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More than 350 faculty from across Cornell come together at the Einaudi Center to imagine and conduct global research. Over 150 graduate and undergraduate students find resources, inspiration, and a global scholarly community through Einaudi's eight regional and thematic programs and minors.

Inequality, Identities, and Justice Postdoctoral Fellow

Leila Ben Abdallah is the Einaudi Center's postdoctoral fellow in…

Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Héctor D. Abruña is interested in development and characterization of new materials using a wide variety of techniques for fuel cells, batteries, and molecular assemblies for molecular electronics.

Lecturer, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Nepal

Teaching/Research Interests: Teaching Nepali as a second language

Assistant Professor, Government

Begüm Adalet is a political theorist with research and teaching interests in anti-colonial thought, transnationalism, the Cold War, development, land, and the built environment.

Programs and Campaigns Lead, Oxfam in Ghana
Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam focuses on strategy, policy analysis, research, campaign, and advocacy leadership for Ghana's social and economic justice issues. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of German Studies

Leslie Adelson’s teaching and research concentrate on German literature from 1945 to the present and additionally reflect interdisciplinary as well as transnational approaches to culture and history.

Graduate Student

Rama is a PhD student in Human Computer Interaction. His primary interests lie in the areas of education and development contexts (ICT4D). In particular, he tries to understand ways in which various communities use technologies for achieving their goals and design…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026

Committee Chair/Advisor: Jenny Goldstein

Discipline: Development Sociology

Primary…

Associate Professor, Colorado State University

Ryadi Adityavarman is an associate professor in the Interior Architecture program at Colorado State University. He has a multidisciplinary background in architecture, interior design, and historic preservation with a particular focus in Indonesian architectural…

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Nick Admussen is an associate professor of Chinese literature and the past director of the Contemporary China Initiative.

Professor, Entomology

Arthur Agnello is the primary contributor to the development and implementation of the fruit program area plan of work that addresses the needs of diverse audience groups.

Professor, Architectural Theory

Esra Akcan is the Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory in the Department of Architecture. Her scholarly work on a geopolitically conscious global history of urbanism and architecture inspires her teaching.

Visiting Scholar

Noor Ahmad Akhundzadah received his bachelor’s degree in geology from Kabul University, Master’s in Agriculture, and Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology of Japan.

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Christopher Alabi's research focuses on the assembly of new sequence-defined macromolecules that can be used to create stimuli-responsive materials, develop efficient drug delivery bioconjugates, and design potent antimicrobial agents.

Ph.D., Lecturer in History

Jomarie Alano has taught at several area colleges, including Colgate University and Wells College and she has also taught History FWS 1335: Fascisms and History 3662: Women, War, and Peace in Europe, 1900-1950 at Cornell. Jomarie received her A…

Web Content Manager

Brad Alderman manages the Einaudi Center's website and oversees sites across the Global Cornell web portfolio.

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Annetta Alexandridis' research interests include Roman sculpture, Greek myth and iconography, archaeology and its media (photography, plaster casts), gender studies, animal studies. 

Adjunct Professor, Law

Daniel Alpert is a member of Einaudi's CRADLE research team.

Administrative Assistant

Mavis graduated from Rutgers University-Camden with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Gender Studies. During her undergraduate program, she participated in the inaugural AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate program with the Center for Family…

Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College

Matthew Amster is a cultural anthropologist and filmmaker with extensive experience working in Borneo and, more recently, has started a new project in Denmark.

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Maria Alejandra is a JSD Candidate at Cornell Law School. Her research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to law, environmental justice, and human rights.

Manager of Undergraduate International Experiences
Maja Anderson coordinates the Laidlaw Leadership and Research Scholars program and student academic experiences at the Einaudi Center.
Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Benjamin Anderson studies the visual and material cultures of the eastern Mediterranean and adjacent landmasses, with a particular focus on late antique and Byzantine art and architecture. His first book, Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art,…

Senior Lecturer, Performing and Media Arts

Panagiotis Angelopoulos is a senior lecturer in the Department of Performing and Media Arts. Read about his background and work with theater and film students.

