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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.

Manager of Undergraduate International Experiences
Kristin Ramsay coordinates the Laidlaw Leadership and Research Scholars program and student academic experiences at the Einaudi Center.
Professor, Law
Professor, Maternal and Child Nutrition

Kathleen Rasmussen's research interests include studies in experimental species, observational and intervention studies in human subjects in the US and several developing countries, and epidemiologic studies based on data from medical records and large cohorts.…

Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: History of science and technology, British empire from the 17th through the 19th centuries, science and the state, East India Company and the India Office in the…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2025

Committee Chair/Advisor: Jenny Goldstein

Discipline: Global Development

Primary Countries:

Senior Lecturer, Global Development
Annalisa Raymer directs the Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP). She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-2025

Committee Chair/Advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Indonesian…

Senior Lecturer, Spanish Language

Mary K. Redmond's research interests include Spanish for heritage speakers, applied linguistics, the pedagogies of language teaching, second language acquisition theory, and issues of multilingualism.

Professor Emerita, Science and Technology

Judith Reppy is professor emerita in science and technology studies. On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Peace Studies Program was renamed to honor her long-term service and commitment to the program.

Professor, Architecture

Henry Richardson is a licensed architect, urban designer, and a nationally certified city and regional planner. Richardson conducts research on low-cost housing and urban settlement in developing countries, energy-conscious design, and the application of CAVE-based…

Associate Professor, History

Russell Rickford specializes in African American political culture after World War II, the Black radical tradition, and transnational social movements.

Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
Rachel Beatty Riedl, our director since 2019, envisions the Einaudi Center as a home for imagining and implementing global research. She is the Einaudi Center's John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and professor in the Department of Government.
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MS

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Saurabh Mehta

Discipline: Nutritional Sciences

Primary Language: Indonesian…

Teaching Associate, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan

Teaching/Research Interests: All levels of Urdu and advanced level of Hindi

Richard J. Schwartz Professor, Government
Kenneth Roberts leads the Einaudi Center's democratic threats and resilience global research priority in academic years 2022–24.
Garvin Professor of Ornithology (on sabbatical AY ’22-’23)

Amanda Rodewald’s research and interests focus on population and community responses to changes in land use, climate, invasive species, and disturbance regimes; socioecological dynamics and conservation in working landscapes; eco-evolutionary dynamics in human-…

James A. Perkins Professor

Eloy Rodriguez is a research scientist of chemical biology, ecology and medicinal chemistry, and toxicology of natural small molecules and glycoproteins from plants and arthropods that are important in ecological and biological interactions and human and animal…

Assistant Professor, History

Kristin Roebuck is drafting a book manuscript entitled Japan Reborn: Race and the Family of Nations after World War II.

Visiting Assistant Professor at Wells College

Leslie Rogne Schumacher studies nationalism, imperialism, and migration in the Mediterranean Sea and its basin from the 1700s to the present day. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of America & the West at the Foreign Policy…

Assistant Professor, Government

Bryn Rosenfeld's research interests include political behavior, development and democratization, protest, post-communist politics, and survey methodology.

Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Radwa Saad is a 3rd year PhD student in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. She holds an MSc in Security and Development from King’s College London and is an alumni fellow of the African Leadership Centre’s Peace Security and Development…

Graduate Student

Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei is a PhD student in Music, with research interests in time and form in Persian moosiqi sonati, 20th-century and contemporary music in Iran, theatricality and absence, and empathy and vulnerability in creation and performance.

Graduate student

Shree Saha is a PhD student in the field of applied economics and management. Her research interests include women’s empowerment, maternal and child nutrition, financial inclusion, and development.

Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences

David E. Sahn is an international professor of economics in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Economics. Since 2015, he has been a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Arts in Asian Studies

Naoki Sakai teaches in the departments of Asian studies and comparative literature and is a member of the graduate field of history at Cornell University.

