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Einaudi Faculty Associates

Adjunct Professor, Law

Daniel Alpert is a member of Einaudi's CRADLE research team.

Faculty Director, International Relations Minor
Oumar Ba's research focuses on international criminal justice and human rights for globally marginalized people. He is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's international relations minor. He is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow.
Professor, Law

Sandra Babcock specializes in international human rights litigation, access to justice, death penalty defense, international gender rights, and the application of international law in U.S. courts. She is the faculty director of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide. 

Associate Professor, Classics

Caitlín Eilís Barrett is an archaeologist who investigates everyday life, religious experience, and cross-cultural interactions in the ancient Mediterranean.

Assistant Professor, Government
Alexandra Blackman's research focuses on the relationship between political regimes and religious institutions. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Associate Professor, History

Derek Chang is an associate professor of history and Asian American studies. He is author of Citizens of a Christian Nation: Evangelical Missions and the Problem of Race in the Nineteenth Century as well as a number of book chapters on the intersection of race and religion.

Professor, Applied Economics and Policy
Nancy H. Chau's research interests fall under three main areas: international trade, regional economics, and economic development, with particular emphasis on the economics of information and uncertainty.
Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Ralph Dean Christy teaches and conducts food marketing research and educational programs on the economic performance of markets and distribution systems.

Assistant Professor, Policy Analysis and Management
Jamein Cunningham is interested in the intersectionality of institutional discrimination, access to social justice, crime and criminal justice, and race and economic inequality. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Director of Horticulture, Cornell Botanic Gardens

Emily Detrick is the director of horticulture for the Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Associate Professor, Department of Public & Ecosystem Health

Kate Dickin conducts formative, implementation, and evaluation research to enhance the effectiveness of programs to improve nutritional status and reduce health inequities in the U.S. and globally. 

Migrations Researcher

Deborah Estrin is part of the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.

Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management Emeritus

Robert H. Frank's research focuses on strategy and business economics, behavioral economics, and entrepreneurship. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. For more than a decade, his Economic View column appeared monthly in the New York Times.

Associate Professor, Law

Maggie Gardner is a scholar of civil procedure and international law. She studies how to improve the efficiency and coordination of litigation involving foreign parties and is also interested in decision making and procedure from the perspective of U.S. district court judges. 

Director, Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy

Richard Geddes researches the funding, financing, permitting, operation, and maintenance of heavy civil and social infrastructure, with a focus on the adoption of new technologies.

Jean McKelvey–Alice Grant Professor

Kati Griffith is a professor in the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History in Cornell's ILR School and an associate member of the Cornell Law faculty. Her research focuses primarily on the intersection of immigration and workplace law and legal issues affecting low-wage workers. 

Tessler Family Professor of Digital and Information Law
James Grimmelmann studies how laws regulating software affects freedom, wealth, and power.
Professor, Africana Studies

Siba N’Zatioula Grovogui's research focuses on international relations theory, political theory, and African thought. Watch his faculty profile on video.

Charles F. Rechlin Professor of Law

Valerie P. Hans conducts empirical studies of law and the courts and is one of the nation's leading authorities on the jury system. She studies the diverse forms of citizen participation in legal decision making in other countries. 

Charles Frank Reavis Sr. Professor of Law and Professor of Economics

George Hay is one of the foremost antitrust authorities in the United States. Professor Hay teaches a variety of law and law-related courses in both the Law School and the College of Arts and Sciences and lectures on antitrust throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

Associate Professor, Microbiology

Ian Hewson is an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is a biological oceanographer working on the impacts of viruses on aquatic biogeochemistry.

Associate Professor, Literatures in English

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of three poetry collections: Far District; House of Lords and Commons; and School of Instructions.

T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs

Ravi Kanbur is well-known for his role in policy analysis and engagement in international development. He has served on the senior staff of the World Bank.

Assistant Professor, Design and Environmental Analysis

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao is an assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology and a field faculty in Information Science. She founded and directs the Hybrid Body Lab, which focuses on the invention of culturally-inspired materials, processes, and tools for crafting technology on the body surface.

Migrations Faculty Fellow

Gunisha Kaur coleads the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.

Professor, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology
Andre Kessler is a chemical ecologist in the College of Arts and Sciences, whose research focuses on the mechanisms, ecological consequences, and the evolution of plant induced responses to herbivore damage.
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.
John L. Wetherill Professor
Sarah Kreps's teaching and research focus on the intersection of international politics, technology, and national security.
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, Law

Ian Kysel is a core faculty member in Cornell Law School's Migration and Human Rights Program and codirects the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic. As a 2020–21 Global Public Voices fellow, he collaborated with Maya Sahli-Fadel (University of Algiers).

Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Labor
Desirée LeClercq's research explores incoherence between international labor law and U.S. trade law and constitutional law. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Assistant Professor, Design and Environmental Analysis
Renata Leitão's research focuses on the empowerment and self-determination of Indigenous and marginalized communities. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Clinical Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, and Clinical Program Director
Beth Lyon’s research focuses on deportation defense, migrant rights, and xenophobic hate speech.
Clinical Professor, Law
Estelle McKee has practiced immigration law for two decades and teaches the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Assistant Research Professor, CIS/Dyson

Aleksandr Michuda is an assistant research professor at the Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society. He studies how machine learning and big data can be used to solve problems in development economics.

Senior Lecturer

Rebecca Morgenstern Brenner is a senior lecturer and teaching faculty at the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy.

Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech
Greg Morrisett is the dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech, a New York City–based campus focused on graduate education that integrates technology, business, law, and design in service of economic impact and societal good.
Assistant Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History
Tejasvi Nagaraja's research and teaching focus on how class, gender, and race evolve within a changing global division of labor and geopolitics. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Assistant Professor of Architecture
Jennifer Newsom coleads the Einaudi Center's inequalities, identities, and justice global research priority.
Associate Professor, Literatures in English
Professor, Cornell Tech

Helen Nissenbaum is a professor at Cornell Tech and Cornell Information Science.

Zubrow Professor of Economics

Ted O'Donoghue is the Zubrow Professor of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Beth and Marc Goldberg Professor of Law

Saule Omarova, Cornell Law School, specializes in the regulation of financial institutions, banking law, international finance, and corporate finance. 

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's research supports the construction of concurrent and distributed systems for high-integrity and mission-critical settings. 

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.
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.

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 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.

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

Department of Government, College of Arts and Sciences.

Professor, Cornell Brooks Public Policy
Sharon Tennyson’s primary research focus is the impact of laws and government regulations on the well-being of consumers in markets. She coordinated Einaudi's disasters research team.
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 natural disasters and war. 

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 the environment.

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.

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.
Assistant Professor, History

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

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 studies; American studies; and visual studies.

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 where they coexist. 

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.