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Faculty Associates

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Benjamin Anderson studies the visual and material cultures of the eastern Mediterranean and adjacent landmasses, with a particular focus on late antique and Byzantine art and architecture. His first book, Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art, addresses the reception of Greco-Roman

Senior Lecturer, Performing and Media Arts

Panagiotis Angelopoulos is a senior lecturer in the Department of Performing and Media Arts. Read about his background and work with theater and film students.

 

Senior Lecturer, Polish Language

Ewa Bachminska teaches all levels of Polish and two film courses: East European Film and Animals in Global Cinema. Her current research focuses on the most threatened mammalian species in Poland: their conservation, welfare, and their place in education, culture, and literature. 

Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies Emerita

Valerie Bunce's research focuses on democratization (the rise, design, sustainability, and collapse of democratic systems); authoritarianism (transitions to and from dictatorship, political leadership, and institutions); U.S.

Assistant Professor, Government

Alexandre Cirone's research interests center on historical political economy, democratization, and party systems in new democracies and multilevel governance in European politics.

Associate Professor

Virginia Doellgast is an Associate Professor of Comparative Employment Relations in the ILR School at Cornell University.

Assistant Professor, History

Cristina Florea’s research revolves around topics such as nationalism, empire, statehood, war, and regime change in nineteenth and twentieth-century Eastern Europe.

Professor, Classics

Michael Fontaine is a Latinist whose latest work is on the effective use of humor in diplomacy. His research ranges across Latin literature, classical Roman and Greek society, and the Renaissance.

Assistant Professor, Architecture

Samia Henni's teaching and research interests include the history and theory of the built environments in relation to colonialism, displacement, gender, Islam, and wars from the first European colonization to the present.

European Studies Librarian, Emerita

Sarah How was the European studies librarian at Cornell University Library until her retirement in 2022.