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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.

Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of German Studies

Leslie Adelson’s teaching and research concentrate on German literature from 1945 to the present and additionally reflect interdisciplinary as well as transnational approaches to culture and history.

Director, Institute for European Studies

Esra Akcan is the Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory in the Department of Architecture and the Director of the Insitute for European Studies.

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Annetta Alexandridis' research interests include Roman sculpture, Greek myth and iconography, archaeology and its media (photography, plaster casts), gender studies, animal studies. 

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Benjamin Anderson studies the visual and material cultures of the eastern Mediterranean and adjacent landmasses, with a particular focus on late antique and Byzantine art and architecture. His first book, Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art,…

Senior Lecturer, Performing and Media Arts

Panagiotis Angelopoulos is a senior lecturer in the Department of Performing and Media Arts. Read about his work with theater and film students.…

Senior Lecturer, Polish Language

Ewa Bachminska teaches all levels of Polish and two film courses: East European Film and Animals in Global Cinema. Her current research focuses on the most threatened mammalian species in Poland: their conservation, welfare, and their place in education, culture,…

Professor, Sociology

Mabel Berezin is a comparative sociologist whose work explores the intersection of political institutions and cultural meanings with an emphasis on challenges to democratic cohesion and solidarity in Europe and the United States.

Design and Production Assistant

May Lee contributes outstanding design expertise to the development of promotional materials for IES. She is pursuing a Master of Architecture degree and holds a B.S. in Architecture from McGill University.

Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies Emerita

Valerie Bunce's research focuses on democratization (the rise, design, sustainability, and collapse of democratic systems); authoritarianism (transitions to and from dictatorship, political leadership, and institutions); U.S.

Assistant Professor, Government

Alexandre Cirone's research interests center on historical political economy, democratization, and party systems in new democracies and multilevel governance in European politics.

Design and Production Assistant

Alp contributes outstanding design expertise to the development of promotional materials, video production, and social media account management for IES. In addition to minoring in European studies, he is an Architecture major (B.Arch '21) also minoring in Migration…

President White Professor of History and Political Science

Matthew Evangelista teaches courses in international and comparative politics. His current teaching and research interests focus on the relationship between gender, nationalism, and war; ethical and legal issues in international affairs (particularly, just war…

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.

Administrative Assistant
Jason Ford provides comprehensive administrative support for IES. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Texas Christian University as well as a Master of Arts in European and Mediterranean Studies from New York University.
Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Maria Goula is an associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her research focuses on coastal tourism, especially coastal dynamics and the interpretation and reinvention of leisure patterns.

European Studies Minor Student Ambassador

Natalia Gulick provides strategic leadership for the European Studies Minor and administrative support for IES.

Program Manager

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

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.

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…

European Studies Librarian

Sarah How is European studies librarian at Cornell University Library.

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…

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.

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…

Senior Lecturer, Comparative Literature

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

Student Assistant for European Studies

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

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.

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.

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.

Assistant Professor, History

Nicholas Mulder works on European and international history from 1870 to the present. His research focuses on political, economic, and intellectual history, with particular attention to the era of the world wars between 1914 and 1945.

Professor, Policy Analysis and Management

Kelly Musick's research focuses on family change and social inequality in the contemporary United States and other industrialized countries. It has been funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Russell Sage…

Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies

Banu Ozer Griffin's academic interests include teaching Turkish as a second language, curriculum design and development, and the language learning process through intercultural competence. She is an advisor for Cornell's Turkish Student Association and Translator–…

Professor, Spanish and Medieval Studies

Simone Pinet's teaching and research focus on medieval and early modern Spanish literatures and cultures, from the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries, especially in relation to spatiality, economics, poetics, and translation.

Assistant Professor, Government

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

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.
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.

Associate Professor, German Studies

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

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.  

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.

Director of Collections, Cornell Library

Kizer S.

Professor, City and Regional Planning

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.

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.

Faculty Director, International Relations Minor

Christopher Way is an associate professor of government. He is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's international relations minor and peace studies minor faculty in the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

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.

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.