Associate Professor, Science and Technology Studies and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Juno Salazar Parreñas is a feminist science studies scholar who examines human-animal relations, environmental issues, and efforts to institutionalize justice. Parreñas’ book, Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation (Duke UP,…

Emeritus, Hu Shih Distinguished Professor

Paul Steven Sangren is a socio-cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on Taiwan and China. His earliest published work combines insights drawn from structuralist theory with practice-oriented critiques to illuminate Chinese ritual processes and cosmological…

LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘23

Leonardo Santamaría-Montero is a PhD student in the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies. He is interested in the study of 19th century Central American visual and material culture, with a focus on indigenous aesthetics and their representations.

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Vilma Santiago-Irizarry’s research has focused on the unintended consequences, paradoxes, and contradictions generated in the articulation and deployment of ethnoracial identity constructs, particularly in the United States and in institutional settings, where they…

Graduate Student, Architecture

Ecem Sarıçayır is pursuing a PhD in history of architecture and urban development at Cornell University.

Senior Lecturer, Tagalog

Maria Theresa C. Savella teaches all levels of Tagalog (Filipino). She is co-author with John Wolff and Der-Hwa Rau of Filipino Through Self-Instruction (1991, rev.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Ruth Richardson

Discipline: Environmental Engineering

Primary Language:…

Program Manager
DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor, Government

Daniel Schade's work focuses on the political system of the European Union, with a focus on the role of institutions in the EU’s external relations, as well as the increasing politicization of EU policy-making.

Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning
Stephan Schmidt's research interests concern land-use policy, patterns, and processes.
Assistant Professor, History

Casey Schmitt is a historian of early America and the Caribbean, with particular interests in human trafficking, colonization, and illicit economies over the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Assistant Professor, Sociology
Landon Schnabel's research focuses on the intersection of inequality, gender, sexualities, religion, public opinion, and social change. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science

Fred Schneider coleads Einaudi's Cybersecurity research team…

FLAS Fellow

Degree: MPS, Global Development

Language: Nepali

Research interests: international development, participatory program design, gender equality, South Asia, menstrual health and hygiene.

Horace White Professor in Biology, Professor Emeritus
Thomas Seeley, College of Arts and Sciences, teaches courses on animal behavior and does research on the behavior and social life of honey bees.
Graduate student

Trishna is a PhD candidate in the department of Anthropology. Her research interests include carceral institutions as well as practices of prison reform and rehabilitation in India. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2025-26

Committee Chair/Advisor: Arnika Fuhrmann & Nick Salvato

Discipline: Performing and Media Arts (PMA)

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Committee chair/advisor: Filiz Garip, Shannon Gleeson

Discipline: Sociology

Associate Professor, Science and Technology

Suman Seth works on the social, cultural, and intellectual history of science and medicine. His interests include the history of medicine, race, and colonialism, the physical sciences (particularly quantum theory), & gender and science.

Graduate Student

Payal is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of Applied Economics and Management. Her work is primarily focused on development economics and applied econometrics.

Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Xinlei Sha is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. She is doing research on Chinese female migrant workers in East Africa. Her interests include Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sociocultural Anthropology, and Visual Anthropology.

Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Aishwarya Shankar is pursuing a master’s in landscape architecture at the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her thesis explores from a novel perspective the climate change conflict zones of ancient sites of petroglyphs in Maharashtra, India. 

Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning

Linda Shi's research and professional practice focus on urban environmental governance and advancing planning policies to manage the urban climate transition in ways that improve social equity.

Graduate Student

Bruno Shirley is a PhD student in Asian studies. He focuses mainly on Pali Buddhist depictions of kings and kingship in Southern Asia, particularly Sri Lanka. He holds an MA in religious studies from Victoria University of Wellington.

