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More than 450 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.

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.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, King’s College London

Ruba Abu-Salma's research focuses on computer science, cybersecurity, privacy-enhancing technologies, human-computer interaction, usable security and privacy, privacy and human rights, and digital inequalities. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow. 

Lecturer, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Nepal

Teaching/Research Interests: Teaching Nepali as a second language

Professor, Africana and Romance Studies

Gerard Aching is interested in 19th and 20th century Caribbean literature and intellectual histories, theories of modernisms and modernity in Latin America, 19th-century colonial literature in the Caribbean, slavery and philosophy, visual regimes and politics in…

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.

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.

Media, Communications and Public Engagement Coordinator, Oxfam Ghana

Naana Nkansah Agyekum's work focuses media engagement, advocacy, and influencing. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

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.

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.B.…

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. 

Professor, Natural Resources

Shorna Allred's research blends human factors and natural sciences to improve resource management and conservation.

Adjunct Professor, Law

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

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.

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.

 

Director, Institute for African Development
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.
Program Officer, Flood Response, Oxfam Bangladesh

Kazi Azam’s research focuses on disaster risk finance. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

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 Advisor, International Relations Minor
Oumar Ba's research focuses on international criminal justice and human rights for globally marginalized people. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices 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. 

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. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
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 leads the Einaudi Center's inequalities, identities, and justice global research priority in academic years 2022–24.

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.

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.

Associate Professor, Classics

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

Director, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and Associate Professor, History

Ernesto Bassi Arevalo is an associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research interests coalesce around two significant questions: How do people develop geographic and…

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. Basu is president of the International Economic Association. From 2012 to 2016 he served as senior vice president and…

Professor, 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 amd 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.
Director, Institute for European Studies

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

Associate Professor, International and Comparative Labor & Labor Relations, Law, and History

Geographic Research Interest: India, Himalayas

Teaching/Research Interest: Labor, environment, agriculture, political economy, history of science. 

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.

Retired Curator and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Nepal

Teaching/Research Interests: History and texts of transregional South Asia, especially social, religious, political, and urban history of the Newar people of the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal…

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.

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. 

Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, English and Africana

Carole Boyce-Davis is interested in African diaspora studies, Black women's writing (internationally), comparative black literature, African literature, Caribbean oral and written literature, Transnational feminist theory, and Black women and political leadership in…

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.

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. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
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.
Policy Engagement Advisor, Oxfam International

Myrah Nerine Butt's work centers on resilience and disaster risk reduction, unpaid care work, women's economic empowerment, and enhancing citizens' voices and accountability. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

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.

Visiting Critic

Russian dissident Dmitry Bykov is an Open Society University Network fellow and visiting critic based in the Einaudi Center’s Institute…

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.

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. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Faculty Advisor, Migration Studies Minor

Debra Castillo is Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies, professor of comparative literature, and former director of the Einaudi Center's Latin American Studies Program.

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.

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.
Hu Shih Professor Emeritus of History and China-U.S. Relations

Jian Chen's research focuses on Chinese-American relations, modern China, and the Cold War.

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 language…

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…

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. He has advised industry leaders and public policymakers on food marketing strategies, economic development, and…

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.

Assistant Professor, Department of Government

Richard Clark’s research focuses on international organization, international political economy, and international relations. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Research Associate, K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics

Dena Clink's principal scientific interests are in the behavioral ecology and evolution of acoustic signals. Her research focuses on primate acoustic communication from a comparative and evolutionary perspective.

Hu Shih Professor Emeritus

Cochran joined the Cornell faculty in 1973 as an assistant professor and was promoted to full professor in 1986.

Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Professor, Global Devolopment

Geographic Research Area: South Asia

Teaching/Research Interests: Agricultural biotechnology, intellectual property, international agriculture, international development, and plant breeding and genetics

Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Ananda Cohen-Aponte works on the visual culture of colonial Latin America, with special interests in issues of cross-cultural exchange, historicity, identity, and anti-colonial movements.

Professor, Linguistics

Abby Cohn is a professor of linguistics and Southeast Asian studies. Her research interests include the Austronesian languages of Indonesia, with a particular focus on their phonetics, phonology, and morphology.

Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature

Liliana Colanzi's research focuses on popular genres in modern and contemporary Latin American literature (science fiction, horror, the fantastic); she also teaches creative writing workshops. She has edited La desobediencia, antología de ensayo feminista (…

Senior Lecturer, Labor Relations, Law, and History

Lance Compa is interested in international law, human rights, worker’s rights, and studies of workers' rights in the United States. He has conducted workers' rights investigations and reports on Cambodia, Chile, China, Haiti, Guatemala, Mexico, and Sri Lanka among…

Professor Emeritus, International and Comparative Labor

Maria Cook is interested in labor rights and labor law reform in Latin America; labor unions and democratization in Mexico; transnational movements, trade, and regional integration; unauthorized migration and migrant advocacy; and comparative immigration policies.…

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, King’s College London

Kovila Coopamootoo’s research in the area of human-centered privacy and security, including privacy for diverse vulnerable groups, privacy equity, gender gap and digital divide, and privacy for young people and women. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.…

Visiting Scholar, J.S.D. ’18

David Cordero-Heredia is an Associate Professor of Law, currently visiting Cornell University as Visiting Fellow of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. He has been a visiting professor at the Andean University Simón Bolívar (UASB).

Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School

Angela Cornell is the founding director of the Labor Law Clinic and teaches Labor Law, Practice and Policy as well as related courses. She has extensive experience in the field of labor and employment law, immigrant workers and international labor law.

Marie Underhill Noll Professor, History

Raymond Craib's research and teaching interests revolve around the intersections of space, politics, and everyday practice. He is especially interested in Latin America and/as global history, critical geography/cartography, the left, and theory and history.

Assistant Professor, Policy Analysis and Management
Jamein Cunningham is interested in the intersectionality of institutional discrimination, access to social justice, crime and criminal justice, and race and economic inequality. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Binenkorb Director, South Asia Program
Iftikhar Dadi is the John H. Burris Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies.
Professor Emerita, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature

Brett de Bary holds a joint appointment with the Department of Asian Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell.

Vice Dean (International), Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London

Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho's research focuses on civil-military relations, Brazilian studies, Latin American studies, and strategy. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Professor Emeritus, Crop and Soil Sciences

Stephen DeGloria is interested in resource inventory, mapping, and analysis; remote sensing; geographic information science and technology; and soil survey, interpretations, and conservation.

Assistant Professor, Information and Computer Science

Nicola Dell is an assistant professor based at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. Her research interests are in human-computer interaction and information and communication technologies and development.

Director of Horticulture, Cornell Botanic Gardens

Emily Detrick is the director of horticulture for the Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Professor, Psychology

Timothy Devoogd studies how the brains of birds encode learned behaviors like song or memory for food locations. Particular questions now being studied include the neural basis for female song discrimination, and the interplay between the hippocampus and other brain…

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

A scholar of sexuality, race, biopolitics, and postcoloniality, Diabate’s research explores African, African American, Caribbean, and Afro-Hispanic literatures, cultures, cinema, and new media.

Associate Professor, Department of Public & Ecosystem Health

Kate Dickin conducts formative, implementation, and evaluation research to enhance the effectiveness of programs to improve nutritional status and reduce health inequities in the U.S. and globally. 

Senior Lecturer, Chinese language

Stephanie Divo received her PhD in modern Chinese literature at Cornell University. She has taught Mandarin Chinese in the Department of Asian Studies since 1999.

Governance and Research Specialist, Oxfam Novib in Vietnam
Duong Do focuses on multidimensional inequalities, including how gender, climate change, development doctrines, and energy transitions intersect and induce inequalities. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Associate Professor

Virginia Doellgast is an Associate Professor of Comparative Employment Relations in the ILR School at Cornell University.

