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Esra Akcan

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Professor, Architectural Theory

Esra Akcan is the Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory in the Department of Architecture. Her scholarly work on a geopolitically conscious global history of urbanism and architecture inspires her teaching. She is the author of Architecture in Translation: Germany, Turkey and the Modern House (Duke University Press, 2012); Turkey: Modern Architectures in History (with S. Bozdoğan, Reaktion/University of Chicago Press, 2012); and Open Architecture: Migration, Citizenship and the Urban Renewal of Berlin-Kreuzberg (Birkhäuser-De Gruyter, 2018).

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  • IES Core Faculty
    • Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies
      • IIJ Faculty Steering Committee

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Kenneth Roberts

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Richard J. Schwartz Professor, Government

Kenneth Roberts leads the Einaudi Center's democratic threats and resilience global research priority in academic years 2022–24.

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  • LACS Core Faculty
    • LACS Steering Committee
      • DTR Faculty Steering Committee
        • Einaudi Faculty Leadership

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Abby Cohn

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Professor, Linguistics

Abby Cohn is a professor of linguistics and Southeast Asian studies. Her research interests include the Austronesian languages of Indonesia, with a particular focus on their phonetics, phonology, and morphology.

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Rebecca Slayton

Rebecca Slayton

Associate Professor

Rebecca Slayton is an associate professor of science and technology studies and coleader of Einaudi's Cybersecurity research team. Her research and teaching examine the relationships among risk, governance, and expertise, with a focus on international security and cooperation since World War II. 

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  • PACS Core Faculty
    • PACS Steering Committee
      • PACS Minor Field Instructor
        • Einaudi Faculty Leadership

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Phone: 607-255-8914

Andrea Bachner

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Professor, Comparative Literature

Andrea Bachner is a professor of comparative literature. She was the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2019-22 and a member of the East Asia Program steering committee and the CEAS editorial board. 

Bachner holds an MA from Munich University, Germany, and a PhD from Harvard University. Her research explores comparative intersections between Sinophone, Latin American, and European cultural productions in dialogue with theories of interculturality, sexuality, and mediality.

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  • EAP Core Faculty
    • SEAP Faculty Associate

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Phone: 607-255-6795

Eric Tagliacozzo

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Director, Comparative Muslim Societies Program

Eric Tagliacozzo is the John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the director of the Einaudi Center's Comparative Muslim Societies Program and a core faculty member of the Southeast Asia Program and South Asia Program.

He also serves as co-director of the Migrations initiative

His research centers on the history of people, ideas, and material in motion in and around Southeast Asia, especially in the late colonial age.

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  • CMSP Director
    • SAP Core Faculty
      • SEAP Core Faculty
        • Einaudi Faculty Leadership
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Stephen Vider

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Assistant Professor, History

Stephen Vider is assistant professor of history and director of the Public History Initiative at Cornell University. His research examines the social practices and politics of everyday life in the 20th century United States, with a focus on intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity.

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  • Einaudi Faculty Associate
    • IIJ Faculty Steering Committee

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Derrick Spires

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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. His first book, The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), traces the parallel development of early black print culture and legal and cultural understandings of U.S.

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  • Einaudi Faculty Associate
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