Faculty Database

The Einaudi Center’s Faculty Database tracks Cornell faculty whose research or teaching interests engages with global issues. Information included in the database comes from faculty, departmental and personal websites, as well as the Cornell Graduate School Fields of Study Database.

Our database enables users to search by field of study (e.g. Aerospace Engineering, Animal Science, Anthropology, etc.), research or teaching specialization (e.g. thermal sciences, animal nutrition, biological anthropology), language, region of the world, country, or faculty name.

To add, remove, or modify information in the database, please send an email to faculty@einaudi.cornell.edu.


Kuruvilla, Sarosh

School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Professor, Industrial and Labor Relations (sck4@cornell.edu)
https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/sarosh-kuruvilla

Regions: Europe, South-East Asia
Countries: Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Swedish
    (Working Professional)
  • Malayalam
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Tamil
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Hindi
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Danish
    (Full Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Global Development
    collective bargaining; labor law; labor history; Asian industrial relations transformations
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
    collective bargaining; labor law; labor history; international and comparative labor, dispute resolution
  • Public Affairs
    human rights and social justice; international development
  • Asian Studies
    South Asia; economic development and industrial relations


Kyle, Steven

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Associate Professor, Applied Economics & Management (sck5@cornell.edu)
https://dyson.cornell.edu/people/steven-kyle

Regions: Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Central Asia
Countries: Portuguese-speaking African countries, Eastern European Countries, United States of America
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Portuguese
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Russian
    (Elementary)
  • French
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Latin American Studies
    development economics
  • Global Development
    economics of development; resource economics in developing countries
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development
    economics of development; resource/environmental economics
  • International Agriculture and Rural Development
    finance and fiscal policy; international development policy
  • Public Affairs


LaBennett, Oneka

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Africana Studies & Research Center (ol43@cornell.edu)
http://africana.cornell.edu/oneka-labennett

Regions: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
Countries: African-America, Caribbean Islands
Research Specializations:

  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    Race and gender, migration, transnationalism and globalization, youth culture and consumption, urban anthropology, the anthropology of space and place; African Diaspora, Caribbean and U.S.
  • Anthropology
    Race and gender, migration, transnationalism and globalization, youth culture and consumption,urban anthropology, the anthropology of space and place; African Diaspora, Caribbean and U.S.
  • Africana Studies


Langwick, Stacey

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Anthropology (sal54@cornell.edu)
http://anthropology.cornell.edu/stacey-langwick

Regions: Africa
Countries: Tanzania
Research Specializations:

  • Africana Studies
    anthropology of medicine, healing and the body; post-colonial science studies; African ethnography; ontological politics; culture and feminist theory; Tanzania; anthropology of knowledge/materiality
  • Anthropology
    anthropology of medicine; healing and the body; postcolonial science studies; African ethnography; anthropology of knowledge; politics of materiality; culture and feminist theory
  • Science and Technology Studies
    medical anthropology; post-colonial science studies; politics of knowledge and materiality; anthropology of the body


Larson, Naomi Nakada

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies (nn17@cornell.edu)
http://asianstudies.cornell.edu/naomi-nakada-larson

Regions: East Asia
Countries: Japan
Languages:

  • Japanese
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Asian Studies
    Japanese Language


Lasansky, D. Medina

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Associate Professor, Architecture (dml34@cornell.edu)
https://aap.cornell.edu/people/d-medina-lasansky

Regions: Europe
Countries: Italy, Spain
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Italian
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Full Professional)
  • German
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Romance Studies
    Italian literature
  • History of Art, Archaeology, and Visual Studies
    Northern Mediterranean architecture and urbanism; nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture; relationship between between popular culture and architecture
  • Architecture
    Northern Mediterranean architecture and urbanism; nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture; relationship between popular culture and architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
    the convergence of politics, economics, and popular culture as related to the built environment


Lasser, Mitchel

Cornell Law School
Professor, Jack G. Clarke of Law, Law (ml355@cornell.edu)
http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/faculty/bio_mitchel_lasser.cfm

Regions: Europe
Countries: European Union Countries
Languages:

  • French
    (Full Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Law
    Comparative Law; Law of the European Union; Comparative Constitutional Law


Lassoie, James P.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Natural Resources (jpl4@cornell.edu)
https://dnr.cals.cornell.edu/people/james-lassoie

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, East Asia, South Asia
Countries: Bhutan, China, Ecuador, Nepal
Research Specializations:

  • Conservation and Sustainable Development
    agroforestry; community based forestry management
  • International Agriculture and Rural Development
    agroforestry; conservation and sustainable development; community based natural resource management
  • Natural Resources
    ecoagriculture; forest ecology and management; environmental conservation and sustainable development; international studies
  • Global Development
    natural resources; development policy


Law, Jane Marie

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Asian Studies (jml16@cornell.edu)
http://religious-studies.cornell.edu/jane-marie-law

Regions: East Asia
Countries: Japan
Research Specializations:

