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The EAP community reaches across the university, with more than 50 affiliated faculty, more than 100 affiliated graduate and undergraduate students, and visiting scholars, postdocs, and staff colleagues from other institutes at Cornell and around the world. 


EAP is staffed by three positions as well as several student workers. 


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Professor Emerita, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature

Brett de Bary holds a joint appointment with the Department of Asian Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell.

Senior Lecturer, Chinese language

Stephanie Divo received her PhD in modern Chinese literature at Cornell University. She has taught Mandarin Chinese in the Department of Asian Studies since 1999.

Assistant Professor, History

Mara Du’s research focuses on the history of modern China (17th century to the present), particularly on law, gender, and state-building.

Senior Visiting Fellow

Pedro Erber is an Associate Professor at the School of International Liberal Arts and the Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies, Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. He is also associate editor of the journal ARTMargins.

Administrative Assistant and Funding Coordinator
John P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor

Gary Fields is the John P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor and professor of economics at Cornell University. He is the 2014 winner of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, the top worldwide award in the field.

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Magnus Fiskesjö's research concerns ethnic relations and political anthropology in China and Southeast Asia.

Associate Professor, International and Comparative Labor

Eli Friedman joined the faculty of the ILR School's department of International and Comparative Labo after completing his PhD in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Arnika Fuhrmann is an interdisciplinary scholar of Southeast Asia, working at the intersections of the region’s aesthetic and political modernities.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Weiqing-Su George is a native speaker of Chinese,  and has native fluency in English, advanced skills in Cantonese, and intermediate skills in Japanese. She is a member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Chinese Language Teachers Association.