Professor of French, Francophone & Comparative Literature

Laurent Dubreuil is the Director of the French Studies Program at Cornell. In his research, he aims to explore the powers of literary and artistic thinking at the interface of social thought, the humanities and the sciences.

Director, Cornell Farmworker Program; Senior Extension Associate, Global Development

Mary Jo Dudley is the Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program (a collaborative effort of CALS, CHE and CCE), and a faculty member of the Department of Global Development.

Assistant Professor, History

Mara Du’s research focuses on the history of modern China (17th century to the present), particularly on law, gender, and state-building.

Assistant Professor, Architecture

Tao DuFour's work investigates questions of embodied spatial experience, intersubjective and intergenerational understandings of architecture, landscape, and territory, and the ways in which these both constitute and are embedded in the historicity of environments…

Senior Lecturer, Cornell Brooks School of Public Policy

Alexandra Dufresne's research focuses on law and policy, children's rights, refugee rights, and state-level policy and advocacy. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Professor Emeritus, Soil and Crop Sciences

John Duxbury is interested in applied science knowledge to meet global needs in agriculture and the environment.

Professor Emeritus, Africana Studies and Research Center 

Locksley Edmondson specializes in international relations (especially concerning Africa and the Caribbean) and race relations (especially concerning the Black World).

Professor, Global Development

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue's research covers three related areas: the sociology of education, social change, and the demography of inequality. A major focus in his current work is to refine existing frameworks for estimating the effects of demographic change on human…

Senior Visiting Fellow

Pedro Erber is an Associate Professor at the School of International Liberal Arts and the Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies, Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. He is also associate editor of the journal ARTMargins.

Migrations Researcher

Deborah Estrin is part of the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.

President White Professor of History and Political Science, Interim Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Spring 2023

Matthew Evangelista teaches courses in international and comparative politics. His current teaching and research interests focus on the relationship between gender, nationalism, and war; ethical and legal issues in international affairs (particularly, just war…

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment

Timothy Fahey is interested in the ecology of temperate and tropical montane forests with special interest in root and mycorrhizal dynamics.

Professor Emerita, Anthropology 

Jane Fajans' research interests are food and identity, ritual and socialization, personhood, emotion, and adoption. Her research areas are mainly located in Papua New Guinea and Brazil.

Gender Justice Lead, Oxfam Central America

Natalia Marsicovetere Fanjul leads an economic inclusion and justice portfolio, with a focus on addressing local and worldwide inequities, and justice and rights through collaboration. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Retired Professor, Development Sociology
Country Director, Oxfam in the Philippines
Maria Rosario Felizco's focus is strengthening equity, resilience, and gender justice.  She has worked with civil society on development, humanitarian, and advocacy programs. She is a 2021-22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies 

María Fernández’s research and teaching concern three areas and their intersections: the history and theory of digital and new media art, postcolonial and gender studies and Latin American art and architecture.

Associate Professor of the Practice, Global Development

Julie Ficarra specializes in critical approaches to partnership development centered on mutuality, reciprocity, and solidarity-building, particularly in university/community relationships that support engaged learning.

John P. Windmuller Professor, Labor Relations and Economics

Gary Fields is the John P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor and Professor of Economics. His work focuses on Labor Economics, Development Economics, and Public Economics. He is especially interested in the cases of Mexico, Argentina, and…

Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Roger Figueroa is interested in the interconnections between the social and behavioral determinants of health, with a particular focus on children’s energy-balance behaviors in underrepresented and low-income communities.

Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Nutrition
Julia Finkelstein is the Follett Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow and associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Assistant Professor, Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Kathryn Fiorella's research interests include planetary health/one health, fisheries, livelihoods, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and environmental change.

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Magnus Fiskesjö's research concerns ethnic relations and political anthropology in China and Southeast Asia.

Visiting Scholar ‘18-‘22

David Flaten is a LACS visiting scholar and History professor at Tompkins Cortland Community College. He is researching the opportunities to create a global history course centered around the Caribbean for students at our partner institution Tompkins Cortland…

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 

The research in Alexander S. Flecker’s lab is at the interface between community and ecosystem ecology and aims to understand the functional significance of biodiversity.

Assistant Professor, History

Cristina Florea’s research revolves around nationalism, empire, statehood, war, and regime change in nineteenth and twentieth-century Eastern Europe. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs; Associate Professor, Government

Gustavo Flores-Macías' research and teaching interests include a variety of topics related to political and economic development. Currently, his research focuses on the politics of economic reform and taxation and state capacity.

Professor, Classics

Michael Fontaine is a Latinist whose latest work is on the effective use of humor in diplomacy. His research ranges across Latin literature, classical Roman and Greek society, and the Renaissance.

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Trained in classical Islamic studies and the history of Islam in Indonesia - in Italy (University of Rome) and London (SOAS) respectively, Chiara Formichi has held positions in Singapore (post-doctoral fellow at the Asia Research Institute), Leiden (research fellow…

Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies

Carolyn Fornoff’s research explores cultural responses to the environmental crisis in Latin America, with a particular focus on Mexico and Central America. It asks how art helps narrate and make sense of problems like climate change that are temporally expansive and…

Associate Professor, Architecture

Jeremy Foster is interested in the opportunities landscape thinking offers for environmental understanding, interpretation, and design practice.

Assistant Professor of Practice

Elizabeth L.

Associate Professor of Practice, Public & Ecosystem Health

Lorraine Francis is a public health professional with extensive knowledge of Caribbean health systems from over eighteen years of regional experience in several public health areas including epidemiology, surveillance, emergency and outbreak response, laboratory…

Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management Emeritus

Robert H. Frank's research focuses on strategy and business economics, behavioral economics, and entrepreneurship. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. For more than a decade, his Economic View column appeared monthly in the New York Times.

Professor, History

Paul Friedland is a historian of France, specializing in the Revolutionary period, but is broadly interested in European culture, politics, and ideas over the span of the long 18th century and in the interplay of ideas and culture between the metropole and the…

Associate Professor, International and Comparative Labor

Eli Friedman joined the faculty of the ILR School's department of International and Comparative Labo after completing his PhD in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. His primary areas of interest are China, development, education, social movements,…

Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology 

William Fry is interested in plant disease epidemiology, population genetics studies, genetics, and host pathogen interactions using genomics approaches.

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Arnika Fuhrmann is an interdisciplinary scholar of Southeast Asia, working at the intersections of the region’s aesthetic and political modernities.

Regional Scholar, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Chip Gagnon is a professor of politics at Ithaca College and a regional scholar at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Economic Inequality and Governance Lead, Oxfam America
Nick Galasso is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow with a focus on an equitable post-pandemic economic recovery.
Senior Research Associate, Plant Biology

Maria A. Gandolfo is interested in paleobotany and plant anatomy and morphology with an emphasis on plant evolution and development, origin of angiosperms, cretaceous and tertiary floras, and paleoclimate of North and South America.

Howard A. Newman Professor, History

Maria Cristina Garcia, a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, studies refugees, immigrants, and exiles. Her most recent book is The Refugee Challenge in Post-Cold War America (Oxford University Press, 2017), a study of the actors and interests that have shaped US refugee…

Associate Professor, Law

Maggie Gardner is a scholar of civil procedure and international law. She studies how to improve the efficiency and coordination of litigation involving foreign parties and is also interested in decision making and procedure from the perspective of U.S. district…

Assistant Professor, SUNY-Buffalo

Jennifer Gaynor's research examines the constitution of maritime worlds, especially the spatial dimensions of the maritime, through the analysis of material practices, forms of representation, and institutional structures.

Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering

Kifle Gebremedhin is an international professor of biological and environmental engineering.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Weiqing-Su George is a native speaker of Chinese,  and has native fluency in English, advanced skills in Cantonese, and intermediate skills in Japanese. She is a member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Chinese Language Teachers…

PhD, Regional Affiliate Scholar

Jennifer Germann has published widely on art and material culture and women, gender, and race in the eighteenth century.

Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, Edinburgh Law School

Navraj Singh Ghaleigh specializes in climate law. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Professor, History

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan

Teaching/Research Interests: History of British colonialism, popular and radical political movements, and gender and sexuality

Professor, University of Rochester

Thomas Gibson’s first field research project concerned the relationship between the egalitarian and pacifist values of the Buid, an indigenous people inhabiting the highlands of Mindoro, Philippines, and the hierarchical and aggressive values of the Christian and…

Senior Research Associate, Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Martin Gilbert is interested in pursuing health-related research that has direct relevance to the conservation of wildlife, particularly carnivores and scavengers. This includes approaches to understand how endangered species are impacted at a population level by…

Senior Lecturer and Curator, Anthropology

Frederic W. Gleach is interested in native North America; Puerto Rico and Cuba; textual, material and visual culture; museums, heritage and tourism.

Senior Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies

Geographic Research Area: Iran and the Middle East

Teaching/Research Interests: Democracy in Modern Iran, Russo-Iranian relations, constitutional movements in the Middle East, Mongol rule in the Middle East

Assistant Professor, Africana Studies and Research Center

Tao Leigh Goffe is an assistant professor of literary theory and cultural history with a joint appointment in the Africana Studies and Research Center and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Professor Emeritus, South Asia Religions

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: South Asian religions, North Indian devotional traditions, and modern Indian religious movements

Professor Emeritus, City and Regional Planning

William Goldsmith is interested in U.S. cities, segregation, and poverty, and also on international urbanization and regional development. He has taught in Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Brazil.

Assistant Professor, Global Development
Jenny Goldstein is interested in environmental conservation and development in the tropics and the role of scientific knowledge in climate change politics. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Studies

Seema Golestaneh studies the anthropology of Islam, contemporary Sufi and Shi'i thought in Iran, and literary cultures.

Associate Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management

Miguel I. Gómez concentrates his research program on two interrelated areas under the umbrella of food marketing and distribution. The first is Food Value Chains Competitiveness and Sustainability.

Associate Professor, Development Sociology

Angela Gonzales is a 2014 Engaged Faculty Fellow, and associate professor in the Department of Development Sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Maria Goula is an associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her research focuses on coastal tourism, especially coastal dynamics and the interpretation and reinvention of leisure patterns.

Curator, Echols Collection

Before taking on the position of curator of the John M. Echols Collection on Southeast Asia, Green worked at Northern Illinois University Libraries as curator of the Donn V. Hart Southeast Asia Collection.

Professor, African History

Sandra Greene's research interests have ranged widely over the past 40 years, from the study of gender and ethnic relations in West Africa to the role that religious beliefs, warfare, and the experience of slavery have played in the lives of individuals and…

Jean McKelvey–Alice Grant Professor

Kati Griffith is a professor in the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History in Cornell's ILR School and an associate member of the Cornell Law faculty. Her research focuses primarily on the intersection of immigration and workplace law and legal issues…

Tessler Family Professor of Digital and Information Law
James Grimmelmann studies how laws regulating software affects freedom, wealth, and power.
Professor, Africana Studies

Siba N’Zatioula Grovogui's research focuses on international relations theory, political theory, and African thought. Watch his faculty profile on video.

Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies

Vanessa Gubbins is an Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies in the Department of Romance Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University.

Professor Emeritus, Global Development

Douglas Gurak is interested in the process of human migration. He is currently involved in the investigation of processes shaping the internal migration of foreign-born persons in the United States to non-traditional immigration destinations.

Professor Emeritus, Maternal and Child Nutrition

Jere Haas is interested in the functional consequences of iron deficiency on physical and cognitive performance, emphasis on the effects of moderate iron deficiency on various aspects of physical performance and behavior in children and young women and how measures…

Charles F. Rechlin Professor of Law

Valerie P. Hans conducts empirical studies of law and the courts and is one of the nation's leading authorities on the jury system. She studies the diverse forms of citizen participation in legal decision making in other countries. 

Professor, Entomology

Laura Harrington's research focuses on the biology, ecology, and behavior of mosquitoes that transmit human diseases. She became interested in global health issues and vector-borne diseases after living and working for several years in rural Thailand.

Professor, Hobart and William Smith College

Jack Harris studies men and masculinity in Vietnam. He has expanded into looking at the experience of Vietnamese as they go through massive economic and social change.

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Drew Harvell's research on host-pathogen interactions and the sustainability of marine ecosystems has taken her from the reefs of Mexico, Indonesia, and Hawaii to the Pacific Northwest.

Goldwin Smith Professor, Africana Studies
Professor Emeritus, Music

From 1980 until his retirement in 2011, Martin Hatch taught courses in music and musical traditions of Africa and Asia, elementary music theory, the history of American music, and ethnomusicology in Cornell University’s Department of Music and Department of Asian…

Charles Frank Reavis Sr. Professor of Law and Professor of Economics

George Hay is one of the foremost antitrust authorities in the United States. Professor Hay teaches a variety of law and law-related courses in both the Law School and the College of Arts and Sciences and lectures on antitrust throughout the United States and the…

Professor, Anthropology

John S. Henderson’s research interests center on early complex societies and how archaeology can explore the processes through which they develop. How do distinctions in status, wealth, and authority emerge within and between communities? Under what circumstances do…

Assistant Professor, Architecture

Samia Henni's teaching and research interests include the history and theory of the built environments in relation to colonialism, displacement, gender, Islam, and wars from the first European colonization to the present.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Sri Lanka

Teaching/Research Interests: Teaching Sinhala as a second language, English-Sinhala translation

Adjunct Professor, Applied Economics and Policy

Robert William Herdt teaches applied economics and policy in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

Professor Emeritus, Government

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Agrarian political economy and agrarian reform; ethnicity and conflict; political ecology and development; and social conflicts around science and genetic…

Associate Professor, Microbiology

Ian Hewson is an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is a biological oceanographer working on the impacts of viruses on aquatic biogeochemistry.

Associate Professor, Premodern Chinese History

TJ Hinrichs is a historian of Song era (960-1279 c.e.) Chinese medical, political, and cultural history.

Adjunct Professor and Associate Director, IP-CALS academic program

Peter Hobbs is a crop scientist and agronomist, with a research, teaching, and extension focus on rice and wheat systems and conservation agriculture and rural development.

Geographic Research Area: South Asia, Latin America, and Africa…

Edward Cornell Professor of Law
Robert Hockett is cofounder of Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law, and Economics (CRADLE), one of Einaudi's interdisciplinary research teams.
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Saida Hodžić studies women’s rights activism, NGO advocacy, humanitarianism, and civic environmental activism.

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology

David Holmberg advises all Cornell Fulbright applicants. Find out more about

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature

Gail Holst-Warhaft is an adjunct professor in the Departments of Classics, Comparative Literature, and Near Eastern Studies. Her research interests include translation, modern Greek literature and music, Greek literature from antiquity to the present, water, and…

European Studies Librarian, Emerita

Sarah How was the European studies librarian at Cornell University Library until her retirement in 2022.

Visiting Scholar
Sharif Hozoori’s area of research is Afghanistan politics and foreign policy, ethnic identity, South Asia politics, cultural studies, and conflict resolution and peace. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Director, Cornell China Center

Hua is an associate professor in the Department of Human Centered Design, a faculty member of the graduate fields of design and environmental analysis and real estate, and the Cornell China…

John Stambaugh Professor of History Emerita
Visiting Senior Lecturer, SC Johnson College of Business

Elena Iankova's research interests include business, government, and civil society relations. Her book Eastern European Capitalism in the Making (Cambridge University Press, 2002) traces the metamorphosis of this relationship in the post-communist region…

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Sahoko Ichikawa is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Labor

Tristan Ivory's research is principally concerned with sub-Saharan African geographic, social, and economic mobility. As a 2020–21 Global Public Voices fellow, he collaborated with Guilherme Kenjy Chihaya Da Silva (Umeå University, Sweden…

Associate Professor, Information Science

Steven Jackson is an associate professor in the Department of Information Science and Department of Science and Technology Studies. He conducts research in the areas of scientific collaboration, technology policy, democratic governance, and global development. …

Senior Lecturer, Thai

Ngampit Jagacinski received both her PhD and MA in Chinese Linguistics at Ohio State University. She has taught Thai language in the Department of Asian Studies since 2000.

