his B.A. in intercultural studies (concentration in Linguistics) from Kobe University, Takashi Miki went to graduate school in South Korea to study the field of Asian language pedagogy (Japanese and Korean) and second language acquisition, and received…
Senior Lecturer, Music

Christopher Miller is a scholar and musician whose interests and activities revolve around two points of focus: experimental music, and the music of Indonesia, especially Central Javanese gamelan.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee chair/advisor: Eric Tagliacozzo

Discipline: History of Southeast Asia

Primary Language:…

Associate Professor, History

Mostafa Minawi's primary research interest is Ottoman imperialism in the Sahara, the Red Sea Basin, and the Horn of Africa and the lived experience of Ottoman imperialism in the Metropole, Istanbul.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee chair/advisor: Holger Klinck

Discipline: Natural Resources

Primary Language: …

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee chair/advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Burmese,…

Professor, English

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Critical theory, 20th-century literature, colonial and postcolonial studies, and modernism and postmodernism

Professor, Food Science

Carmen Moraru's research and teaching interests are in the areas of physical and engineering properties of foods, food/dairy processing, and food safety engineering. 

Lecturer, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

Rebecca Morgenstern-Bremmer is a lecturer and teaching faculty at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Miloje Despic, Sarah Murray

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language:…

Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech

Greg Morrisett is the dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech, a New York City–based campus focused on graduate education that integrates technology, business, law, and design in service of economic impact and societal good. Morrisett's research focuses on the…

Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY-Oswego

Micah F. Morton earned his PhD in cultural anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015.