 

Assistant Professor Department of Global Labor at Work

Santiago Anria is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Labor and Work at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He studies the relationships between Latin American social movements, labor unions, and political parties.

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Amelia C. Arsenault is a PhD student at Cornell University’s Department of Government. Her research considers the effects of artificial intelligence on international politics, with a particular interest in the global proliferation of contemporary surveillance…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: Masters

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024

Committee Chair/Advisor: Sarosh Kuruvilla

Discipline: International Comparative Labor

Professor, African and African Diaspora
N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is a professor of Africa and the African diaspora, comparative and international education, social institutions, African social history, and gender studies.
Research Fellow, Australian National University
Rini Astuti's research focuses on Indonesia's extensive peat fires, deforestation, and climate politics. She 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MHA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024

Committee Chair/Advisor: Sean Nicholson

Discipline: Health Administration

Primary…

FLAS Fellow

Degree: MRP, City & Regional Planning

Language: Hindi

Research Interests: material reuse and reimagination, ecological knowledge, documentary film, indigenous spatial planning, regenerative food systems, and speciesism

Adjunct Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Iwan Jaya Azis is an adjunct professor of applied economics and policy in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. 

Faculty Director, International Relations Minor
Oumar Ba's research focuses on international criminal justice and human rights for globally marginalized people. He is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's international relations minor. He is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow.
Professor, Law

Sandra Babcock specializes in international human rights litigation, access to justice, death penalty defense, international gender rights, and the application of international law in U.S. courts. She is the faculty director of the Cornell Center on the Death…

Senior Lecturer, Polish Language

Ewa Bachminska teaches all levels of Polish and two film courses: East European Film and Animals in Global Cinema. Her current research focuses on the most threatened mammalian species in Poland: their conservation, welfare, and their place in education, culture,…

Professor, Comparative Literature

Andrea Bachner is a professor of comparative literature. She was the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2019-22 and a member of the East Asia Program steering committee and the CEAS editorial board. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Performing and Media Arts

Primary Language…

Associate Professor, Performing and Media Arts and Asian American Studies
Christine Bacareza Balance's research focuses on performance studies, popular music/culture studies, critical Filipino/Filipino American studies, and transnational Asian American studies.
Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

Geographic Research Area: Russia, Eurasia, and India

Teaching/Research Interests: Technology and culture, energy and the environment, media studies, and migration studies

Professor, History
Edward Baptist coleads the Einaudi Center's inequalities, identities, and justice global research priority.
William Nelson Cromwell Professor Emeritus, Law School

John Barceló is interested in international commercial arbitration, trade agreements, European Union law, and international law. He has been principally responsible for developing Cornell's international legal studies program over several decades.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026-2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: Shorna Allred

Discipline: Global Development

Primary…

Associate Professor, Classics

Caitlín Eilís Barrett is an archaeologist who investigates everyday life, religious experience, and cross-cultural interactions in the ancient Mediterranean.

Graduate Student

Whitman Barrett is a PhD student in the Soil and Crop Sciences Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. His research focuses on the reuse of human excreta in agriculture, with the goal of improving public health outcomes along with smallholder farmers’…

Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Chris Barrett is Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management. He is an international professor of agriculture at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and a professor in the Department of Economics.…

FLAS Fellow

Degree: MPA, Public Administration

Language: Bengali

Research Interests: Conflict Studies, Migrant/Refugee Studies, International Development, Transnational Identity

Program Manager

Daniel Bass also serves as an adjunct assistant professor of anthropology and Asian studies.