J. Preston Levis Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Teresa Jordan is interested in climate and hydrological history of the Atacama Desert of Chile, and on finding more environmentally benign ways to meet society's needs for energy using subsurface resources.

Oxfam in Southern Africa Program Director
Dailes Judge's work focuses on building networks and strategic alliances with local movements, national and regional organizations. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Policy Advisor, Oxfam Novib

Philip Kabuye’s research focuses on digital rights and online civic space. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Just Economies Program and Policy Manager, Oxfam in Southern Africa
Mathias Burton Kafunda's work is in the policy and human rights sectors, focusing on long-term development and humanitarian program management. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs

Ravi Kanbur is well-known for his role in policy analysis and engagement in international development. He has served on the senior staff of the World Bank.

Assistant Professor, Design and Environmental Analysis

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao is an assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology and a field faculty in Information Science. She founded and directs the Hybrid Body Lab, which focuses on the invention of culturally-inspired materials, processes, and tools for crafting…

Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence, Associate Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, 2022-23

Sabrina Karim is an assistant professor in the department of government and the Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence. Her research focuses on conflict and peace processes, particularly state building in the aftermath of civil war.

Bierman Distinguished Professor of Management

Andrew Karolyi's research focuses on investment management and international financial markets.

International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies

Geographic Research Area: Afghanistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, China, Alaska, Canada, and Russia

Teaching/Research Interests: Human and environmental relations, indigenous ways of knowing, food sovereignty,…

Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University

Nori Katagiri is assistant professor of political science at Saint Louis University. He teaches and conducts research on international relations, security studies, and East Asia.

Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies, Interim Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Fall 2022

Peter Katzenstein is the Einaudi Center's Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies in the Department of Government, College of Arts and Sciences. His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and…

Stephen and Evalyn Professor of American Studies Emerita

Geographic Research Area: India and United States

Teaching/Research Interests: Incarceration, political activism, ethnic activism, and gender

Migrations Faculty Fellow

Gunisha Kaur coleads the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.

Associate Professor, SUNY-Brockport

Neal Keating is a cultural anthropologist interested in the problems of structural power in the contemporary world.

Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer’s research focuses on immigration and human rights. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Professor, Global Development
Rachel Bezner Kerr is a member of Einaudi's qualities of life research team. Her research interests converge on the broad themes of sustainable agriculture, food security, health, nutrition, and social inequalities, with a primary focus in southern Africa.
Professor, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology
Andre Kessler is a chemical ecologist in the College of Arts and Sciences, whose research focuses on the mechanisms, ecological consequences, and the evolution of plant induced responses to herbivore damage.
Senior Lecturer, Burmese

Yu Yu Khaing has been teaching Burmese at Cornell since 2015 and has developed a variety of teaching materials including multimedia courses. She continues to expand her offerings on the Web Audio Lab platform.

Project Officer, Oxfam Bangladesh

Mahamuda Khanam's research focuses on disaster resilience, livelihood resilience, and women empowerment. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies
Lori Khatchadourian examines the ongoing effort to grapple with the relationship between imperialism and the vast world of material things.
Assistant Director of Programs and Pedagogical Innovation, ILR
Stephen Kim’s research focuses on critical dialogue; feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; ethnic studies; and early modern literature and culture. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy Emeritus
Sue G. and Harry E. Bovay Jr. Professor in History and Ethics of Engineering
Professor, Natural Resource Policy and Management

Barbara Knuth is interested in the social science and policy dimensions of ecosystem-based management in Great Lakes and marine systems, risk communication and management associated with chemical contaminants in fish, and environmental stewardship related to…

Professor Emeritus, History

The focal point of Victor Koschmann's research is the nexus between political thought and action, primarily but not exclusively in twentieth-century Japan.  In his most recent work, he has explored new perspectives on thought and action during Japan’s war years (…

Lecturer in Tax Law, Queen Mary University of London

Vasiliki Koukoulioti’s research focus is international tax law and policy. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

John L. Wetherill Professor
Sarah Kreps's teaching and research focus on the intersection of international politics, technology, and national security.
Senior Lecturer, Comparative Literature

Raissa V. Krivitsky teaches in Cornell's Russian language program.

Associate Professor, House Professor, and Dean, Carl Becker House

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Urbanization, planning theory, research methods, transborder/transdiscipline engaged learning

Andrew J. Nathanson Family Professor of Industrial Relations

Sarosh Kuruvilla is Cornell University's Andrew J. Nathanson Family Professor of Industrial Relations, Asian Studies, and Public Affairs. He is also a visiting professor at the London School of Economics.

Associate Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Steven Kyle is an associate professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He works in the areas of macroeconomic policy in the United States and in low-income countries.

Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, Law

Ian Kysel is a core faculty member in Cornell Law School's Migration and Human Rights Program and codirects the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic. As a 2020–21 Global Public Voices fellow, he collaborated with Maya Sahli…

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Stacey A. Langwick, College of Arts and Sciences, is an anthropologist of healing and medicine in Africa. She is the lead faculty member for the Qualities of Life working group in the Einaudi Center and a co-organizer of the Ecological Learning Collaboratory.…

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Naomi Nakada Larson is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences. 

Professor Emeritus and Graduate School Professor, Natural Resources

James P. Lassoie is interested in international conservation and sustainable development in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Canada, and the United States.

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Jane Marie Law received her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago, where her work in history of religions focused on Japanese ritual performance and ritual studies.…

Senior Lecturer and Stephen H. Weiss Provost’s Teaching Fellow, Romance Studies

Cecelia Lawless teaches both language and literature/film courses as a senior lecturer. For several years, she was the faculty fellow for the Spanish Language House at Alice Cook.

Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Labor
Desirée LeClercq's research explores incoherence between international labor law and U.S. trade law and constitutional law. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Professor, Applied Economics and Management 

David Lee is interested in economic development, agriculture, and the environment, including food security, sustainable agriculture, technology adoption, environmental services, climate change, and agricultural and environmental policy.

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences

Johannes Lehmann is interested in soil biogeochemistry, fertility management, organic matter, and carbon and nutrient cycling from wastes; Soil carbon sequestration and biochar systems; Sustainable agriculture in the tropics.

Assistant Professor, Design and Environmental Analysis
Renata Leitão's research focuses on the empowerment and self-determination of Indigenous and marginalized communities. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
PACS Steering Committee Member
Professor Emeritus, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Lecturer, Asian Studies

Fangfang Li is a lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Kenneth L. Robinson Professor of Applied Economics and Public Policy

Shanjun Li is the Kenneth L. Robinson Professor of Applied Economics and Public Policy in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He serves as the co-director of Cornell Institute for China Economic Research (CICER).

Professor, Law
Lecturer, Asian Studies

Rui Liu is a lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences. 

Professor, History

Tamara Loos is professor of history and Asian studies. Her most recent book, Bones around My Neck: The Life and Exile of a Prince Provocateur (2016), tells the story of Prince Prisdang Chumsai (1852–1935).

Associate Professor, English

Philip Lorenz received his PhD from New York University. His teaching and research focus on English and Spanish literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in relation to problems of sovereignty and political theology.

