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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, Department of Government
Richard Clark’s research focuses on international organization, international political economy, and international relations.
Research Associate, K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics

Dena Clink's principal scientific interests are in the behavioral ecology and evolution of acoustic signals. Her research focuses on primate acoustic communication from a comparative and evolutionary perspective.

Hu Shih Professor Emeritus

Cochran joined the Cornell faculty in 1973 as an assistant professor and was promoted to full professor in 1986.

International Professor Emeritus of Plant Breeding and Genetics

Geographic Research Area: South Asia

Teaching/Research Interests: Agricultural biotechnology, intellectual property, international agriculture, international development, and plant breeding and genetics

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Ananda Cohen-Aponte works on the visual culture of colonial Latin America, with special interests in issues of cross-cultural exchange, historicity, identity, and anti-colonial movements.

Professor, Linguistics

Abby Cohn is a professor of linguistics and Southeast Asian studies. Her research interests include the Austronesian languages of Indonesia, with a particular focus on their phonetics, phonology, and morphology.

Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature

Liliana Colanzi's research focuses on popular genres in modern and contemporary Latin American literature (science fiction, horror, the fantastic); she also teaches creative writing workshops. She has edited La desobediencia, antología de ensayo…

Visiting Fellow, CIIFAD

Carol Colfer is a Senior Associate (anthropologist) with CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia); and a Visiting Fellow at CIIFAD (Cornell Institute for International Food and Agricultural Development) at Cornell University.

Senior Lecturer, Labor Relations, Law, and History

Lance Compa is interested in international law, human rights, worker’s rights, and studies of workers' rights in the United States. He has conducted workers' rights investigations and reports on Cambodia, Chile, China, Haiti, Guatemala, Mexico, and Sri Lanka among…

Professor Emeritus, International and Comparative Labor

Maria Cook is interested in labor rights and labor law reform in Latin America; labor unions and democratization in Mexico; transnational movements, trade, and regional integration; unauthorized migration and migrant advocacy; and comparative immigration policies.…

Visiting Scholar ’22-’23

David Cordero-Heredia,  J.S.D. ’18 is an Associate Professor of Law, at Universidad Católica del Ecuador currently visiting Cornell University as Visiting Fellow of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School

Angela Cornell is the founding director of the Labor Law Clinic and teaches Labor Law, Practice and Policy as well as related courses. She has extensive experience in the field of labor and employment law, immigrant workers and international labor law.

LACS Graduate Fellow ‘23-‘24

María Paula Corredor Acosta is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History. Her research focuses on pirates, sailors, and fishers in the Caribbean during the Age of Revolution. 

Visiting Scholar

David Cortright is professor emeritus of the practice at the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

Academic Programs Coordinator

Maeve Coughlin coordinates events, promotion, and programming to support the administrative side of academic programs at the Einaudi Center. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Stetson University and was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Germany in…

Program Coordinator/UISFL Grant
Marie Underhill Noll Professor, History

Raymond Craib's research and teaching interests revolve around the intersections of space, politics, and everyday practice. He is especially interested in Latin America and/as global history, critical geography/cartography, the left, and theory and history.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: Kaja McGowan

Discipline: History of Art

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Becca Culbertson is pursuing a master's degree in animal science. She hopes to explore questions of environmental social justice to make our food systems more sustainable and equitable.

Graduate Student

Patrick is a PhD student in Asian literature, religion, and culture, who works as an intellectual historian of Sanskrit knowledge systems.

Assistant Professor, Policy Analysis and Management
Jamein Cunningham is interested in the intersectionality of institutional discrimination, access to social justice, crime and criminal justice, and race and economic inequality. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
John H. Burris Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies

Geographic Research Area: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Middle East

Teaching/Research Interests: Modern and contemporary art, methodology and intellectual history, and film, media, and popular cultures

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Ayesha Umaña Dajud is a J.S.D. student (Ph.D. in Law) focused on International Criminal Law and Human Rights Litigation. Her research focuses on political genocides.

Graduate student

Neelanjan Datta is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at Cornell. His research is in Public Finance and Political Economy.

Professor Emerita, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature

Brett de Bary holds a joint appointment with the Department of Asian Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell.

Professor Emeritus, Crop and Soil Sciences

Stephen DeGloria is interested in resource inventory, mapping, and analysis; remote sensing; geographic information science and technology; and soil survey, interpretations, and conservation.

Prize for Best Essay in Technology and International Security Policy Winner 2023-24

Michael Dekhtyar is a senior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, minoring in International Trade and Development. On campus, he served as Vice President of The Cornell Diplomat and Managing Editor for the Cornell International Affairs Review.

Assistant Professor, Information and Computer Science

Nicola Dell is an assistant professor based at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. Her research interests are in human-computer interaction and information and communication technologies and development.