Committee chair…

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology and Asian Studies

James Siegel retired from full-time teaching in 2007. He is the last of the second-generation SEAP faculty to retire. Like other emeritus SEAP faculty, he retains an office at the Kahin Center and is available to help mentor future scholars of Southeast Asia.…

Associate Professor, German Studies

Elke Siegel's research is in German literature from 1900 to the present, literary theory, and psychoanalysis.

Editor, Cornell East Asia Program

Alexis came to Cornell University Press in June 2019 as the new acquisitions assistant and Mellon University Press Diversity Fellow. Alexis has a PhD in History, with a focus on the history of Chinese law, and works in both Chinese and Japanese.

Executive Director, Center for Islam in the Contemporary World (CICW), Shenandoah University

Ermin Sinanović is the executive director of the Center for Islam in the Contemporary World (CICW) at Shenandoah University, where he is also a Scholar in Residence.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: All levels of Hindi language

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee chair/advisor: Arnika Fuhrmann

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Thai,…

Associate Professor

Rebecca Slayton is an associate professor of science and technology studies and coleader of Einaudi's Cybersecurity research team.

Administrator and HR Manager
Judy Small supports the Einaudi Center and Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. She has worked at Cornell since 1985 in administration and human resources positions.
Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Anthropology

The central preoccupation of Adam Smith's research and writing is the role that the material world—everyday objects, representational media, natural and built landscapes—plays in our political lives.  

Professor, Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Since August 2020, Margaret Smith has served as the director of the Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station and associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Her research is primarily on field corn, but also includes work on sweet corn.

Professor Emeritus, Chemistry

Dotsevi Sogah's research covers the design and synthesis of new polymers, preparation of protein-based polymers, and application of living polymerization methods to surface functionalization of nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes.

LACS Graduate Fellow ‘23-‘24

Waleska Solórzano is a Ph.D. student of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Romance Studies. Waleska primarily researches aesthetic manifestations of the Venezuelan diaspora, or what she terms the Venespora, vis-à-vis queer artistic practices.

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Suyoung Son is a literary and cultural historian of early modern China (1500-1900). Her research focuses on the narrative tradition and social practice of writing and reading in the historical conditions of print culture, commercialization, and urbanization.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies
Meejeong Song has experience teaching all levels of Korean at Cornell. Her research interests include Second Language Acquisition, web-based teaching material development, interactive student group project development, and technology-aided teaching methodology.
Associate Professor, Literatures in English

Derrick Spires is an associate professor of literatures in English and affiliate faculty in American, visual, and media studies. He specializes in early African American and American print culture, citizenship studies, and African American intellectual history.…

Professor, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Kathryn Stam is a professor of anthropology at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. She serves as the coordinator of the online master’s program in information design and technology, and she teaches undergraduate anthropology.

Associate Professor of Playwriting, Department of Theatre Studies, Ithaca College

Saviana Stanescu is a Romanian-born poet and writer, and an award-winning playwright and ARTivist based in NY. She is the winner of New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Script, Samuel French OOB Festival, Best Romanian Play of the Year UNITER Award, and…

Professor and Department Chair, Natural Resources and the Environment

As a faculty member in resource policy and management, Richard Stedman’s teaching, outreach, and research focus on the interaction between social and ecological systems.

Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering

Tammo Steenhuis’s research is carried out over a trillion-fold scale range, from the transport of micro particles in soil pores to the effect of human interventions in the landscape on transport of water and sediment in large river basins.  He is also…

Faculty Associate in Research

Emiko Stock is a visual and historical anthropologist. Working with Chams (Cambodian Muslims) and Sayyids (descendants of the Prophet Muhammad), she traces passages between Sunnism and Shi’ism and Cambodia and Iran as a practice of history refracted in still and…

Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, Oxfam America
Patricia Stottlemyer is a human rights lawyer specializing in advocating for the U.S. to uphold its human rights obligations. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Professor, History and Classics
Associate professor of History

Peidong Sun is a social and cultural historian of the post-1949 period in China.