Professor Emerita, Human Development

Geographic Research Area: Sri Lanka

Teaching/Research Interests: Cognitive science, developmental psychology, and linguistics

Advocacy Coordinator, Oxfam Myanmar
Thurein Lwin’s research experience is in development planning, macroeconomic analysis, political economy analysis, and more. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Clinical Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, and Clinical Program Director

Beth Lyon’s research focuses on deportation defense, migrant rights, and xenophobic hate speech. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Professor Emeritus, Economics

Tom Lyons studies China's recent economic history. He is especially interested in spatial aspects of development, including patterns of regional specialization and interregional trade, spatial disparities in output and consumption, and institutions and policies that…

Senior Research Associate

Ed Mabaya is a scholar and a development practitioner with more than two decades of experience working on development, agribusiness value chains and food security issues with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Senior Research Associate in the Department…

Associate Professor, Clark University

Ken MacLean is an associate professor of international development and social change and a faculty member at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Professor Emeritus, Economics

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Sustainable economic development, intertemporal decentralization, dynamical systems, and allocation theory and international trade theory

Associate Professor, Africana Studies
Senior Lecturer, Spanish and Romance Studies

Nilsa Maldonado-Mendez's interests include feminism and religion in Spanish-speaking countries, teaching Spanish to heritage speakers, history, and women writers in the Spanish-speaking Americas.

Professor Emerita, Anthropology

Geographic Research Area: Nepal and the Himalayas

Teaching/Research Interests: Gender, ethnicity, religion and culture

Professor, Government and Law
Professor Emeritus, Law

Peter W. Martin, the Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law, emeritus, and former dean of Cornell Law School, writes, speaks, and consults on topics that concern the impact of technology on the functioning of law and legal institutions.

Associate Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History

Veronica Martínez-Matsuda’s research agenda is motivated by the following central questions: How do those excluded from the legal and everyday rights of American citizenship because of their political status, racial identity, or class standing as low-wage workers,…

Visiting Scholar

James Mason is a system scientist focused on the intersection of human capital, social capital, entrepreneurship, and economic development as a complex adaptive system.

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Center for Global Health at Weill Cornell Medicine

Geographic Research Area: India, Haiti and South Africa

Senior Associate Dean, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs

Patrizia McBride is director of the Institute for German Cultural Studies and professor in the Department of German Studies.

Professor, University of Leeds

Although Duncan McCargo is best known for his agenda-setting contributions to current debates on the politics of Thailand, his work is centrally concerned with the nature of power. How do entrenched elites seek to retain power in the face of challenges from new…

Professor, Integrative Plant Science

Susan McCouch's research focuses on rice and includes publishing the first molecular map of the rice genome in 1988. She spent five years with the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines before joining the Cornell faculty.

Professor, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Sanskrit poetics, text interpretation, and Buddhist studies

Associate Professor, Soil & Crop Sciences

Geographic Research Interest: India, Nepal, Bangladesh

Teaching/Research Interest: sustainable agriculture, food security, rural livelihoods, ecosystem services, social change processes

Associate Professor, History of Art

Kaja McGowan’s studies the reciprocal relationships between neighboring countries in South and Southeast Asia.

Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Peter Mcintyre is an aquatic conservation ecologist and the Dwight Webster Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow. Working with a wide range of collaborators, he develop management approaches that balance human interests with protecting biodiversity.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Asian Studies

Daniel McKee's research interests include verbal-visual relations, Tokugawa period art and literature, comedy in Japanese art and literature, and kyōka and haikai poetry.

Clinical Professor, Law
Estelle McKee has practiced immigration law for two decades and teaches the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Robin McNeal received his PhD from the University of Washington in ancient Chinese history. His teaching at Cornell includes classical Chinese language, text studies, and history and thought of the pre-imperial and early imperial eras.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Frances Yufen Lee Mehta is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences. 

Associate Professor, Global Health, Epidemiology, and Nutrition

Geographic Research Area: India, Kenya, and Ecuador

Teaching/Research Interests: Infectious disease, nutrition, and epidemiology

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature; Institute of Comparative Modernities; Literatures in English

Natalie Melas' interests range across Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean literature and thought, modern Greek, modern French and modern English poetry, comparison, modernism and colonialism, modern reconfigurations of antiquity, Homer, Césaire, Cavafy,…

Professor Emeritus, Horticulture
Senior Lecturer, Music

Christopher Miller is a scholar and musician whose interests and activities revolve around two points of focus: experimental music, and the music of Indonesia, especially Central Javanese gamelan.

CO+POS Director and Associate Professor, History
Mostafa Minawi studies different forms of imperialism in the Middle East and Northeast Africa. He is the director of Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies and a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Professor, English

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Critical theory, 20th-century literature, colonial and postcolonial studies, and modernism and postmodernism

Professor of Political Sociology, University College London

Richard Mole’s research focuses on nationalism, populism, sexuality, and migration. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Visiting Critic, 2021–22
Nicaraguan political cartoonist Pedro X. Molina was an Artist Protection Fund fellow and visiting critic in the Einaudi Center’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) during academic year 2021–22.
Professor, Food Science

Carmen Moraru's research and teaching interests are in the areas of physical and engineering properties of foods, food/dairy processing, and food safety engineering. 

Senior Lecturer

Rebecca Morgenstern Brenner is a senior lecturer and teaching faculty at the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy.

Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech
Greg Morrisett is the dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech, a New York City–based campus focused on graduate education that integrates technology, business, law, and design in service of economic impact and societal good.
Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY-Oswego

Micah F. Morton earned his PhD in cultural anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015.

Associate Professor of Practice, Public & Ecosystem Health, Veterinary Medicine

Jeanne Moseley is an Associate Professor of Practice with Cornell University's MPH Program in the Department of Public & Ecosystem Health, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Head of Economic Inclusion & Justice, Oxfam Bangladesh
Abrar Shahriyar Mridha is a social tinkerer. He drives policy advocacy, blended finance models, partnerships, and innovations to scale sustainable solutions and build a resilient and impact-driven entrepreneur and investment ecosystem. He is a 2022–23 Global Public…
Associate Professor Emeritus, Horticulture

Jane Mt. Pleasant's research interests include indigenous agriculture and plants and well-being. She is a national expert in Iroquois agriculture.

Associate Professor, Onondaga Community College
Mark Muhammad is a member of the Nation of Islam, which influences his research. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Assistant Professor, History

Nicholas Mulder works on European and international history from 1870 to the present. His research focuses on political, economic, and intellectual history, with particular attention to the era of the world wars between 1914 and 1945.

Associate Professor, Anthropology and Asian American Studies

Viranjini Munasinghe's research interests focus on nationalism, race and ethnicity, creolization and indigeneity, Asian American Studies, South Asian Diaspora, Labor and Political Economy of Plantation Societies, Historical Anthropology, Anthropological Theory,…

Advisory Council Member

Rohan Murty is a technology entrepreneur. He holds a PhD in computer science from Harvard and a BS from Cornell. His dissertation work on white spaces networking was seminal in opening up a new area of research.

Professor, Policy Analysis and Management

Kelly Musick's research focuses on family change and social inequality in the contemporary United States and other industrialized countries. It has been funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Russell Sage…

Associate Professor, Mahidol University

Sudarat Musikawong teaches Social Impact of Mass Media, Global Cities: Urban Sociology, Globalization/International Studies, Sociology of Southeast Asia, Qualitative Research Methods, US Immigration & International Migration, and Sociological Theory.

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Alex Nading is a medical and environmental anthropologist. His research, mostly focused on Nicaragua, has examined transnational campaigns against dengue fever, bacterial disease, and chronic kidney disease, as well as grassroots movements to address these issues.…

Assistant Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History
Tejasvi Nagaraja's research and teaching focus on how class, gender, and race evolve within a changing global division of labor and geopolitics. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Country Director, Oxfam in Senegal
Ndeye Khar Ndiaye works with key actors for systemic change, such as grassroots organizations, civil society, government, and the private sector. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law

Muna Ndulo, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law, is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of constitution making, governance and institution building, international criminal law, African legal systems, and human…

Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor of Sociology

Victor Nee's current research interests in economic sociology examines the role of networks and norms in the emergence of economic institutions and organizations.

