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Visiting Scholars

Ph.D., Lecturer in History

Jomarie Alano has taught at several area colleges, including Colgate University and Wells College and she has also taught History FWS 1335: Fascisms and History 3662: Women, War, and Peace in Europe, 1900-1950 at Cornell. Jomarie received her A.B.

Full Professor of International Relations, University of Turin

Fabio Armao is a founding member of the Turin World Affairs Institute (T.wai), a member of the Standing Group on Organized Crime of the European Consortium for Political Research and of the Editorial Board of "Global Crime".

Assistant Professor, Department of Politics at Ithaca College

Juan Arroyo is an advisor to the Model European Union and Model United Nations teams. His teaching interests include European Politics, the European Union, International Organizations, Political Parties and Ideologies, Comparative Welfare States, Catholics and Politics, as well as Food and Water:

Russian Writer, Poet and Journalist

Being one of the most prolific modern Russian writers, in recent years he has gained additional recognition for his biography of Boris Pasternak, published in 2005. The biography earned Bykov the 2006 National Bestseller (Национальный бестселлер) and Big Book (Большая Книга) awards.

Associate Professor of Political Science, Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna

Manuela Caiani is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Scienze Umane e Sociali at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) of Florence.

Ph.D. candidate in History of International Relations
Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Faculty of Social Sciences of Eötvös Loránd University

Tamas Dezso Ziegler is a lawyer from Budapest, Hungary, and currently an associate professor in the Institute of Political and International Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary).

Associate Professor of Art History, Ithaca College

Jennifer Germann's article, “‘Other Women Were Present’: Seeing Black Women in Georgian London,” was recently published in Eighteenth-Century Studies 54:3 (Spring 2021).

Professor of History, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Matt Kadane studies the early modern period in Europe and to a growing extent more broadly. He is the author of The Watchful Clothier (Yale UP, 2013) and is finishing a new book, The Enlightenment and Original Sin. He has also written articles in The American Historical Review, Past & Present

Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

David Ost is the author of Solidarity and the Politics of Anti-Politics: Reform and Opposition in Poland Since 1968 and coeditor of Workers after Workers' States: Labor and Politics in Postcommunist Eastern Europe.


Past Visiting Scholars

Luigi Einaudi Chairs for European and International Studies

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Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina 2019-2020 

An adjunct lecturer in the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC-Barcelona Tech. She is the founder of her own Landscape and Urbanism Studio in Barcelona. Watch the interview with Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina hosted by former IES Director, Maria Goula. Read more about Marina.

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Ebru Öztürk 2018-2019  

A political sociologist whose research interests stands at the juncture of European and Middle Eastern Studies and revolve around the issues of religious conversion in Sweden, unaccompanied minor migration to Europe, European Islam, jihadist Islamic networks in Europe, online Islamic radicalization, critical security studies, and Kurdish political movement. Read more about Ebru. 

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Paolo Graziano 2018-2019 

A professor at University of Padua, Italy. He is also the Scientific Co-coordinator at the International Social Cohesion Observatory. His research interests are Comparative Welfare State policies, European public policies, social policies, and welfare state reform. Read more about Paolo.

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Ozgur Cicek 2017-2018 

A Turkish film scholar who earned her PhD in 2016 at Binghamton University in Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Brandenburg Center for Media Studies (ZEM) in Germany. Read more about Ozgur.

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Tiziana Caponio 2016-2017 

The Associate Professor of Political Science and of Dynamics and Policies of Migration in the Department of Cultures, Politics, and Society at the University of Turin. She is also the research affiliate at Collegio Carlo Alberto as well as a Research Fellow at Forum of International and European Research on Immigration (FIERI). Read more about Tiziana.

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Łukasz Pawłowski 2016-2017 

A psychologist and sociologist by training who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Warsaw in Psychology as well as obtaining a Master’s degree in Sociology from the same University. He went on to get a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Warsaw with his thesis being on contemporary democratic theory. Read more about Łukasz. 

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Amara Lakhous 2014-2015 

A bilingual author of "Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio," which was the subject of Cornell's first-year reading project (2014-15), as well as numerous other works written in Arabic, English, and Italian. Read more about Amara.

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Stefano Sacchi 2013-2014

An Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Milan, where he teaches Comparative Political Economy. He is also the Carlo Alberto Affiliate of the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, where he coordinates the Master Program in Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS). Read more about Stefano.

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Enzo Traverso 2011-2012

Professor of Political Sciences at the University of Picardie-Jules Verne in Amiens and one of Europe’s most distinguished intellectual historians. Traverso taught the course, "European Civil War: Violence, Politics, and Culture in Europe", which analyzed some of the most important features of this cataclysmic time. Read more about Enzo. 

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Paolo Silvestri 2010-2011

The Contract Researcher in Philosophy of Law (University of Turin, Law School) and the President of "Osservatorio sul Buon governo"(Associazione Polis, Cuneo). His research areas include Philosophy of Law, History of Political Thought, and History of Economic Thought, with particular reference to Modern Liberal Thought and the concepts of Good Government, Rule of Law, Institutions, and Freedom. Read more about Paolo.

