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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.

Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Professor, Africana and Romance Studies
Professor, Entomology
Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)
Visiting Graduate Scholar (and Quechua Instructor in Romance Studies)

Janeth Arias, will be the Quechua Language instructor at Cornell for AY ’22-’23, she is from Bolivia.

Professor

I focus on the history of the 19th-century United States, and in particular on the history of the enslavement of African Americans in the South.  The expansion of slavery in the United States between the writing of the Constitution in 1787 and the outbreak of the…

Professor, Cornell Law School
Director, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program

Ernesto Bassi is an associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research interests coalesce around two significant questions: How do people develop geographic and cultural…

Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor

Carole Boyce-Davies is Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters and Professor of  Africana Studies and Literatures in English.

Associate Professor, English
Associate Professor, History
Senior Lecturer, SC Johnson College of Business

Lourdes Casanova is the Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director of the Emerging Markets Institute.

Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies

Debra Castillo is Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies, professor of comparative literature, and former director of the Einaudi Center's Latin American Studies Program.

Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor

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
Senior Lecturer, Labor Relations, Law, and History
Professor Emeritus, International and Comparative Labor
Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School
Professor, History

Raymond Craib's research and teaching interests revolve around the intersections of space, politics, and everyday practice.

Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences
Professor, Psychology and Neurobiology
Assistant Professor, Latina/o Studies 
Director, Cornell Farmworkers Program

Mary Jo Dudley is a faculty member in the Department of Development Sociology.

Assistant Professor

Tao DuFour's work investigates questions of embodied spatial experience, intersubjective and intergenerational understandings of architecture, landscape, and territory, and the ways in which these both constitute and are embedded in the historicity of environments…

Professor Emeritus, Soil and Crop Sciences
Professor Emeritus, Africana Studies and Research Center 
Professor, Natural Resources
Professor Emerita, Anthropology 
Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies 
Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Global Development

Julie Ficarra is an associate professor of the practice in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University.

John P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor

Gary Fields is the John P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor and professor of economics at Cornell University. He is the 2014 winner of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, the top worldwide award in the field.

Assistant Professor, Nutrition
LACS Visiting Scholar 2018-22

David Flaten is a LACS visiting scholar and History Professor at Tompkins Cortland Community College, and 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 
LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Matías G. Flores is an MS/PhD student in the Department of Global Development. He is from Santiago, Chile. His research focuses on Higher Education and Development, particularly in Public Engagement and University Extension in Latin America.

Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs

Gustavo Flores-Macías is an associate professor of government. 

Associate Professor of Practice

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…

Professor

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…

Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology 
Senior Research Associate, Plant Biology
Professor, American Studies
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology
Professor Emeritus, City and Regional Planning
Robert G. Tobin Professor of Food Marketing
Associate Professor, Development Sociology

Angela Gonzales is a 2014 Engaged Faculty Fellow, and associate professor in the Department of Development Sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

LACS Graduate Fellow ‘22-‘23

Geneva is a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in the Animal Science department. Her focus is dairy nutrition and managing metabolic diseases in pasture systems, particularly in Colombia.

Professor, Global Development
Professor Emeritus, Maternal and Child Nutrition
Professor, Anthropology
Adjunct Professor and Associate Director, IP-CALS academic program

Peter Hobbs is a crop scientist and agronomist, with a research, teaching, and extension focus on rice and wheat systems and conservation agriculture and rural development.

Geographic Research Area: South Asia, Latin America, and Africa…

LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Emily is a Ph.D. student in the Government Department. Her research focuses on social movements and gender, with a particular interest in framing and intergenerational activist cooperation in Argentina.

Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Professor, Natural Resource Policy and Management
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.

Professor, Natural Resources
Senior Lecturer, Romance Studies 
Professor, Applied Economics and Management 
Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences
Professor Emeritus, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Full Professor, Music
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.

Assistant Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History
Administrative Assistant
Associate Professor

Natalie Melas' interests range across Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean literature and thought, modern Greek, modern French and modern English poetry, comparison, modernism and colonialism, modern reconfigurations of antiquity, Homer, Césaire, Cavafy,…

Professor Emeritus, Horticulture
Visiting Critic
Nicaraguan political cartoonist Pedro X. Molina is an Artist Protection Fund fellow and visiting critic in the Einaudi Center’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS).
Retired Professor, Horticulture
Associate Professor, Anthropology and Asian American Studies

Geographic Research Area: Trinidad and the Asian Diaspora in the Americas

Teaching/Research Interests: Ethnicity and nationalism, the politics of exclusion, and nation-building

Associate Professor Department of Anthropology
Professor, Integrative Plant Science
My interests and objectives pertain to plant pathology, plant breeding and international agriculture. I serve as Scientific Director for The McKnight Foundation's Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP), a competitive grants program that funds agricultural research…
Lecturer

Denise M. Osborne is a lecturer in Portuguese in the Department of Romance Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), and her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College Columbia…

Professor, Spanish Literature
Postsecondary Outreach Coordinator
Professor Emerita, Animal Science
Visiting Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Applied Economics and Management
Professor, Global Development
Program Manager
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.

Associate Professor, Musicology
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Visiting Scholar ‘21-‘23

Annette is an Associate Professor at Ithaca College where she teaches courses on Latin American literature, theatre, and translation.

Professor, Maternal and Child Nutrition
Senior Lecturer, Spanish Language
Professor

Kenneth M. Roberts is the Richard J. Schwartz Professor in Cornell's Department of Government.

Garvin Professor of Ornithology

Amanda Rodewald is senior director of conservation science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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…

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 and Latino Studies
Assistant Professor

I am 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.

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, 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…

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, 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.

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).

Assistant Professor, Latin American Studies and Romance Studies 
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.

Assistant Professor, Anthropology 
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…

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.

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…

Retired Associate Director, Food and Nutrition Policy Program

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

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…