Academic Program Coordinator
Linnea Sunti provides administrative support and programmatic coordination for the Einaudi Center's academic programming activities.
Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Misako Suzuki is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Director, Comparative Muslim Societies Program

Eric Tagliacozzo is the John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the director of the Einaudi Center's Comparative Muslim Societies Program and a core faculty member of the Southeast Asia Program and South Asia Program.

Emeritus Maxwell Upson Professor of Government and Adjunct Professor, Cornell Law School

Department of Government, College of Arts and Sciences.

Professor, Asian Studies

Keith Taylor became interested in Vietnam as a result of his U.S. Army service in the Vietnam War. He earned his PhD in 1976 at the University of Michigan. He subsequently taught in Japan and Singapore for several years before returning to the United States in 1987…

LACS Graduate Fellow ‘22-‘23

Charlie Tebbutt is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. He studies how rural communities shape and respond to the Colombian Amazon's changing natural environment.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Felicia Qiuyun Teng teaches intermediate and advanced Chinese language and literature. She previously served as an editor at Beijing Publishing House and as a journalist and editor for Beijing Publishing House's University Students magazine.

Professor, Policy Analysis and Management
Sharon Tennyson is the director of public affairs graduate studies and coordinator of Einaudi's Disasters research team.
Senior Lecturer, Spanish Language

Brisa Teutli's areas of interest include web-enhanced and computer-assisted instruction, material development, teaching methods, learning strategies, language lab operation, teacher training, and study abroad.

Professor, Law
Chantal Thomas directs the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa at Cornell Law School. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Visitng Scholar

Sarah Thompson is a Ph.D. Candidate in political science at Stanford University. Her research leverages causal inference methods in the study of traditional governance and the political agency of women, with active projects in Pakistan, India, and Mexico.

Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Mariah Thompson is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Africana Studies at Cornell University. Her research is at the intersection of legal and extralegal means for the social policing and control of black people in America through what she articulates as…

Graduate Student

Anna is a PhD student in Applied Economics and Management. Her primary research interest lies in looking into issues related to development and social mobility. She is interested in policy-oriented research that could aide in bridging the inequality gap.

Senior Extension Associate and Assistant Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Keith Tidball conducts integrated research, extension, and outreach activities in the area of ecological dimensions of human security. Tidball's work is focused on the interactions between humans and the rest of nature in the aftermath of disturbances such as…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024

Committee Chair/Advisor: Imane Terhmina

Discipline: Romance Studies

Primary Language: French…

Graduate Student

Praveen is a PhD student at the Department of Comparative Literature. His work focuses on modern South Asian literary and intellectual history (with an emphasis on 20th century Sri Lanka), psychoanalytic theory, Buddhist modernist thought, and postcolonial studies…

Professor, Historic Preservation Planning

Geographic Research Area: Asia, the Middle East, and Central and South America

Teaching/Research Interests: Relationships between museums and the public, and preservation, planning, and religion 

Professor, Le Moyne College

Tooker, Deborah E., (Ph.D.

LACS Graduate Fellow '19-'23

Rafael Torralvo is a violinist and musicologist whose academic research focuses on the intersection between music, literature, and politics to analyze the construction of national identity in Brazil during the military dictatorship (1964-1985).

Senior Lecturer, Vietnamese

Thuy Tranviet has been teaching Vietnamese in the Department of Asian Studies since 2000. She teaches Vietnamese at all levels, including advanced courses in newspaper reading and Vietnamese contemporary literature.

Associate Professor, History

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan

Teaching/Research Interests: British Empire, legacy of Indo-Persian politics in colonial era, history of political and economic ideas, and the history of global…

Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities

Enzo Traverso is a historian of modern and contemporary Europe. His research focuses on the intellectual history and the political ideas of the twentieth century.