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Dr. Joanna Krzeminska-Vamvaka 2010-2011

Joanna is a Head of Sector in the Trade Defence Services of the Directorate-General for External Trade, European Commission, Brussels. Before joining the European Commission she was a comparative law researcher in the program "Fundamental rights and private law in the European Union". She is also is the author of "Freedom of Commercial Speech in Europe," which examines the impact of fundamental rights on unfair competition law, focusing on the status of commercial speech in different legal systems. Read more about Joanna. 

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Cas Mudde 2010-2011

A Dutch Academic of the Extreme Right in Europe. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and Visiting Associate Professor at the Political Science Department DePauw University in Indiana, where he taught a first-year seminar on the Radical Right Movement in Europe. For several years, Professor Mudde held the positions of Senior Lecturer and Chairman of the Equivalent Department at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. His research includes the areas of political parties, extremism, democracy, civil society, and European politics. Read more about Cas.


Scholars at Risk

Beginning in early 2016, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs and the Einaudi Center, IES has worked closely with the International Institute of Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) to provide sanctuary for scholars at risk of persecution in their home countries. For these scholars, Cornell offers the opportunity to continue their research and teaching in a welcoming, safe, and supportive scholarly community as they pursue a more permanent situation for themselves and their families.

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Ozgur Cicek

A Turkish film scholar who earned her PhD in 2016 at Binghamton University in Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Brandenburg Center for Media Studies (ZEM) in Germany. Read more about Ozgur. 

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Simten Coşar

A feminist political scientist. Retired from Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey) as a full professor (2017). Worked at Başkent University (Ankara, Turkey) (1998-2012), Eastern Mediterranean University (North Cyprus) (1997-1998). Read more about Simten. 

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Özlem Erkarslan

Özlem studied architecture at Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir and obtained her master's and doctoral degrees from the same institution. Dr. Erkarslan taught as a full-time academic member in the departments of architecture of several universities between 1990-2010 including Dokuz Eylul University, Eastern Mediterranean University, and Izmir Institute of Technology. Read more about Özlem.

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Azat Z Gundogan

Azat received his PhD in Sociology from Binghamton University for his work on peripheral urbanization and satellite city formation in the Istanbul area. He also holds a master’s degree in political science from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from Marmara University in Istanbul. Read more about Azat.

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Dilan Okcuoglu

Dilan received her PhD and MA in Political Studies from Queen’s University in Canada. She has an interdisciplinary background in politics, economics and philosophy. Dr.Okcuoglu's teaching and research interests primarily lie in the politics of MENA, conflict and peace studies, comparative territorial and border politics, democratization, ethnic politics and nationalism as well as state-minority relations in conflict zones. Read more about Dilan.

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Ebru Öztürk

A political sociologist whose research interests stands at the juncture of European and Middle Eastern Studies and revolve around the issues of religious conversion in Sweden, unaccompanied minor migration to Europe, European Islam, jihadist Islamic networks in Europe, online Islamic radicalization, critical security studies, and Kurdish political movement. Read more about Ebru.

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Ceyhun Mahmudlu

Ceyhun was an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations of Baku Engineering University (2017-2018). He worked at Qafqaz University (2003-2017). His teaching and research specialization is comprised of a variety of topics such as Peace and Conflict Resolution, Energy Policy and Security, Nationality and Ethnicities, and Research Methods in Social Sciences. Read more about Ceyhun.


Regional Visiting Fellows

Were faculty and staff members from colleges and universities in upstate New York that have a research or teaching interest in European Studies. 

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Maria DiFrancesco

A Professor of Spanish in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at Ithaca College. She got her Bachelor’s degree at Canisius College in Spanish and English Literature, later going on to receive her Master’s and Ph.D. at the University of Buffalo in Spanish. Her teaching and research interests range from elementary Spanish grammar and composition to contemporary Spanish literature and film, with a particular emphasis on post-Franco Spain women's gender roles within this period. Read more about Maria. 

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Saviana Stanescu

A tenure track Associate Professor of Playwriting and Contemporary Theatre at Ithaca College. She is a Romanian-born award-winning playwright and journalist, one of the most exciting voices to emerge in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Iron Curtain. She has conceived, written, directed, and devised theatre projects as well as published books of poetry and drama. Her teaching interests include playwriting, play/script analysis, and theatre studies. Saviana was involved in the 2017 theatre production of "Toys" directed by Gabor Tompa. Read more about Saviana. 

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Andrew Utterson

An Associate Professor of Screen Studies in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communication at Ithaca College. His teaching and research expertise focus on European cinema, including a particular focus on British cinema. He received both his doctoral degree in History of Art, Film, and Visual Media and his masters' degree in Cinema and Television Studies at the University of London, UK. Read more about Andrew here.

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Delia Popescu

An Associate Professor in the Political Science Department of Le Moyne College. She is the Chair of the Political Science Department and the Director of both the Legal Studies Program and the Peace and Global Studies Program. She received her Bachelor Degree Summa Cum Laude from the Louisiana State University then went on to receive her Masters and Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Read more about Delia.