  • Asian Literature, Religion and Culture
    Japanese religions
  • Asian Studies
    Japanese religions
  • Asian Religions
    Japanese religions; Japanese Buddhism; popular religious practice and performing arts; ritual studies; religion and human rights


Lawless, Cecelia

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Romance Studies (cbl6@cornell.edu)
http://romancestudies.cornell.edu/

Regions: Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean
Countries: Spain
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Romance Studies
    Spanish Languages and literature


Lazzaro, Brian

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Associte Professor, Entomology (bl89@cornell.edu)
https://entomology.cals.cornell.edu/people/brian-lazzaro

Regions: Global
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    evolutionary genetic of post-pathogen interactions in insects
  • Entomology
    insect population genetics; insect immune defenses; molecular evolution; insect pathology
  • Comparative Biomedical Sciences
    Our work is focused on the evolutionary genetics of insect-pathogen interactions. Our projects include population genomic and molecular evolutionary analysis of insect immune systems and quantitative genetic study of differences in immune performance amo
  • Genetics, Genomics and Development
    population genetics; molecular evolution; insect immunity


Lazzaro, Claudia

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies (cl47@cornell.edu)
http://arthistory.cornell.edu/claudia-lazzaro

Regions: Europe
Countries: Italy
Languages:

  • Italian
    (Working Professional)
  • French
    (Working Professional)
  • German
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • History of Art, Archaeology, and Visual Studies
    Italian Renaissance art, prints, and gardens gender and cultural identity
  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    Renaissance art history
  • Landscape Architecture
    art history; Italian Renaissance gardens


Lebano, Adele

College of Arts and Sciences
Lecturer Visiting, Romance Studies (al953@cornell.edu)

Regions: Europe
Countries: Italy
Languages:

  • Italian
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Spanish
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Romance Studies
    Political Theory and Social Sciences


Lee, David R.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Applied Economics & Management (drl5@cornell.edu)
https://dyson.cornell.edu/people/david-lee

Regions: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, West Asia
Countries: Middle Eastern Countries
Research Specializations:

  • Latin American Studies
    agricultural policy; international trade; agricultural price policy; the interactions beween international trade and economic development; research and technology effects in agriculture; policy impacts on resource use and management
  • Public Affairs
    low-temperature physics
  • Global Development
    public policy analysis; applied econometrics and quantitative analysis
  • Physics
    public policy analysis; applied econometrics and quantitative analysis; marketing and food distribution
  • Natural Resources
  • Applied Economics and Management


Lee, Ji-Hye

College of Arts and Sciences
Lecturer, Asian Studies (jihyelee1025@gmail.com)
http://asianstudies.cornell.edu/ji-hye-lee

Regions: East Asia
Research Specializations:

  • Asian Studies


Lehmann, Christopher Johannes

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Crop & Soil Sciences (cl273@cornell.edu)
https://scs.cals.cornell.edu/people/johannes-lehmann

Regions: Africa
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • German
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Limited Working)
  • Spanish
    (Elementary)
  • Portuguese
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Global Development
    soil fertility and nutrient management; ecosystems ranges from agriculture; agroforestry to forest successions
  • Soil and Crop Sciences
    soil fertility management; soil biogeochemistry


Leiponen, Aija

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Associate Professor, Applied Economics & Management (ael24@cornell.edu)
https://dyson.cornell.edu/people/aija-leiponen

Regions: Europe
Countries: Finland, United Kingdom
Languages:

  • Finnish
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Swedish
    (Working Professional)
  • French
    (Working Professional)
  • Spanish
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • Applied Economics and Management
    economics of technology and innovation; organizational economics


Lepage, G Peter

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Physics (g.p.lepage@cornell.edu)
http://physics.cornell.edu/peter-lepage

Regions: Global
Research Specializations:

  • Computational Science and Engineering
    quantum field theory; renormalization techniques and effective field theory with applications in particle physics; condensed matter physics; nuclear physics; numerical quantum theory and lattice QCD; Standard Model Physics; heavy-quark physics; high preci
  • Physics
    theory of elementary particles; quantum-field theory


Lesser, William

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Applied Economics & Management (whl1@cornell.edu)
https://dyson.cornell.edu/people/william-lesser

Regions: Europe, Northern America
Countries: United States of America
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Global Development
    technology transfer; impacts of biotechnology on agricultural patents; property rights
  • Applied Economics and Management
    technology transfer; intellectual property rights; marketing and food distribution; public policy analysis


Leuenberger, Christine

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Science & Technology Studies (cal22@cornell.edu)
http://sts.cornell.edu/christine-leuenberger

Regions: Africa, Europe, West Asia
Countries: Eastern European countries, Middle Eastearn Countries
Research Specializations:

  • Science and Technology Studies
    classical and contemporary sociological theory; sociology of knowledge; sociology of culture; medical sociology; interaction sociology; gender studies; science studies; social studies of the human; and behavioral sciences

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