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.


Van Nouhuys, Saskya

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Visiting Associate Professor, Entomology (sdv2@cornell.edu)
http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/sdv2/www/

Regions: Europe
Countries: Finland
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Entomology
    Insect Community and Metapopulation Ecology; Behavioral Ecology; Spatial Ecology; Parasitoid Biology; Population Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Multitrophic Level Interactions, Host-Parasitoid Interactions


Van Oyen, Astrid

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Classics (av475@cornell.edu)
http://classics.cornell.edu/astrid-van-oyen

Regions: Europe
Countries: France; Spain; Italy; Britain; Belgium
Languages:

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

Research Specializations:

  • Archeology; Classics
    Roman Archaeology, Technology and Production, Empire and Imperialism, Ancient Economy, Innovation, Material Culture Studies, Materiality


Vaughn, Stephanie

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, English (sv19@cornell.edu)
http://english.cornell.edu/stephanie-vaughn

Regions: Europe
Countries: Italy
Research Specializations:

  • English Language and Literature
    creative writing


Velasco, Matthew

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Anthropology (mcv47@cornell.edu)
http://anthropology.cornell.edu/matthew-velasco

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
Countries: Peru
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Anthropology/ Archaeology
    Bioarchaeology; Andean archaeology; mortuary practice; stable isotope analysis; paleopathology; taphonomy; cranial modification; ethnogenesis


Velez, Hector

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor Adjunct, Sociology (hv13@cornell.edu)
http://sociology.cornell.edu/h%C3%A9ctor-v%C3%A9lez

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
Research Specializations:

  • Sociology
    Hispanic Americans


Verhoeven, Claudia

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, History (cv89@cornell.edu)
http://history.cornell.edu/claudia-verhoeven

Regions: Europe
Countries: Russia, Germany
Languages:

  • Dutch
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • German
    (Full Professional)
  • Russian
    (Full Professional)
  • French
    (Working Professional)
  • Italian
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • History
    modern Russia and Europe; cultural history; political violence


Villarejo, Amy

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Performing and Media Arts (av45@cornell.edu)
http://pma.cornell.edu/amy-villarejo

Research Specializations:

  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    feminist and queer film/video; "Third Cinema"; postcolonial film/video; Marxism/cultural studies
  • Theatre Arts
    feminist and queer film/video; "Third Cinema"; postcolonial film/video; Marxism; cultural studies
  • Comparative Literature
    feminist and queer film/video; television; postcolonial film/video; Marxism; cultural studies
  • Latin American Studies
    film and popular culture studies; Latin American documentary film
  • English Language and Literature
    film history and theory; cultural studies; popular culture and media; gender and sexuality
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
    film/video; LBG visual culture; postwar U.S./British lesbian film/video
  • Film and Video Studies
    postwar American and British film and television; queer theory; postcolonial film and video


Villenas, Sofia

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Anthropology (sav33@cornell.edu)
http://anthropology.cornell.edu/sofia-villenas

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Latina/o Studies
    Anthropology of education, critical race studies, educational equity and social movement, multiculturalism, Women of Color feminist thought, Latina mothers, narrative, Latina/o diaspora communities; United States.
  • Education
    anthropology of education; Latino schooling and family education; race/ethnicity in education; Latina/Chicana feminist studies and education
  • Anthropology
    anthropology of education; multiculturalism; critical race studies; language; school equity; community; ethnic studies; feminist cultural studies


Viramontes, Helena Maria

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, English (hmv2@cornell.edu)
http://english.cornell.edu/helena-mar%C3%ADa-viramontes

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
Research Specializations:

  • English Language and Literature
    creative writing


Volman, Thomas

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Anthropology (tpv1@cornell.edu)
http://anthropology.cornell.edu/thomas-peter-volman

Regions: Africa
Countries: South Africa
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Anthropology; Archeology
    Stone-Age Archaeology; Quantitative Methods; the Old World, especially southern Africa


Von Eschen, Penny

College of Arts and Sciences
L. Sanford and Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities, History (pmv45@cornell.edu)
http://history.cornell.edu/penny-m-von-eschen

Regions: Africa
Research Specializations:

