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.


Underkuffler, Laura S.

Research Specializations:

  • Law
    property law and property theory; comparative property law; property rights and regime change; corruption and democratic governance; the role of moral decision-making in law


Uphoff, Norman Thomas

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor and CIPA Director, Government (ntu1@cornell.edu)
http://www.cipa.cornell.edu/cipa/academics/corefaculty.cfm?person=19&letter=ALL

Regions: Africa, South Asia
Countries: South Africa
Languages:

  • German
    (Full Professional)
  • Sinhala
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • Global Development
    methods of analysis; development policy
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development
    participatory development; local organization for natural resources management, particularly irrigation and water management
  • Public Affairs
    rural development; development policy; political economy; public policy; administration
  • International Agriculture and Rural Development
    rural development; participatory natural resource management; participation and local organization; participatory irrigation management; bureaucratic reorientation; agroecological innovation; rice intensification


Vallois, Marie-Claire

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Romance Studies (mv46@cornell.edu)
http://romancestudies.cornell.edu/people/faculty-directory/marie-claire-vallois/

Regions: Europe
Countries: France
Languages:

  • French
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Romance Studies
    eighteenth-century French literature; semiotics and narratology; French and Francophone theories; practices of feminism
  • Comparative Literature
    eighteenth-century French literature; the Revolution; romanticism; cultural studies; women's studies
  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    French women writers; French feminism; women in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France


Van Amburgh, Michael E.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Animal Science (mev1@cornell.edu)
https://ansci.cals.cornell.edu/people/michael-van-amburgh

Research Specializations:

  • Animal Science
    ruminant nutrition and dairy management


van de Walle, Nicolas

College of Arts and Sciences
Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government, Government (nv38@cornell.edu)
http://government.cornell.edu/nicolas-van-de-walle

Regions: Africa
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Africana Studies; Government; Public Affairs
    African political and economic processes; theories and methods of comparative politics; international political economy; democratization; effectiveness or foreign aid; comparative politics; political economy of development with a special focus on Africa; politics of economic reform; public affairs


Van De Walle, Nicolas

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Government (nv38@cornell.edu)
http://government.cornell.edu/nicolas-van-de-walle

Regions: Africa, Europe
Countries: Mali, Zambia, Senegal, Kenya, France
Languages:

  • French
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Africana Studies
    African political and economic processes; theories and methods of comparative politics; international political economy; democratization; effectiveness or foreign aid
  • Government
    comparative politics; political economy of development with a special focus on Africa, democratization, and the politics of economic reform; the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies
  • Public Affairs
    public affairs


Van Es, Harold

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Crop & Soil Sciences (hmv1@cornell.edu)
https://scs.cals.cornell.edu/people/harold-van-es

Regions: Europe
Countries: Bulgaria, Poland, Ukraine, Central America
Research Specializations:

  • Water Resources
    soil and water conservation; precision agriculture; environmental protection
  • Global Development
    soil and water conservation; soil hydrology; sustainable agriculture
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development
    soil and water management; precision agriculture; soil quality; nitrogen dynamics
  • Soil and Crop Sciences


Van Nouhuys, Saskya

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Visiting Associate Professor, Entomology (sdv2@cornell.edu)
http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/sdv2/www/

Regions: Europe
Countries: Finland
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Entomology
    Insect Community and Metapopulation Ecology; Behavioral Ecology; Spatial Ecology; Parasitoid Biology; Population Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Multitrophic Level Interactions, Host-Parasitoid Interactions


Van Oyen, Astrid

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Classics (av475@cornell.edu)
http://classics.cornell.edu/astrid-van-oyen

Regions: Europe
Countries: France; Spain; Italy; Britain; Belgium
Languages:

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

Research Specializations:

  • Archeology; Classics
    Roman Archaeology, Technology and Production, Empire and Imperialism, Ancient Economy, Innovation, Material Culture Studies, Materiality


Vaughn, Stephanie

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, English (sv19@cornell.edu)
http://english.cornell.edu/stephanie-vaughn

Regions: Europe
Countries: Italy
Research Specializations:

  • English Language and Literature
    creative writing


Velez, Hector

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor Adjunct, Sociology (hv13@cornell.edu)
http://www.soc.cornell.edu/people/faculty/velez/