Professor, Public and Ecosystem Health

Alexander Travis is director of ithe Master of Public Health program in the College of Veterinary Medicine. His research explores a diverse set of subjects related to one health: interdisciplinary work that links the functions and well-being of people, animals, and…

Assistant Professor, Romance Studies

Irina Troconis’s areas of specialization include: Memory Studies, Venezuelan Studies, Politics and Performance, Affect Theory, and Digital Humanities.

John and Dyan Smith Professor of Management and Family Business

Margarita Tsoutsoura is an associate professor and Smith Family Business Professor of Finance at the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026

Committee chair/advisor: Kathryn Fiorella & Bruce Lauber

Discipline: Natural Resources, Political Ecology

Associate Director, Global Development

Terry Tucker is a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Global Development. He serves as Co-Director of Graduate Studies for the MPS – Global Development program. His teaching and outreach work focuses on smallholder agriculture, especially farmers'…

Research Professor, Global Development
Hale Ann Tufan is interested in building gender-responsive agricultural research systems through curriculum development. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Administrative Assistant and Funding Coordinator

Sydni Tung is the Administrative Assistant in the East Asia Program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies and Political Science from Mount Holyoke College.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: Spring 2024

Committee Chair/Advisor: Mason Peck

Discipline: Aerospace Engineering

Professor Emeritus, Government and International Agriculture

Geographic Research Area: India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Bhutan

Teaching/Research Interests: development administration, irrigation management, local participation, agroecology, and strategies for…

Graduate Student

Palashi is a PhD student in the Information Sciences department at Cornell. Her research interests are located in technology policy, design and cultures. She works at the intersection of Information Science, Science and Technology Studies, and Anthropology.

Regional Scholar Affiliate

Judith Van Allen is a Regional Scholar Affiliate at the Institute for African Development at Cornell University and a long-time activist-scholar. She received her B.A from Stanford University and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in political…

Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Harold van Es is a Professor of Soil and Water Management with extension, research and teaching duties.

Professor, SUNY-Buffalo State

Vida Vanchan is a professor at SUNY-Buffalo State. She holds a doctorate in international economic and business geographies and a master’s degree in international trade from University at Buffalo.

Assistant Professor, Information Science
Aditya Vashistha's research focuses on creating social computing technologies that empower underserved communities worldwide. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Graduate Fellow 2022-23

Suhail Vawda grew up in Johannesburg, Gauteng province, South Africa. He completed his B.A. in Law (2018) and LL.B. (2020) at the University of Johannesburg and went on to complete an LL.M. in Labor Law (2021) with distinction.

Assistant Professor, Anthropology 

Matthew Velasco is an anthropological bioarchaeologist who studies ancient populations of the Peruvian Andes through the analysis of their skeletal remains.

Assistant Professor, History

Stephen Vider is assistant professor of history and director of the Public History Initiative at Cornell University.

Frederic J. Whiton Professor of Humanities, Performing and Media Arts

Amy Villarejo has published widely in cinema and media studies, with research on feminist and queer media, documentary film, Brazilian cinema, Indian cinema, American television, critical theory, and cultural studies. 

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Sofia A. Villenas is interested in how people teach and learn across home, school and community contexts, and how difference is constituted and made consequential in these endeavors. 

Professor, English

Helena María Viramontes is the author of The Moths and Other Stories and two novels, Under the Feet of Jesus and Their Dogs Came with Them. A recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the John Dos Passos Award for Literature, and…

Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Aleksandar Vladicic is a PhD student of government at Cornell University. His research interests include international and comparative political economy, with a focus on the politics of migration, international labor law, group identity, globalization and…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Sam Tilsen

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: Indonesian…

Director of Collections, Cornell Library

Kizer S.

Director, East Asia Program and Professor, Government

Jeremy Wallace is a professor in the Department of Government. He is the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2022-2025.

Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government

Nicolas van de Walle's primary field is comparative politics. His teaching and research focuses on the political economy of development, with a special focus on Africa, on democratization, and on the politics of economic reform.