  • 20th century U.S. Cultural and Foreign Relations; Transnational and Global Methodologies; Race, Gender, and Empire; Global Circulation of African Diasporic Culture and Anti-Colonialism


Waite, Geoffrey

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, German Studies (gcw1@cornell.edu)
http://german.cornell.edu/geoffrey-carter-w-waite

Regions: Europe
Countries: Germany, Italy
Languages:

  • German
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Working Professional)
  • Ancient Greek
    (Limited Working)
  • Latin
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Comparative Literature
    eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and philosophy; postmodern art, cinema, and cultural theory
  • Germanic Studies
    European philosophy; visual studies; Marxism; Spinoza; Nietzsche; Heidegger; Althusser; Lacan; Karatani
  • Film and Video Studies
    German cinema; visual culture; Marxist theory


Waldron, Colette

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Romance Studies (cdw1@cornell.edu)
https://romancestudies.cornell.edu/colette-waldron

Regions: Europe
Countries: France
Languages:

  • French
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • German
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Romance Studies
    French language and culture, French through film.


Walter, Michael

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering (mfw2@cornell.edu)
https://bee.cals.cornell.edu/people/michael-walter

Regions: Africa, South Asia
Countries: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, western Africa
Research Specializations:

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
    hydrology; environmental transport; environmental fluid mechanics; watershed process
  • Sustainable Energy
    water resources; conservation farming; erosion; watershed management
  • Global Development
    watershed protection; hydrology; nonpoint source pollution
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development


Walter, Michael Todd

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Associate Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering (mtw5@cornell.edu)
http://www.hydrology.bee.cornell.edu/Toddresume.htm

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
Countries: Chile, Alaska, United States
Research Specializations:

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Ecohydrology, terrestrial biogeochemistry, environmental biophysics, pollutant fate-transport, water-climate change, modeling
  • Natural Resources
    ecohydrology; water resources; pollutant fate-transport; watershed modeling; biogeochemistry
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
    environmental fluid mechanics; contaminant transport; cold-regions hydrology; watershed modeling; environmental biophysics; watershed biogeochemistry; environmental engineering; eco-hydrology
  • Water Resources
    hydrology; echohydrology; transport; watershed modeling


Wan, Henry

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Economics (hyw1@cornell.edu)
https://wan.economics.cornell.edu/

Regions: East Asia
Countries: China
Languages:

  • Chinese
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Urban Studies
    dynamic economic models; international trade; resource economics
  • Regional Science
    economics and game theory
  • Peace Studies and Peace Science
    economics of development; resource economics; environmental economics
  • Applied Economics and Management
    international economics; economic development; economic theory
  • Economics
    public affairs
  • Public Affairs


Wang, Qi

College of Human Ecology
Professor, Human Development (qw23@cornell.edu)
https://www.human.cornell.edu/people/qw23?netid=qw23

Regions: East Asia
Countries: China
Languages:

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

Research Specializations:

  • Human Development
    autobiographical memory and self-concept in children and adults; emotion knowledge; cross-cultural research
  • Demography
    demography
  • Cognitive Science
    human development


Ward, Steven

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Government (smw347@cornell.edu)
http://government.cornell.edu/steven-michael-ward

Regions: Europe, Northern America, East Asia
Countries: USA; UK; France; Germany; Japan
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Spanish
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Government
    Development of voting rights in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France; American political institutions with a close attention to the substance of political conflicts


Warke, Val

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Associate Professor, Architecture (vkw1@cornell.edu)
https://aap.cornell.edu/people/val-k-warke

Research Specializations:

  • Architecture
    architectural design; theory of architecture; urban design
  • Fiber Science and Apparel Design
    architectural design; urban design; design theory; genre theory


Warner, Ding Xiang

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Asian Studies (dxw2@cornell.edu)
http://asianstudies.cornell.edu/ding-xiang-warner

Regions: East Asia
Countries: China
Languages:

  • Chinese
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Japanese
    (Working Professional)
  • French
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Asian Studies
    Chinese literature; Chinese poetry; Chinese translation
  • Asian Literature, Religion and Culture
    Chinese literature; Medieval Chinese poetry; Chinese pedagogy
  • Medieval Studies
    Chinese literatures and literary thought from Han through early Song; medieval Chinese intellectual history; text production and text culture in pre-modern China

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