Professor, Integrative Plant Science
My interests and objectives pertain to plant pathology, plant breeding and international agriculture. I serve as Scientific Director for The McKnight Foundation's Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP), a competitive grants program that funds agricultural research…
Professor, Cornell Tech

Helen Nissenbaum is a professor at Cornell Tech and Cornell Information Science.

Professor, Linguistics and Classics

Geographic Research Area: South Asia

Teaching/Research Interests: Indo-European linguistics, and Greek and Latin comparative and historical linguistics

Professor Emeritus, Art History and Asian Studies

In 1964, before he completed his PhD, Stan O'Connor was invited to become an in­structor in the Department of the History of Art; this was the first university-level appointment in America of a specialist in the field of Southeast Asian art. In 1971, he was…

Zubrow Professor of Economics

Ted O'Donoghue is the Zubrow Professor of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor, Law
Beth and Marc Goldberg Professor of Law

Saule Omarova, Cornell Law School, specializes in the regulation of financial institutions, banking law, international finance, and corporate finance. 

Lecturer, Romance Studies

Denise M. Osborne is a lecturer in Portuguese in the Department of Romance Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), and her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College Columbia…

Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Health and Health Policy

Steven Osofsky is the Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Health and Health Policy in the College of Veterinary Medicine. His current interests include conservation of free-ranging wildlife; relationships among sustainable conservation, system resilience, economic…

Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

David Ost is the author of Solidarity and the Politics of Anti-Politics: Reform and Opposition in Poland Since 1968 and coeditor of Workers after Workers' States: Labor and Politics in Postcommunist Eastern Europe.

Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies

Banu Ozer Griffin's academic interests include teaching Turkish as a second language, curriculum design and development, and the language learning process through intercultural competence. She is an advisor for Cornell's Turkish Student Association and Translator–…

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

An-Yi Pan researches Buddhist Art with special interest in the relation between Chinese intellectual participation in Buddhism and Buddhist painting, Buddhist architecture in relation to precepts, monastic hieratical structure, liturgical as well as spiritual spaces…

Senior Lecturer, Indonesian

Jolanda Pandin joined the Department of Asian Studies in August 2006.

Associate Professor, CUNY-Brooklyn College

Kosal Path is assistant professor of political science. He is a survivor of the Cambodian genocide (1975-79).

Professor, Romance Studies

Edmundo Paz-Soldan is winner of the Bolivian National Book Award (1992 and 2003), and the Juan Rulfo Short Story Award (1997).

Professor Emerita, Animal Science
Visiting Professor, Nutritional Sciences

Gretel Pelto is interested in the interaction between theory and practice brings social science methods, particularly those of ethnography, to bear on nutrition and child health research, with an emphasis on infant and young child nutrition.

Influence Officer, Oxfam Colombia

Juan S. Pardo Peña is an anthropologist with experience in the design and implementation of social programs regarding social inclusion. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Director, Southeast Asia Program

Thomas Pepinsky serves as director of Cornell's International Political Economy Program and associate director of the Cornell Modern Indonesia Project.

Assistant Professor of Government

Isabel Perera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government.

Senior Lecturer, Applied Economics and Management

Pedro David Perez is interested in entrepreneurship and innovation, ethics, active learning and the "flipped" classroom, methodologies, and case study methodology. 

Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Art, Architecture, and Planning

Geographic Research Area: India, Nepal, China, and United States

Teaching/Research Interests: Observation and interpretation, multimedia art, and science and art

Professor, Global Development

Max Pfeffer's research interests include community development, international migration, agricultural labor, rural labor markets, land use and environmental planning, and primary data collection and field research with a particular emphasis on rural/urban fringe…

Senior Lecturer, Khmer

Hannah Phan received her MA from Cornell University's professional studies program for international development in 1998.

Lecturer, University of Zambia

Sam Phiri specializes in media studies and democratic change as a lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Zambia. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Professor, Romance Studies

Simone Pinet's teaching and research focus on medieval and early modern Spanish literatures and cultures, from the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries, especially in relation to spatiality, economics, poetics, and translation.

Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Prabhu Pingali is director of Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition.

Geographic Research Area: India, Philippines, and Mexico

Teaching/Research Interests: Agricultural policy, nutrition, poverty,…

Assistant Professor, Hunter College

Joshua Plotnik, Ph.D. is a comparative psychologist and conservation behavior researcher who has studied elephant cognition and conservation in Thailand since 2007.

Associate Professor, Musicology

Steven Pond's research interests include jazz, and music of the African Diaspora. He is an active percussionist and drummer and director of Cornell’s Brazilian music group, Deixa Sambar.

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Alison Power's research interests include the ecology and epidemiology of plant pathogens transmitted by insects; disease systems in the northeast U.S., in Central America, and in Thailand.

Professor, Near Eastern Studies

David Powers is a Professor of Near Eastern Studies. 

Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy

Geographic Research Area: India, China, and other emerging markets

Teaching/Research Interests: Macroeconomics of financial globalization, financial regulation, and monetary policy frameworks and exchange rate policies in…

Visiting Scholar ‘21-‘23

Annette is an Associate Professor at Ithaca College where she teaches courses on Latin American literature, theatre, and translation.

Project Leader, Ornithology

Karen Purcell is the project leader for Celebrate Urban Birds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 

Senior Lecturer, Clinical Sciences

Robin Radcliffe is a senior lecturer in wildlife and conservation medicine. His research focuses on infectious disease investigation for the rare Indonesian rhinos.

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Geographic Research Interest: India-Pakistan

Teaching/Research Interest: Anthropology of the state, ethnographic film, minority citizenship, religious nationalism.

Adjunct Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics

Geographic Research Area: India and Bangladesh

Teaching/Research Interests: Research and technology transfers to promote agricultural innovations
 

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Feminist, postcolonial and queer theories, religion and secularism, medicine and the body

Professor, Law
Professor, Maternal and Child Nutrition

Kathleen Rasmussen's research interests include studies in experimental species, observational and intervention studies in human subjects in the US and several developing countries, and epidemiologic studies based on data from medical records and large cohorts.…

Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: History of science and technology, British empire from the 17th through the 19th centuries, science and the state, East India Company and the India Office in the…

Senior Lecturer, Global Development
Annalisa Raymer directs the Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP). She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Senior Lecturer, Spanish Language

Mary K. Redmond's research interests include Spanish for heritage speakers, applied linguistics, the pedagogies of language teaching, second language acquisition theory, and issues of multilingualism.

Professor Emerita, Science and Technology

Judith Reppy is professor emerita in science and technology studies. On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Peace Studies Program was renamed to honor her long-term service and commitment to the program.

Professor, Architecture

Henry Richardson is a licensed architect, urban designer, and a nationally certified city and regional planner. Richardson conducts research on low-cost housing and urban settlement in developing countries, energy-conscious design, and the application of CAVE-based…

Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
Rachel Beatty Riedl, our director since 2019, envisions the Einaudi Center as a home for imagining and implementing global research. She is the Einaudi Center's John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and professor in the Department of Government.
Teaching Associate, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan

Teaching/Research Interests: All levels of Urdu and advanced level of Hindi

Richard J. Schwartz Professor, Government

Kenneth Roberts teaches comparative and Latin American politics, with an emphasis on the political economy of development and the politics of inequality. His research is devoted to the study of political parties, populism, labor and social movements, and democratic…

Garvin Professor of Ornithology (on sabbatical AY ’22-’23)

Amanda Rodewald’s research and interests focus on population and community responses to changes in land use, climate, invasive species, and disturbance regimes; socioecological dynamics and conservation in working landscapes; eco-evolutionary dynamics in human-…

James A. Perkins Professor

Eloy Rodriguez is a research scientist of chemical biology, ecology and medicinal chemistry, and toxicology of natural small molecules and glycoproteins from plants and arthropods that are important in ecological and biological interactions and human and animal…

Assistant Professor, History

Kristin Roebuck is drafting a book manuscript entitled Japan Reborn: Race and the Family of Nations after World War II.