Visiting Scholar

Xiangzi Deng is a doctoral candidate at Yuelu Academy of Hunan University. She holds an M.A. (2021) in the Ancient Chinese Literature from Hunan University in Changsha, China. Her research fields are Confucian culture, Rite, Classic Chinese Poetry, and Classic…

Manager of Finance, Budget, and Research Compliance
Sandy Dennis-Conlon supports both the Einaudi Center and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. She has worked at Cornell since 1990.
Director of Horticulture, Cornell Botanic Gardens

Emily Detrick is the director of horticulture for the Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Professor, Psychology

Timothy Devoogd studies how the brains of birds encode learned behaviors like song or memory for food locations. Particular questions now being studied include the neural basis for female song discrimination, and the interplay between the hippocampus and other brain…

Executive Director

Nishi Dhupa is executive director of the Einaudi Center and serves as Cornell's associate vice provost for international affairs.

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

A scholar of sexuality, race, biopolitics, and postcoloniality, Diabate’s research explores African, African American, Caribbean, and Afro-Hispanic literatures, cultures, cinema, and new media.

Associate Professor, Department of Public & Ecosystem Health

Kate Dickin conducts formative, implementation, and evaluation research to enhance the effectiveness of programs to improve nutritional status and reduce health inequities in the U.S. and globally. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Committee chair/advisor: Tom Pepinsky

Discipline: Government

Research Countries: Timor…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Primary Language:…

Senior Lecturer, Chinese language

Stephanie Divo received her PhD in modern Chinese literature at Cornell University. She has taught Mandarin Chinese in the Department of Asian Studies since 1999.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MFA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Ishion Hutchinson

Discipline: Creative Writing - Fiction

Governance and Research Specialist, Oxfam Novib in Vietnam
Duong Do focuses on multidimensional inequalities, including how gender, climate change, development doctrines, and energy transitions intersect and induce inequalities. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Anne Evans Estabrook Professor, International and Comparative Labor, ILR School

Virginia Doellgast is the Anne Evans Estabrook Professor of Employment Relations and Dispute Resolution in the ILR School at Cornell University.

Associate Professor, Architecture

Timur Dogan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and the director of the M.Arch. Program and the Environmental Systems Lab. Dogan holds a Ph.D. from MIT, an MDES from Harvard GSD, and a Dipl. Ing. in Architecture with distinction from the…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Professor of French, Francophone & Comparative Literature

Laurent Dubreuil is the Director of the French Studies Program at Cornell. In his research, he aims to explore the powers of literary and artistic thinking at the interface of social thought, the humanities and the sciences.

Director, Cornell Farmworker Program; Senior Extension Associate, Global Development

Mary Jo Dudley is the Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program (a collaborative effort of CALS, CHE and CCE), and a faculty member of the Department of Global Development.

Assistant Professor, History

Mara Du’s research focuses on the history of modern China (17th century to the present), particularly on law, gender, and state-building.

Professor of the Practice, Cornell Brooks School of Public Policy
Alexandra Dufresne's research focuses on law and policy, children's rights, refugee rights, and state-level policy and advocacy. She is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow.
LACS Graduate Fellow ‘23-‘24

Malembe Dumont Copero is a first-year Ph.D. student in City and Regional Planning, working at the intersection of critical approaches to health justice.

Professor Emeritus, Soil and Crop Sciences

John Duxbury is interested in applied science knowledge to meet global needs in agriculture and the environment.

Manager of Student Grants and Programs

Elizabeth Edmondson oversees all office functions at the Einaudi Center and administers the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program.

Professor Emeritus, Africana Studies and Research Center 

Locksley Edmondson specializes in international relations (especially concerning Africa and the Caribbean) and race relations (especially concerning the Black World).

Professor, Global Development

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue is a professor of global development in CALS. His research agenda broadly addresses the interrelationships between population, social change, and sustainable development.

Graduate Student

Kaitlin holds a BA in art history from the University of California, Berkeley (2011) and an MA in Asian Studies from Cornell University (2017).

Senior Associate Director of Communication
Sheri Englund oversees communication for the Einaudi Center and other units across Global Cornell. She has worked with higher education audiences and faculty writers around the world, from Ithaca to Sweden, Taiwan, and Mexico.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Wendy Erb is a postdoctoral fellow at the Lab of Ornithology. She is a biological anthropologist and behavioral ecologist who studies the ecological, social, and physiological influences on the behavioral and reproductive strategies of wild primates.
Senior Visiting Fellow

Pedro Erber is an Associate Professor at the School of International Liberal Arts and the Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies, Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. He is also associate editor of the journal ARTMargins.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-24

Committee Chair/Advisor: Kaja McGowan

Discipline: History of art and visual studies

Migrations Researcher

Deborah Estrin is part of the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.