Geographic Research Area: Sri Lanka, India, and South Asian diasporas

Research Interests: Ethnicity, citizenship, tea…

Director, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program
Ernesto Bassi Arevalo is an associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the role circulation (of goods, people, news, and ideas) plays in the configuration of geographic spaces and political allegiances.
Carl Marks Professor of International Studies
Kaushik Basu is the Einaudi Center's Carl Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is is cofounder of Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law, and Economics (CRADLE), one of Einaudi's…
Visiting Scholar, and Former Professor, Department of Global Development

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Population studies, reproductive health and family planning, gender and development, child health and mortality, and culture and demographic behavior

Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Development economics, field experiments, information economics, international trade, and labor economics

Professor, City and Regional Planning
Victoria Beard is interested in the relationship between community-based planning and poverty in the global south. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MEng

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024

Committee Chair/Advisor: Peter G. Jessel

Discipline: Engineering

Primary Language:…

Director, Institute for European Studies

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

Assistant Professor, Music

Jean Bernard Cerin is a multifaceted artist and scholar who produces and performs in projects ranging from film, recital, oratorio, opera, and folk music. Praised for his “burnished tone and focused phrasing” (Chestnut Hill Local).

Director, South Asia Program
Sarah Besky is an associate professor of international and comparative labor and labor relations, law, and history in the ILR School. Her research explores the intersection of inequality, nature, and capitalism in the Himalayas.
Director, Institute for African Development
Rachel Bezner Kerr is a professor of global development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Her research interests converge on the broad themes of sustainable agriculture, food security, health, nutrition, and social inequalities.
Graduate Student

Isha is a MS/PhD student in the Department of Global Development. Her research interests include the study of gender, as a system of knowledge and as practice, specifically in relation to patterns of fertility and the family, with a regional focus on India.…

Graduate Student

Rohil holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and biotechnology. He completed his master’s degree in food science from Cornell. His doctoral research is focused on developing novel iron-rich microalgae composites and exploring their utility as potential…

Professor, Vassar College

Christopher Bjork earned his PhD in educational anthropology at Stanford University. Certified to teach both elementary and secondary school, he has worked as a classroom teacher in Japan and the United States.

Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Asian Studies

Anne M. Blackburn the Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities of South Asia studies and Buddhist studies in the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University. She received her BA from Swarthmore College and MA and PhD degrees from the University of…

Assistant Professor, Government
Alexandra Blackman's research focuses on the relationship between political regimes and religious institutions. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Associate Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Garrick Blalock's research interests include management of technology, firm strategy, and emerging markets.

Program Director, Oxfam in Kenya
Blandina Bobson's work focuses on the development and humanitarian sector, with an emphasis on program design and implementation. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Daniel Boucher's research focus is Buddhist studies, particularly the early development of the cluster of Indian Buddhist movements called the Mahayana and their transmission to China in the first few centuries of the Common Era.

Graduate Student
Degree: PhD, City and Regional Planning Language: Malayalam Research Interests: Environment & migration, displacement & dispossession, land governance & human rights, managed retreat, reconciling rural livelihoods & biodiversity conservation, and…
Professor, Near Eastern Studies

Jonathan Aaron Boyarin is the Mann Professor of Modern Jewish Studies. His work centers on Jewish communities and on the dynamics of Jewish culture, memory, and identity. 

Associate Professor, Literatures in English

Mary Pat Brady is interested in Chicana and latinx literature, film, and culture; American literature; critical geography; and queer and critical race theory.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-24

Committee Chair/Advisor: Steven Ward

Discipline: Government, international relations

Sidney Kaufman Professor in Geophysics

Geographic Research Area: Nepal, Tibet, China

Teaching/Research Interests: Geophysics, seismology, ground-penetrating radar, and geotectonics
 

Clinical Professor, Law
Elizabeth Brundige’s research focuses on law/gender justice, and international human rights.
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.
Graduate Student

Vincent is a PhD candidate in the Asian Religions doctoral program of the Department of Asian Studies. He has received a 2016-17 Fulbright Student Fellowship to conduct his research over the next year in India.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee Chair/Advisor: Sam Tilsen

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language…

Professor, History

Judith Byfield’s primary research focus is women's social and economic history in Nigeria. Her research includes in-depth studies on tie-dye production, World War II, Nigerian women's political activism and nationalism.

