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Core Faculty

Binenkorb Director, South Asia Program

Iftikhar Dadi is a professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies.

Geographic Research Area: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Middle East

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Trained in classical Islamic studies and the history of Islam in Indonesia - in Italy (University of Rome) and London (SOAS) respectively, Chiara Formichi has held positions in Singapore (post-doctoral fellow at the Asia Research Institute), Leiden (research fellow at the KITLV), and at the City

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature

Gail Holst-Warhaft is an adjunct professor in the Departments of Classics, Comparative Literature, and Near Eastern Studies. Her research interests include translation, modern Greek literature and music, Greek literature from antiquity to the present, water, and culture.

Associate Professor, Africana Studies
CO+POS Director and Associate Professor, History

Mostafa Minawi studies different forms of imperialism in the Middle East and Northeast Africa at the turn of the 20th century. He is the director of Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies (CO+POS) at the Einaudi Center.

Professor, Near Eastern Studies

David Powers is a Professor of Near Eastern Studies. 

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.