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
Research Specializations:

  • Sociology
    Hispanic Americans


Verhoeven, Claudia

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, History (cv89@cornell.edu)
http://history.cornell.edu/claudia-verhoeven

Regions: Europe
Countries: Russia, Germany
Languages:

  • Dutch
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • German
    (Full Professional)
  • Russian
    (Full Professional)
  • French
    (Working Professional)
  • Italian
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • History
    modern Russia and Europe; cultural history; political violence


Villarejo, Amy

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Performing and Media Arts (av45@cornell.edu)
http://pma.cornell.edu/amy-villarejo

Research Specializations:

  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    feminist and queer film/video; "Third Cinema"; postcolonial film/video; Marxism/cultural studies
  • Theatre Arts
    feminist and queer film/video; "Third Cinema"; postcolonial film/video; Marxism; cultural studies
  • Comparative Literature
    feminist and queer film/video; television; postcolonial film/video; Marxism; cultural studies
  • Latin American Studies
    film and popular culture studies; Latin American documentary film
  • English Language and Literature
    film history and theory; cultural studies; popular culture and media; gender and sexuality
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
    film/video; LBG visual culture; postwar U.S./British lesbian film/video
  • Film and Video Studies
    postwar American and British film and television; queer theory; postcolonial film and video


Villenas, Sofia

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Anthropology (sav33@cornell.edu)
http://anthropology.cornell.edu/sofia-villenas

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Latina/o Studies
    Anthropology of education, critical race studies, educational equity and social movement, multiculturalism, Women of Color feminist thought, Latina mothers, narrative, Latina/o diaspora communities; United States.
  • Education
    anthropology of education; Latino schooling and family education; race/ethnicity in education; Latina/Chicana feminist studies and education
  • Anthropology
    anthropology of education; multiculturalism; critical race studies; language; school equity; community; ethnic studies; feminist cultural studies


Viramontes, Helena Maria

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, English (hmv2@cornell.edu)
http://english.cornell.edu/helena-mar%C3%ADa-viramontes

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
Research Specializations:

  • English Language and Literature
    creative writing


Vogel, Kathleen

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Science & Technology Studies; Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (kmv8@cornell.edu)
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/person/kathleen-m-vogel

Regions: Europe
Countries: Russia
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Peace Studies and Peace Science
    military technology and innovation; nonproliferation and arms control; defense and science policy; intelligence assessments
  • Science and Technology Studies
    military technology and innovation; nonproliferation and arms control; defense and science policy; intelligence assessments; scientific expertise; politics of science and technology
  • Public Affairs
    science and technology


Volman, Thomas

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Anthropology (tpv1@cornell.edu)
http://anthropology.cornell.edu/thomas-peter-volman

Regions: Africa
Countries: South Africa
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Anthropology; Archeology
    Stone-Age Archaeology; Quantitative Methods; the Old World, especially southern Africa


Von Eschen, Penny

College of Arts and Sciences
L. Sanford and Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities, History (pmv46@cornell.edu)
http://history.cornell.edu/penny-m-von-eschen

Regions: Africa
Research Specializations:

  • 20th century U.S. Cultural and Foreign Relations; Transnational and Global Methodologies; Race, Gender, and Empire; Global Circulation of African Diasporic Culture and Anti-Colonialism


Waite, Geoffrey

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, German Studies (gcw1@cornell.edu)
http://german.cornell.edu/geoffrey-carter-w-waite

Regions: Europe
Countries: Germany, Italy
Languages:

  • German
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Working Professional)
  • Ancient Greek
    (Limited Working)
  • Latin
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Comparative Literature
    eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and philosophy; postmodern art, cinema, and cultural theory
  • Germanic Studies
    European philosophy; visual studies; Marxism; Spinoza; Nietzsche; Heidegger; Althusser; Lacan; Karatani
  • Film and Video Studies
    German cinema; visual culture; Marxist theory


Waldron, Colette

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Romance Studies (cdw1@cornell.edu)
http://romancestudies.cornell.edu/people/faculty-directory/colette-waldron/

Regions: Europe
Countries: France
Languages:

  • French
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • German
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Romance Studies
    French language and culture, French through film.

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