President White Professor of History and Political Science

Matthew Evangelista's current teaching and research interests focus on the relationship between gender, nationalism, and war; ethical and legal issues in international affairs (particularly just war theory and international humanitarian law); transnational relations…

LACS Graduate Fellow ‘23-‘24

Juliana Fagua Arias is a Ph.D. student in the History of Art and Visual Studies department. Her research focuses on the material culture of the early modern transpacific trade and specifically on the cross-cultural effects of the trade between Asia and Latin America…

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment

Timothy Fahey is interested in the ecology of temperate and tropical montane forests with special interest in root and mycorrhizal dynamics.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MPA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Thomas O'Toole

Discipline: Public Administration (Science, Technology, and Infrastructure Policy)

Primary Language: Indonesian

Professor Emerita, Anthropology 

Jane Fajans' research interests are food and identity, ritual and socialization, personhood, emotion, and adoption. Her research areas are mainly located in Papua New Guinea and Brazil.

Program Assistant

Emily recently graduated with a BA in Asian Religions and Cultures from Western Kentucky University. After graduating, she spent almost 2 years in South Korea teaching English as a second language in private schools and North Korean refugee programs. In her free…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: Doctorate

Anticipated Degree Year: 2028

Committee Chair/Advisor: Jessica Chen Weiss

Discipline: Government

Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning
Ding Fei received her Ph.D. from the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota. 
Retired Professor
Country Director, Oxfam in the Philippines
Maria Rosario Felizco's focus is strengthening equity, resilience, and gender justice.  She has worked with civil society on development, humanitarian, and advocacy programs. She is a 2021-22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies 

María Fernández’s research and teaching concern three areas and their intersections: the history and theory of digital and new media art, postcolonial and gender studies and Latin American art and architecture.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: Spring 2025

Committee Chair/Advisor: Sarah Murray

Discipline: Linguistics 

Primary Language…

Associate Professor of the Practice, Global Development

Julie Ficarra specializes in critical approaches to partnership development centered on mutuality, reciprocity, and solidarity-building, particularly in university/community relationships that support engaged learning.

John P. Windmuller Professor, Labor Relations and Economics

Gary Fields is the John P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor and Professor of Economics. His work focuses on Labor Economics, Development Economics, and Public Economics. He is especially interested in the cases of Mexico, Argentina, and…

Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Roger Figueroa is interested in the interconnections between the social and behavioral determinants of health, with a particular focus on children’s energy-balance behaviors in underrepresented and low-income communities.

Mediator/Arbitrator

Richard Fincher is leading the Cambodia Winter Program in Winter 2024. He is a mediator and arbitrator, self-employed, beginning in 1998. He is a Faculty Associate in the College of Business at Arizona State University. He is co-author of new ADR textbook -

IES Graduate Fellow (deferred)
Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Kaitlin Findlay is a doctoral candidate in the Cornell History Department. Her current research examines forced displacement, humanitarianism, liberal internationalism, and memory in the mid-twentieth century.

Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Nutrition
Julia Finkelstein is the Follett Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow and associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Assistant Professor, Department of Public and Ecosystem Health

Kathryn Fiorella's research interests include planetary health/one health, fisheries, livelihoods, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and environmental change.

Associate Director
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Magnus Fiskesjö's research concerns ethnic relations and political anthropology in China and Southeast Asia.

Visiting Scholar ‘18-‘23

David Flaten is a LACS visiting scholar and History professor at Tompkins Cortland Community College. He is researching the opportunities to create a global history course centered around the Caribbean for students at our partner institution Tompkins Cortland…

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 

The research in Alexander S. Flecker’s lab is at the interface between community and ecosystem ecology and aims to understand the functional significance of biodiversity.

Assistant Professor, History
Cristina Florea’s research revolves around nationalism, empire, statehood, war, and regime change in nineteenth and twentieth-century Eastern Europe.
Professor, Government

Gustavo Flores-Macías' research and teaching interests include a variety of topics related to political and economic development. Currently, his research focuses on the politics of economic reform and taxation and state capacity.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Discipline: Government

Primary Language: Mandarin Chinese

Secondary Languages: Burmese, Indonesian

Professor, Classics

Michael Fontaine is a Latinist whose latest work is on the effective use of humor in diplomacy. His research ranges across Latin literature, classical Roman and Greek society, and the Renaissance.

H. Stanley Krusen Professor of World Religions, Asian Studies

Trained in classical Islamic studies and the history of Islam in Indonesia - in Italy (University of Rome) and London (SOAS) respectively, Chiara Formichi has held positions in Singapore (post-doctoral fellow at the Asia Research Institute), Leiden (research fellow…

Assistant Professor, 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.