Visiting Assistant Professor at Wells College

Leslie Rogne Schumacher studies nationalism, imperialism, and migration in the Mediterranean Sea and its basin from the 1700s to the present day. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of America & the West at the Foreign Policy…

Assistant Professor, Government

Bryn Rosenfeld's research interests include political behavior, development and democratization, protest, post-communist politics, and survey methodology.

Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences

David E. Sahn is an international professor of economics in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Economics. Since 2015, he has been a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Arts in Asian Studies

Naoki Sakai teaches in the departments of Asian studies and comparative literature and is a member of the graduate field of history at Cornell University.

Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Juno Salazar Parreñas is a feminist science studies scholar who examines human-animal relations, environmental issues, and efforts to institutionalize justice. Parreñas’ book, Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation (Duke UP,…

Emeritus, Hu Shih Distinguished Professor

Paul Steven Sangren is a socio-cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on Taiwan and China. His earliest published work combines insights drawn from structuralist theory with practice-oriented critiques to illuminate Chinese ritual processes and cosmological…

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Vilma Santiago-Irizarry’s research has focused on the unintended consequences, paradoxes, and contradictions generated in the articulation and deployment of ethnoracial identity constructs, particularly in the United States and in institutional settings, where they…

Senior Lecturer, Tagalog

Maria Theresa C. Savella teaches all levels of Tagalog (Filipino). She is co-author with John Wolff and Der-Hwa Rau of Filipino Through Self-Instruction (1991, rev.

DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor, Government

Daniel Schade's work focuses on the political system of the European Union, with a focus on the role of institutions in the EU’s external relations, as well as the increasing politicization of EU policy-making.

Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning
Stephan Schmidt's research interests concern land-use policy, patterns, and processes.
Assistant Professor, History

Casey Schmitt is a historian of early America and the Caribbean, with particular interests in human trafficking, colonization, and illicit economies over the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Assistant Professor, Sociology
Landon Schnabel's research focuses on the intersection of inequality, gender, sexualities, religion, public opinion, and social change. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science

Fred Schneider coleads Einaudi's Cybersecurity research team…

Horace White Professor in Biology, Professor Emeritus
Thomas Seeley, College of Arts and Sciences, teaches courses on animal behavior and does research on the behavior and social life of honey bees.
Associate Professor, Science and Technology

Suman Seth works on the social, cultural, and intellectual history of science and medicine. His interests include the history of medicine, race, and colonialism, the physical sciences (particularly quantum theory), & gender and science.

Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning

Linda Shi's research and professional practice focus on urban environmental governance and advancing planning policies to manage the urban climate transition in ways that improve social equity.

Associate Professor, German Studies

Elke Siegel's research is in German literature from 1900 to the present, literary theory, and psychoanalysis.

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology and Asian Studies

James Siegel retired from full-time teaching in 2007. He is the last of the second-generation SEAP faculty to retire. Like other emeritus SEAP faculty, he retains an office at the Kahin Center and is available to help mentor future scholars of Southeast Asia.…

Director, Fairfax Institute

Ermin Sinanović is the director of research and academic programs at the International Institute of Islamic Thought, where he is also the director of the Fairfax Institute. He was previously an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the United…

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: All levels of Hindi language

Associate Professor

Rebecca Slayton is an associate professor of science and technology studies and coleader of Einaudi's Cybersecurity research team.

Professor, Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Since August 2020, Margaret Smith has served as the director of the Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station and associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Her research is primarily on field corn, but also includes work on sweet corn.

Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Anthropology

The central preoccupation of Adam Smith's research and writing is the role that the material world—everyday objects, representational media, natural and built landscapes—plays in our political lives.  

Professor Emeritus, Chemistry

Dotsevi Sogah's research covers the design and synthesis of new polymers, preparation of protein-based polymers, and application of living polymerization methods to surface functionalization of nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes.

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Suyoung Son is a literary and cultural historian of early modern China (1500-1900). Her research focuses on the narrative tradition and social practice of writing and reading in the historical conditions of print culture, commercialization, and urbanization.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies
Meejeong Song has experience teaching all levels of Korean at Cornell. Her research interests include Second Language Acquisition, web-based teaching material development, interactive student group project development, and technology-aided teaching methodology.
Professor, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Kathryn Stam is a professor of anthropology at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. She serves as the coordinator of the online master’s program in information design and technology, and she teaches undergraduate anthropology.

Associate Professor of Playwriting, Department of Theatre Studies, Ithaca College

Saviana Stanescu is a Romanian-born poet and writer, and an award-winning playwright and ARTivist based in NY. She is the winner of New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Script, Samuel French OOB Festival, Best Romanian Play of the Year UNITER Award, and…

Professor and Department Chair, Natural Resources and the Environment

As a faculty member in resource policy and management, Richard Stedman’s teaching, outreach, and research focus on the interaction between social and ecological systems.

Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering

Tammo Steenhuis’s research is carried out over a trillion-fold scale range, from the transport of micro particles in soil pores to the effect of human interventions in the landscape on transport of water and sediment in large river basins.  He is also…

Faculty Associate in Research

Emiko Stock is a visual and historical anthropologist. Working with Chams (Cambodian Muslims) and Sayyids (descendants of the Prophet Muhammad), she traces passages between Sunnism and Shi’ism and Cambodia and Iran as a practice of history refracted in still and…

Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, Oxfam America
Patricia Stottlemyer is a human rights lawyer specializing in advocating for the U.S. to uphold its human rights obligations. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Professor, History and Classics
Associate professor of History

Peidong Sun is a social and cultural historian of the post-1949 period in China.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

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

Director, Comparative Muslim Societies Program

Eric Tagliacozzo is the John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the director of the Einaudi Center's Comparative Muslim Societies Program and a core faculty member of the Southeast Asia Program and South Asia Program.

Emeritus Maxwell Upson Professor of Government and Adjunct Professor, Cornell Law School

Department of Government, College of Arts and Sciences.

Professor, Asian Studies

Keith Taylor became interested in Vietnam as a result of his U.S. Army service in the Vietnam War. He earned his PhD in 1976 at the University of Michigan. He subsequently taught in Japan and Singapore for several years before returning to the United States in 1987…

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Felicia Qiuyun Teng teaches intermediate and advanced Chinese language and literature. She previously served as an editor at Beijing Publishing House and as a journalist and editor for Beijing Publishing House's University Students magazine.

Professor, Policy Analysis and Management
Sharon Tennyson is the director of public affairs graduate studies and coordinator of Einaudi's Disasters research team.
Senior Lecturer, Spanish Language

Brisa Teutli's areas of interest include web-enhanced and computer-assisted instruction, material development, teaching methods, learning strategies, language lab operation, teacher training, and study abroad.

Professor, Law
Chantal Thomas directs the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa at Cornell Law School. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Senior Extension Associate and Assistant Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Keith Tidball conducts integrated research, extension, and outreach activities in the area of ecological dimensions of human security. Tidball's work is focused on the interactions between humans and the rest of nature in the aftermath of disturbances such as…

Professor, Historic Preservation Planning

Geographic Research Area: Asia, the Middle East, and Central and South America

Teaching/Research Interests: Relationships between museums and the public, and preservation, planning, and religion 

Professor, Le Moyne College

Tooker, Deborah E., (Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Vietnamese

Thuy Tranviet has been teaching Vietnamese in the Department of Asian Studies since 2000. She teaches Vietnamese at all levels, including advanced courses in newspaper reading and Vietnamese contemporary literature.

Associate Professor, History

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan

Teaching/Research Interests: British Empire, legacy of Indo-Persian politics in colonial era, history of political and economic ideas, and the history of global…

Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities

Enzo Traverso is a historian of modern and contemporary Europe. His research focuses on the intellectual history and the political ideas of the twentieth century.

