Faculty

Esra Akcan

Esra Akcan

Director, Cornell Institute for European Studies

Esra Akcan is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture. Her research on modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism foregrounds the intertwined histories of Europe and West Asia.

Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu

Carl Marks Professor of International Studies

Kaushik Basu is a professor of economics at Cornell and president of the International Economic Association. From 2012 to 2016 he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank.

Rachel Bezner Kerr

Rachel Bezner Kerr

International Faculty Fellow

Rachel Bezner Kerr is an associate professor of development sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She researches sustainable agriculture, food security, health, nutrition, and social inequalities, with a primary focus on southern Africa.

Valerie Bunce

Valerie J. Bunce

Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies

Valerie Jane Bunce is a professor of government whose work addresses democratization, the origins and consequences of imperial decline, international democracy promotion, interethnic cooperation and conflict, peacemaking, and the diffusion of capitalism.

Abigail C. Cohn

Abigail C. Cohn

Director, Southeast Asia Program

Abigail C. Cohn is a professor of linguistics and Southeast Asian studies whose research interests include the phonetics, phonology, morphology, and sociolinguistics of the languages of Indonesia.

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Iftikhar Dadi

Director, South Asia Program

Iftikhar Dadi is an associate professor of the history of art. He is also an artist. His research examines art as a global and networked practice from the late nineteenth century to the present. 

Pedro Rabelo Erber

Pedro Rabelo Erber

Director, East Asia Program

Pedro Rabelo Erber is an associate professor of Luso-Brazilian studies in the Department of Romance Studies. He studies Brazilian and Japanese intellectual history, literature, and visual cultures; peripheral modernisms; Lusophone literature and culture; and articulations of humanistic enquiry and economic theory.

Peter Katzenstein

Peter J. Katzenstein

Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies

Peter J. Katzenstein is a professor of government whose research and teaching lie at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics. His interests include the politics of civilizational states, public diplomacy, anti-imperialism, regionalism, and German politics.

Muna Ndulo

Muna B. Ndulo

Director, Institute for African Development

Muna B. Ndulo is a professor of law at Cornell Law School. He is an authority on African legal systems, human rights, constitutions, election monitoring, international development, and legal aspects of foreign investments in developing countries.

Thomas Pepinsky

Thomas Pepinsky

International Faculty Fellow

Thomas Pepinsky is an associate professor in the government department and a faculty member of the Southeast Asia Program. He studies comparative politics and political economy, with a focus on emerging market economies in Southeast Asia.

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Judith V. Reppy

Interim Director, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Judith Reppy is professor emerita in the Department of Science and Technology Studies. She continues to do research in the area of military technology and related issues.

Kenneth Roberts

Kenneth M. Roberts

Director, Latin American Studies Program

Kenneth M. Roberts is Richard J. Schwartz Professor in Cornell's Department of Government. He teaches comparative and Latin American politics, with an emphasis on the political economy of development and the politics of inequality. 

Rebecca Slayton

Rebecca Slayton

Director, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (on leave fall 2018)

Rebecca Slayton is an associate director of science and technology studies. Her research and teaching examine the relationships between and among risk, governance, and expertise, with a focus on international security and cooperation since World War II. 

Eric Tagliacozzo

Eric Tagliacozzo

Director, Comparative Muslim Societies Program

Eric Tagliacozzo is a professor in the Department of History.  Much of his work has centered on the history of people, ideas, and material in motion in and around Southeast Asia, especially in the late colonial age. 

Christopher Way

Christopher Way

Director, International Relations Minor

Christopher Way is an associate professor of government. His research and teaching interests include comparative political economy, international relations, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.