Faculty Database

The Einaudi Center’s Faculty Database tracks Cornell faculty whose research or teaching interests engages with global issues. Information included in the database comes from faculty, departmental and personal websites, as well as the Cornell Graduate School Fields of Study Database.

Our database enables users to search by field of study (e.g. Aerospace Engineering, Animal Science, Anthropology, etc.), research or teaching specialization (e.g. thermal sciences, animal nutrition, biological anthropology), language, region of the world, country, or faculty name.

To add, remove, or modify information in the database, please send an email to faculty@einaudi.cornell.edu.


Krivitsky, Raissa

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Russian Language Program; Comparative Literature (rvk3@cornell.edu)
http://russian.cornell.edu/index.cfm?MainFrameURL=russian.web/people/rk.cfm&Sect...

Regions: Europe
Countries: Russia
Languages:

  • Russian
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Russian Language Program; Comparative Literature
    Russian film, poetry and song; Russian language; Russian popular culture


Kudva, Neema

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Associate Professor, City & Regional Planning (kudva@cornell.edu)
https://aap.cornell.edu/people/neema-kudva

Regions: Northern America, South Asia
Countries: United States of America
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Konkani
    (Full Professional)
  • Hindi
    (Working Professional)
  • Bengali
    (Elementary)
  • Kannada
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • City and Regional Planning
    land use and environmental planning; economic development planning; international studies in planning
  • Public Affairs
    public affairs


Kurpios, Natasza

College of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine (nk378@cornell.edu)
https://www2.vet.cornell.edu/research/faculty/natasza-kurpios-phd

Regions: Northern America
Countries: Canada
Languages:

  • English

Research Specializations:

  • Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology
    Developmental biology; embryology; left-right asymmetry; gut morphogenesis; cell shape; cancer biology; cell adhesion; vascular development; angiogenesis
  • Comparative Biomedical Sciences
    Signaling factors that shape gut morphology during development
  • Genetics, Genomics and Development
    Tissue morphogenesis; cell shape and architecture; organ development; gut morphogenesis; mammary gland biology; breast cancer
  • Molecular and Integrative Physiology
    Study of signaling pathways that direct organogenesis of vertebrates to determine distinct cellular behaviors and cell shape during development
  • Pharmacology
    Protein palmitoylation in signaling systems


Kuruvilla, Sarosh

School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Professor, Industrial and Labor Relations (sck4@cornell.edu)
https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/sarosh-kuruvilla

Regions: Europe, South-East Asia
Countries: Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Swedish
    (Working Professional)
  • Malayalam
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Tamil
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Hindi
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Danish
    (Full Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Global Development
    collective bargaining; labor law; labor history; Asian industrial relations transformations
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
    collective bargaining; labor law; labor history; international and comparative labor, dispute resolution
  • Public Affairs
    human rights and social justice; international development
  • Asian Studies
    South Asia; economic development and industrial relations


Kwak , Hojoong

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology and Genetics (hk572@cornell.edu)
https://mbg.cornell.edu/people/hojoong-kwak

Regions: East Asia
Countries: South Korea
Languages:

  • Korean

Research Specializations:

  • Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology
    Identifying regulatory regions of genome in human population; regulation of RNA lifespan in stress response; single cell genomics
  • Genetics, Genomics and Development
    Transcriptional regulatory elements in human population and disease; post-transcriptional RNA regulation in subcellular environments; regulation of gene expression in single cells


Kyle, Steven

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Associate Professor, Applied Economics & Management (sck5@cornell.edu)
https://dyson.cornell.edu/people/steven-kyle

Regions: Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Central Asia
Countries: Portuguese-speaking African countries, Eastern European Countries, United States of America
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Portuguese
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Russian
    (Elementary)
  • French
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Latin American Studies
    development economics
  • Global Development
    economics of development; resource economics in developing countries
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development
    economics of development; resource/environmental economics
  • International Agriculture and Rural Development
    finance and fiscal policy; international development policy
  • Public Affairs


LaBennett, Oneka

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Africana Studies & Research Center (ol43@cornell.edu)
http://africana.cornell.edu/oneka-labennett

Regions: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
Countries: African-America, Caribbean Islands
Research Specializations:

  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    Race and gender, migration, transnationalism and globalization, youth culture and consumption, urban anthropology, the anthropology of space and place; African Diaspora, Caribbean and U.S.
  • Anthropology
    Race and gender, migration, transnationalism and globalization, youth culture and consumption,urban anthropology, the anthropology of space and place; African Diaspora, Caribbean and U.S.
  • Africana Studies


Langwick, Stacey

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Anthropology (sal54@cornell.edu)
http://anthropology.cornell.edu/stacey-langwick

Regions: Africa
Countries: Tanzania
Research Specializations:

  • Africana Studies
    anthropology of medicine, healing and the body; post-colonial science studies; African ethnography; ontological politics; culture and feminist theory; Tanzania; anthropology of knowledge/materiality
  • Anthropology
    anthropology of medicine; healing and the body; postcolonial science studies; African ethnography; anthropology of knowledge; politics of materiality; culture and feminist theory
  • Science and Technology Studies
    medical anthropology; post-colonial science studies; politics of knowledge and materiality; anthropology of the body


