Faculty

Anne Blackburn

Anne Blackburn

Director of the South Asia Program

Anne M. Blackburn is a professor of South Asian studies and Buddhist studies in the Department of Asian Studies. Much of her work focuses on Buddhist monastic cultures, and Buddhist participation in networks linking Sri Lanka and mainland Southeast Asia before and during colonial presence in the region. She has published dozens of articles, conference papers, and book chapters on these topics. 

Valerie Bunce

Valerie Bunce

Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies

Valerie Bunce's primary field is comparative politics; her secondary field is international relations. Her research and teaching address democratization, international democracy promotion (primarily by the U.S.), and inter-ethnic cooperation and conflict. 

Raymond B. Craib

Raymond Craib

Director of the Latin American Studies Program

Raymond Craib is a professor of history whose research focuses primarily on the modern histories of Mexico and Chile. His most recent book, The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. 

Dr. Matthew Evangelista

Matthew Evangelista

Director of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and the International Relations Minor

Matthew Evangelista is President White Professor of History and Political Science. His research interests include international humanitarian law, separatist movements, and gender and conflict. His most recent book, co-edited with Henry Shue, is The American Way of Bombing: Changing Ethical and Legal Norms, from Flying Fortresses to Drones (2014). 

Peter Katzenstein

Peter Katzenstein

Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies

Peter Katzenstein's research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and comparative politics. His current research interests focus on the politics of civilizational states; public diplomacy, law, religion, and popular culture; the role of anti-imperial sentiments, including anti-Americanism; regionalism in world politics; and German politics.

Kaja McGowan

Kaja McGowan

Director of the Southeast Asia Program

Kaja McGowan is an associate professor of art history. Her interests are South and Southeast Asia with emphasis on Indonesia, particularly Java and Bali in relation to the subcontinent.

Professor Robin McNeal

Robin McNeal

Director of the East Asia Program

Robin McNeal is associate professor of pre-modern Chinese literature and history in the department of Asian studies. He previously served as associate director of East Asia Program's China initiatives and director of graduate studies for Asian literature, religion, and culture.

Hirokazu Miyazaki

Hirokazu Miyazaki

Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Hirokazu Miyazaki is a professor of anthropology at Cornell and the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies. As director of the Einaudi Center, Miyazaki is focused on strengthening the center’s function as a cross-campus hub for Cornell’s interdisciplinary international research and education, and on increasing its national and international impact. 

Muna Ndulo

Muna Ndulo

Director of the Institute for African Development

Muna Ndulo is a professor of law at the 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.

Eric Tagliacozzo

Eric Tagliacozzo

Director of the 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 of the Cornell Institute for European Studies

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.