Professor Emeritus, Biological and Environmental Engineering

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Sustainable development, particularly the nexus of water and energy

Professor Emeritus, Economics

Henry Wan's research focuses on development under globalization, the economics of East Asia, industrial policy, and welfare economics of international trade. 

Graduate Student, Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Darren Wan is a PhD student in the History Department. His research focuses on the ways South Chinese and South Indian migrant workers articulated claims to citizenship in the early postcolonial states of Burma and Malaya.

Degree Pursued: …

Professor of Human Development, Psychology, and Cognitive Science

Qi Wang is professor of human development, psychology, and cognitive science at Cornell University. She is the past associate director of the Cornell East Asia Program and former department chair of human development.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026

Committee Chair/Advisor: Mara Du

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Chinese, Vietnamese

Visiting Fellow

Zhaohui Wang is an Associate Professor at the School of International Relations and Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Xiamen University. His research lies in the fields of International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Economy and Asia-Pacific Area…

Professor, City and Regional Planning, and Global Development

Mildred Warner is an international expert on restructuring local government services, how to plan for more child- and age-friendly cities, and how to promote environmental sustainability at the local level.

Stephen H. Weiss Junior Fellow

Sara Warner is an associate professor of performing and media arts in the College of Arts and Sciences. The current director of Cornell's LGBT Studies Program, Warner is an affiliate faculty member in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexual Studies Program; Africana…

Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Patricia Wasyliw is assistant dean and senior associate director of international admissions in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Associate Professor

Christopher Way is an associate professor of government. He is a member of the peace studies minor faculty in the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Indonesia is a major focus of Andrew Weintraub's research, particularly the musical, narrative, and theatrical practices of Sundanese people in West Java.

Michael J. Zak Chair of China and Asia-Pacific Studies, Government

Jessica Chen Weiss is the author of Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Professor, Linguistics

Geographic Research Area: South Asia

Teaching/Research Interests: Indo-European linguistics, especially the historical phonology and morphology of Greek, Latin and the Sabellic languages

Professor, SUNY-Albany

Meredith Weiss's research is in the field of comparative politics, focusing on Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Welker's research centers on the ethical relationship between business and society. Her first project was an ethnographic study of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) industry that creates and installs voluntary social and environmental codes of conduct and…

Office Manager
Indira White serves as receptionist and all-around office support for the Einaudi Center. She holds a B.S. in speech-language pathology and audiology from Ithaca College.
Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Ava is recent graduate of John Hopkins University SAIS, where she received an MA in international economics and Southeast Asian studies. She has traveled all over Myanmar, having interned at the United States embassy in Yangon. In her free time, she loves to ride…

Associate Professor, SUNY-Cortland

Future teachers often travel in Orvil White’s science methods class. Some go back in time to their elementary school days and some head to Thailand, both studying forces of motion through roller coaster models and properties of water through optical illusions.…

Professor, Linguistics

Whitman's main interest is the problem of language variation: its limits (how much specific subsystems can vary across languages) and predictors (what typological features co-occur systematically).

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: Sarah Besky

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Konyak, Nagamese…

Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Roderick Wijunamai is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. His research interests include agrarian change, climate change, customary law, and food systems.

Professor, Anthropology

Andrew C. Willford is a professor of anthropology and Asian studies at Cornell University.

Faculty Director, Migration Studies Minor

Lindy Williams is a professor in the Department of Global Development. She is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's migration studies minor.

Senior Lecturer, Romance Studies

Kora E. Bättig von Wittelsbach is director of the Cornell-in-Turin Summer Program in modern European politics and the recipient of the Carpenter Award for Distinguished Advising and Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Associate Professor

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Environment, sustainable livelihoods, forest governance

Professor Emeritus, Linguistics and Asian Studies

Research Interests: Historical linguistics, lexicography, Austronesian linguistics

Assistant Professor, SC Johnson College of Business

Sarah Wolfolds is the Andrew M. Paul Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow and assistant professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Wolfolds's research examines the interaction between for-profit and nonprofit organizations in industries…

Vice Provost for International Affairs

Wendy Wolford is Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Her research includes work on international development, land use and distribution, social mobilization, agrarian societies, and critical…

Professor Emerita, Architecture

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Modern and contemporary urbanism and architecture and comparative modernities in the global south and global north

Visiting Scholar

Shan Xiang is an associate professor of Yuelu Academy at Hunan University. Her research interests is the history of Mongol-Yuan Period(1206—1368)of China.

