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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.

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.

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,…

Professor, Near Eastern Studies

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

Associate Professor, 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.

Binenkorb Director, South Asia Program
Iftikhar Dadi is a professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies.
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, Near Eastern Studies

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

Goldwin Smith Professor, Africana Studies
Associate Professor, Anthropology

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

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…

Administrative Assistant
Associate Professor, Africana Studies
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, Near Eastern Studies

David Powers is a Professor of Near Eastern Studies. 

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.