Larson, Naomi Nakada

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies (nn17@cornell.edu)
http://asianstudies.cornell.edu/naomi-nakada-larson

Regions: East Asia
Countries: Japan
Languages:

  • Japanese
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Asian Studies
    Japanese Language


Lasansky, D. Medina

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Associate Professor, Architecture (dml34@cornell.edu)
https://aap.cornell.edu/people/d-medina-lasansky

Regions: Europe
Countries: Italy, Spain
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Italian
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Full Professional)
  • German
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Romance Studies
    Italian literature
  • History of Art, Archaeology, and Visual Studies
    Northern Mediterranean architecture and urbanism; nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture; relationship between between popular culture and architecture
  • Architecture
    Northern Mediterranean architecture and urbanism; nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture; relationship between popular culture and architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
    the convergence of politics, economics, and popular culture as related to the built environment


Lasser, Mitchel

Cornell Law School
Professor, Jack G. Clarke of Law, Law (ml355@cornell.edu)
http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/faculty/bio_mitchel_lasser.cfm

Regions: Europe
Countries: European Union Countries
Languages:

  • French
    (Full Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Law
    Comparative Law; Law of the European Union; Comparative Constitutional Law


Lassoie, James P.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Natural Resources (jpl4@cornell.edu)
https://dnr.cals.cornell.edu/people/james-lassoie

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, East Asia, South Asia
Countries: Bhutan, China, Ecuador, Nepal
Research Specializations:

  • Conservation and Sustainable Development
    agroforestry; community based forestry management
  • International Agriculture and Rural Development
    agroforestry; conservation and sustainable development; community based natural resource management
  • Natural Resources
    ecoagriculture; forest ecology and management; environmental conservation and sustainable development; international studies
  • Global Development
    natural resources; development policy


Law, Jane Marie

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Asian Studies (jml16@cornell.edu)
http://religious-studies.cornell.edu/jane-marie-law

Regions: East Asia
Countries: Japan
Research Specializations:

  • Asian Literature, Religion and Culture
    Japanese religions
  • Asian Studies
    Japanese religions
  • Asian Religions
    Japanese religions; Japanese Buddhism; popular religious practice and performing arts; ritual studies; religion and human rights


Lawell , C.-Y. Cynthia Lin

Samuel Curtin Johnson Graduate School of Management
Associate professor and the Robert Dyson Sesquicentennial Chair , Applied Economics and Policy (clinlawell@cornell.edu)
https://business.cornell.edu/about/news-highlights/new-faculty-2017/c-y-cynthia-...

Regions: Global
Languages:

  • Mandarin, French, and English

Research Specializations:

  • Applied Economics and Management
    Environmental and natural resource economics, energy economics, industrial organization, applied econometrics, applied microeconomics


Lawless, Cecelia

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Romance Studies (cbl6@cornell.edu)
http://romancestudies.cornell.edu/

Regions: Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean
Countries: Spain
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Romance Studies
    Spanish Languages and literature


Lazzaro, Brian

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Associte Professor, Entomology (bl89@cornell.edu)
https://entomology.cals.cornell.edu/people/brian-lazzaro

Regions: Global
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    evolutionary genetic of post-pathogen interactions in insects
  • Entomology
    insect population genetics; insect immune defenses; molecular evolution; insect pathology
  • Comparative Biomedical Sciences
    Our work is focused on the evolutionary genetics of insect-pathogen interactions. Our projects include population genomic and molecular evolutionary analysis of insect immune systems and quantitative genetic study of differences in immune performance amo
  • Genetics, Genomics and Development
    population genetics; molecular evolution; insect immunity


Lazzaro, Claudia

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies (cl47@cornell.edu)
http://arthistory.cornell.edu/claudia-lazzaro

Regions: Europe
Countries: Italy
Languages:

  • Italian
    (Working Professional)
  • French
    (Working Professional)
  • German
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • History of Art, Archaeology, and Visual Studies
    Italian Renaissance art, prints, and gardens gender and cultural identity
  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    Renaissance art history
  • Landscape Architecture
    art history; Italian Renaissance gardens


Lebano, Adele

College of Arts and Sciences
Lecturer Visiting, Romance Studies (al953@cornell.edu)

Regions: Europe
Countries: Italy
Languages:

  • Italian
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Spanish
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Romance Studies
    Political Theory and Social Sciences


Lee, David R.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Applied Economics & Management (drl5@cornell.edu)
https://dyson.cornell.edu/people/david-lee

Regions: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, West Asia
Countries: Middle Eastern Countries
Research Specializations:

  • Latin American Studies
    agricultural policy; international trade; agricultural price policy; the interactions beween international trade and economic development; research and technology effects in agriculture; policy impacts on resource use and management
  • Public Affairs
    low-temperature physics
  • Global Development
    public policy analysis; applied econometrics and quantitative analysis
  • Physics
    public policy analysis; applied econometrics and quantitative analysis; marketing and food distribution
  • Natural Resources
  • Applied Economics and Management


Lee, Ji-Hye

College of Arts and Sciences
Lecturer, Asian Studies (jihyelee1025@gmail.com)
http://asianstudies.cornell.edu/ji-hye-lee

Regions: East Asia
Research Specializations:

  • Asian Studies

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