Professor, Public and Ecosystem Health

Alexander Travis is director of ithe Master of Public Health program in the College of Veterinary Medicine. His research explores a diverse set of subjects related to one health: interdisciplinary work that links the functions and well-being of people, animals, and…

Assistant Professor, Romance Studies

Irina Troconis’s areas of specialization include: Memory Studies, Venezuelan Studies, Politics and Performance, Affect Theory, and Digital Humanities.

John and Dyan Smith Professor of Management and Family Business

Margarita Tsoutsoura is an associate professor and Smith Family Business Professor of Finance at the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Associate Director, Global Development

Terry Tucker is a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Global Development. He serves as Co-Director of Graduate Studies for the MPS – Global Development program. His teaching and outreach work focuses on smallholder agriculture, especially farmers'…

Research Professor, Global Development
Hale Ann Tufan is interested in building gender-responsive agricultural research systems through curriculum development. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Professor Emeritus, Government and International Agriculture

Geographic Research Area: India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Bhutan

Teaching/Research Interests: development administration, irrigation management, local participation, agroecology, and strategies for…

Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Harold van Es is a Professor of Soil and Water Management with extension, research and teaching duties.

Professor, SUNY-Buffalo State

Vida Vanchan is a professor at SUNY-Buffalo State. She holds a doctorate in international economic and business geographies and a master’s degree in international trade from University at Buffalo.

Assistant Professor, Information Science
Aditya Vashistha's research focuses on creating social computing technologies that empower underserved communities worldwide. He is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology 

Matthew Velasco is an anthropological bioarchaeologist who studies ancient populations of the Peruvian Andes through the analysis of their skeletal remains.

Frederic J. Whiton Professor of Humanities, Performing and Media Arts

Amy Villarejo has published widely in cinema and media studies, with research on feminist and queer media, documentary film, Brazilian cinema, Indian cinema, American television, critical theory, and cultural studies. 

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Sofia A. Villenas is interested in how people teach and learn across home, school and community contexts, and how difference is constituted and made consequential in these endeavors. 

Professor, English

Helena María Viramontes is the author of The Moths and Other Stories and two novels, Under the Feet of Jesus and Their Dogs Came with Them. A recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the John Dos Passos Award for Literature, and…

Director of Collections, Cornell Library

Kizer S.

Director, East Asia Program and Associate Professor, Government

Jeremy Wallace is an associate professor in the Department of Government. He is the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2022-2025.

Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government

Nicolas van de Walle's primary field is comparative politics. His teaching and research focuses on the political economy of development, with a special focus on Africa, on democratization, and on the politics of economic reform.

Professor Emeritus, Biological and Environmental Engineering

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Sustainable development, particularly the nexus of water and energy
 

Professor Emeritus, Economics

Henry Wan's research focuses on development under globalization, the economics of East Asia, industrial policy, and welfare economics of international trade. 

Professor of Human Development, Psychology, and Cognitive Science

Qi Wang is professor of human development, psychology, and cognitive science at Cornell University. She is the past associate director of the Cornell East Asia Program and former department chair of human development.

Stephen H. Weiss Junior Fellow

Sara Warner is an associate professor of performing and media arts in the College of Arts and Sciences. The current director of Cornell's LGBT Studies Program, Warner is an affiliate faculty member in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexual Studies Program; Africana…

Professor, City and Regional Planning, and Global Development

Mildred Warner is an international expert on restructuring local government services, how to plan for more child- and age-friendly cities, and how to promote environmental sustainability at the local level.

Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Patricia Wasyliw is assistant dean and senior associate director of international admissions in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Associate Professor

Christopher Way is an associate professor of government. He is a member of the peace studies minor faculty in the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Indonesia is a major focus of Andrew Weintraub's research, particularly the musical, narrative, and theatrical practices of Sundanese people in West Java.

Professor, Linguistics

Geographic Research Area: South Asia

Teaching/Research Interests: Indo-European linguistics, especially the historical phonology and morphology of Greek, Latin and the Sabellic languages

Professor, SUNY-Albany

Meredith Weiss's research is in the field of comparative politics, focusing on Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Associate Professor, Government

Jessica Chen Weiss is the author of Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Welker's research centers on the ethical relationship between business and society. Her first project was an ethnographic study of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) industry that creates and installs voluntary social and environmental codes of conduct and…

Associate Professor, SUNY-Cortland

Future teachers often travel in Orvil White’s science methods class. Some go back in time to their elementary school days and some head to Thailand, both studying forces of motion through roller coaster models and properties of water through optical illusions.…

Professor, Linguistics

Whitman's main interest is the problem of language variation: its limits (how much specific subsystems can vary across languages) and predictors (what typological features co-occur systematically).

Professor, Anthropology

Andrew C. Willford is a professor of anthropology and Asian studies at Cornell University.

Faculty Director, Migration Studies Minor

Lindy Williams is a professor in the Department of Global Development. She is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's migration studies minor.

Senior Lecturer, Romance Studies

Kora E. Bättig von Wittelsbach is director of the Cornell-in-Turin Summer Program in modern European politics and the recipient of the Carpenter Award for Distinguished Advising and Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Associate Professor

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Environment, sustainable livelihoods, forest governance

Professor Emeritus, Linguistics and Asian Studies

Research Interests: Historical linguistics, lexicography, Austronesian linguistics

Assistant Professor, SC Johnson College of Business

Sarah Wolfolds is the Andrew M. Paul Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow and assistant professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Wolfolds's research examines the interaction between for-profit and nonprofit organizations in industries…

Vice Provost for International Affairs

Wendy Wolford is Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Her research includes work on international development, land use and distribution, social mobilization, agrarian societies, and critical…

Professor Emerita, Architecture

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Modern and contemporary urbanism and architecture and comparative modernities in the global south and global north
 

Professor, Asian Studies

Ding Xiang Warner's research interests include Chinese literature and literary thought from Han dynasty through the early Song, early and medieval Chinese intellectual history, and the study of textual production and text culture in premodern China.

Adjunct Associate Professor, Government

XU Xin is the program manager for the China and Asia-Pacific Studies program (CAPS). His research and teaching focus on Chinese foreign policy and East Asian international relations.

Migrations Faculty Fellow

Stephen Yale-Loehr coleads the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.

Assistant Professor

Duanyi Yang joined the faculty of the ILR School’s Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History after completing her Ph.D. at MIT Sloan School of Management. Her research investigates how organizational policies operate within different institutional contexts.…

Assistant Professor

Ivanna Sang Een Yi is a scholar of Korean literature, culture, and performance. Her research focuses on the performative dimensions of living oral traditions as they interact with written literature and the environment from the late Chosŏn period to the present.…

Retired Associate Director, Food and Nutrition Policy Program

Stephen Younger is currently a scholar in residence at Ithaca College's Department of Economics.

Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Professor in Chinese Law

Xingzhong Yu's academic interests include Chinese law and legal history, social theory, comparative legal philosophy, constitutional law, and cultural studies of law.

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Kelly Zamudio is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and faculty curator of Herpetology at the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates. Her research interests lie in the fields of population biology, population genetics, systematics, and…

Assistant Professor, Applied Economics and Policy

Wendong Zhang’s research focuses on agricultural and environmental economics, Chinese agriculture, agricultural trade, water conservation, and farmland markets. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Curator Wason East Asian Collection

Liren Zheng is the curator of the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia at the Cornell University Library. Previously he was the curator of the Dr. Shao You-Bao Overseas Chinese Research and Documentation Center, Ohio University Library.

Assistant Professor, Global Development

John Zinda studies social and environmental change, primarily in rural China.

Assistant Professor, Architecture

Sasa Zivkovic directs Cornell AAP's Robotic Construction Laboratory, an interdisciplinary research group investigating robotic based construction technology. He is a coprincipal of HANNAH, an experimental architecture practice based in Ithaca, New York.

Lecturer, Yale University

Eve Zucker’s research focuses on the aftermath of mass violence in Cambodia through the lenses of social memory, morality, the imagination, trust and everyday practices.