IES Graduate Fellow
Assistant Professor, Asian Studies

Andrew Campana is a scholar of modern and contemporary Japanese literature and media. His research centers on exploring the possibilities and impossibilities of expression at moments of media transition, focusing in particular on poetry, digital media, and…

Associate Professor, Government

Allen R. Carlson is an associate professor of government. He earned his PhD from Yale University’s Department of Political Science. His undergraduate degree is from Colby College.

Associate Professor, Anthropology, SUNY-Brockport

Pilapa Esara Carroll is an associate professor of anthropology at SUNY-Brockport.

Director of Graduate Studies, Regional Science; Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning

John I. Carruthers's current scholarship is focused on evaluating environmental remediation projects in the Puget Sound region of Washington State and the value of public education and other amenities in the Seoul Metropolitan Area.

Senior Lecturer of Management; Director, Emerging Markets Institute, S. C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
Lourdes Casanova’s work focuses on environmental policy, government, politics, and policy studies as well as emerging multinationals from Brazil and Latin America.
Faculty Advisor, Migration Studies Minor
Debra Castillo is Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies and professor of comparative literature. She is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's migration studies minor.
IES Graduate Fellow
Retired Professor, Graduate School

Thak Chaloemtiarana retired from the Department of Asian Studies and as director of the Southeast Asia Program in 2010. He retains appointments in the Graduate School in the fields of Asian literature, religion and culture, and Asian studies.

Associate Professor, History

Derek Chang is an associate professor of history and Asian American studies. He is author of Citizens of a Christian Nation: Evangelical Missions and the Problem of Race in the Nineteenth Century as well as a number of book chapters on the intersection…

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Julia Chang is Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Studies, a member of the core faculty in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and affiliated faculty in the Southeast Asia…

Jack G. Clarke Professor in East Asia Law & Director of Clarke Program in East Asian Law & Culture, Cornell Law School

Yun-chien Chang is Jack G. Clarke Professor in East Asian Law at Cornell Law School and also directs the Clarke Program in East Asian Law & Culture.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Misako Chapman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Professor, Applied Economics and Policy
Nancy H. Chau's research interests fall under three main areas: international trade, regional economics, and economic development, with particular emphasis on the economics of information and uncertainty.
Graduate Student

Tanuj Chawla is a Tata-Cornell Scholar and a graduate student at the Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. He has been working with the Tata-Cornell Institute since 2019 and has developed India's first and only

Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Associate, History

Zhihong Chen received her BA in German language and literature from Beijing Foreign Language College, an MA in International History from Beijing Normal University, an MA in International Studies and an M.S. Ed in college teaching concentrating on Chinese…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2027-2028

Committee Chair/Advisor: Eric Tagliacozzo

Discipline: Southeast Asian History

Primary Language:…

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Henry Cheng (he/they) is a first-year Ph.D. student at Cornell's history department. As a social historian in training, Henry focuses on the history of radicalism in the global 1960s-70s with a specific concentration on the cases of China and Asian American…

Associate Professor, Architecture

Lily Chi's teaching covers topics in contemporary design research, 18th to 21st-century theory and criticism, and architectural drawing/representation in western history. She is completing a writing project on city-building, war, and propaganda in 20th-century…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MPH

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024

Committee Chair/Advisor: Alexander J. Travis

Discipline: Public Health

Primary Language…

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Bangladesh and India

Teaching/Research Interests: Teaching Bangla as a second language

Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Ralph Dean Christy teaches and conducts food marketing research and educational programs on the economic performance of markets and distribution systems.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: -

Committee Chair/Advisor: Nick Salvato

Discipline: Hip-Hop Studies, Sound Studies, Vietnamese Diasporic Studies, Performing…

Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning

Geographic Research Area: India, China, Ukraine, Fiji, and United States

Teaching/Research Interests: Historic cements, modernist architecture, cultural exchange, and sustainable development

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.