Professor, Asian Studies

Ding Xiang Warner's research interests include Chinese literature and literary thought from Han dynasty through the early Song, early and medieval Chinese intellectual history, and the study of textual production and text culture in premodern China.

Adjunct Associate Professor, Government

XU Xin is the program manager for the China and Asia-Pacific Studies program (CAPS). His research and teaching focus on Chinese foreign policy and East Asian international relations.

Migrations Faculty Fellow

Stephen Yale-Loehr coleads the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.

Assistant Professor

Duanyi Yang joined the faculty of the ILR School’s Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History after completing her Ph.D. at MIT Sloan School of Management. Her research investigates how organizational policies operate within different institutional contexts.…

Program Manager

Alice Yeh is the Program Manager for the East Asia program. She received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley, in Classics and Anthropology and her MA and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago.

Assistant Professor

Ivanna Sang Een Yi is a scholar of Korean literature, culture, and performance. Her research focuses on the performative dimensions of living oral traditions as they interact with written literature and the environment from the late Chosŏn period to the present.…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026

Committee Chair/Advisor: Allen Carlson

Discipline: Government

Research Countries: General Southeast…

Program Manager

Patricia Young is the Program Manager for the Institute for European Studies. She has a doctorate in Political Science from Rutgers University and a master's in Economics from the University of Victoria, Canada.

Retired Associate Director, Food and Nutrition Policy Program

Stephen Younger is currently a scholar in residence at Ithaca College's Department of Economics.

Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Professor in Chinese Law

Xingzhong Yu's academic interests include Chinese law and legal history, social theory, comparative legal philosophy, constitutional law, and cultural studies of law.

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Kelly Zamudio is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and faculty curator of Herpetology at the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates. Her research interests lie in the fields of population biology, population genetics, systematics, and…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Keith Weller Taylor

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Vietnamese…

Assistant Professor, Applied Economics and Policy

Wendong Zhang’s research focuses on agricultural and environmental economics, Chinese agriculture, agricultural trade, water conservation, and farmland markets. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee Chair/Advisor: Kaushik Basu

Discipline: Economics

Primary Language: Indonesian…

Curator Wason East Asian Collection

Liren Zheng is the curator of the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia at the Cornell University Library. Previously he was the curator of the Dr. Shao You-Bao Overseas Chinese Research and Documentation Center, Ohio University Library.

Visiting Scholar

Shuai Zhou is an associate professor at the School of International Economics and International Relations, Liaoning University in Shenyang, China. He is also the deputy secretary general of Liaoning Society of World Economy. He has received his PhD, MA, and BA…

Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Chencong Zhu is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. His research broadly addresses the entanglement of developmentalism and militarization, with a geographic focus on the postwar China-Taiwan border.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: Burmese, Tibetan, Chinese

Research Countries: …

Assistant Professor, Global Development

John Zinda studies social and environmental change, primarily in rural China.

Assistant Professor, Architecture

Sasa Zivkovic directs Cornell AAP's Robotic Construction Laboratory, an interdisciplinary research group investigating robotic based construction technology. He is a coprincipal of HANNAH, an experimental architecture practice based in Ithaca, New York.

Lecturer, Yale University

Eve Zucker’s research focuses on the aftermath of mass violence in Cambodia through the lenses of social memory, morality, the imagination, trust and everyday practices.

Student Assistant for European Studies

Adnan is a third-year government major who provides overall administrative support for the Institute for European Studies.