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Director, Institute for European Studies

Mabel Berezin is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Sociology at Cornell University.

Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies Emerita
Valerie Bunce's research focuses on democratization, authoritarianism, state-building, state collapse, and U.S. foreign policy and its support of democratic and authoritarian regimes.
Administrative Assistant

Taylor Burk is the Administrative Assistant in the Institute for European Studies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies from Pennsylvania State University. She served in Peace Corps Ecuador as an English Education Volunteer. 

IES Graduate Fellow, Fall 2024

Frances Cayton's research focuses on questions surrounding democratic backsliding, civil society, and political communication.

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.

Anne Evans Estabrook Professor, International and Comparative Labor, ILR School

Virginia Doellgast is the Anne Evans Estabrook Professor of Employment Relations and Dispute Resolution in the ILR School at Cornell University.

Associate Professor, Architecture

Timur Dogan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and the director of the M.Arch. Program and the Environmental Systems Lab. Dogan holds a Ph.D. from MIT, an MDES from Harvard GSD, and a Dipl. Ing. in Architecture with distinction from the TU Darmstadt, Germany.

Professor of French, Francophone & Comparative Literature

Laurent Dubreuil is the Director of the French Studies Program at Cornell. In his research, he aims to explore the powers of literary and artistic thinking at the interface of social thought, the humanities and the sciences.

IES Graduate Fellow 2023-2024

Savannah Emmons is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Medieval Studies program whose interests lie primarily in Middle English and French literature, particularly allegories and dream-visions. She completed her B.A. and M.A.

President White Professor of History and Political Science

Matthew Evangelista's current teaching and research interests focus on the relationship between gender, nationalism, and war; ethical and legal issues in international affairs (particularly just war theory and international humanitarian law); transnational relations; and separatist movements.