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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

 

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,…

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…

Director, Institute for European Studies

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

European Studies Minor Ambassador

Mariana coordinates event planning, marketing, and outreach for the European Studies minor. She is a fourth-year architecture student at the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP).

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.
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, Government

Alexandre Cirone's research interests center on historical political economy, democratization, and party systems in new democracies and multilevel governance in European politics.

Administrative Assistant

Maeve Coughlin is the administrative assistant for the Institute for European Studies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Stetson University and was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Germany in 2018-2019. 

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.

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…

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.

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.

PhD, Regional Affiliate Scholar

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

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.

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.

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 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…

PhD candidate at Istanbul University in Political Science

Melik is a PhD candidate at Istanbul University in the Political Science program. His research focuses on comparative politics, and in particular populism in Turkey and in global perspective. At Cornell, he is mentored by Prof. Kenneth Roberts (Government) and Prof…

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…

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.
Senior Lecturer, Comparative Literature

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

Graduate Student, Near Eastern Studies

Amr Leheta is a PhD student in Cornell University's Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Student Assistant for European Studies

Andrew provides overall administrative support and manages special research projects for the Institute for European Studies. As a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, he has a double major in philosophy and economics and has a strong interest in the history…

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.

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.

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.
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.

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…

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–…

Assistant Professor of Government

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

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.

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.

Graduate Student, Architecture

Ecem Sarıçayır is pursuing a PhD in history of architecture and urban development at Cornell University.

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.
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.

Associate Professor, German Studies

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

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.  

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…

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.

Director of Collections, Cornell Library

Kizer S.

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.

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.

Program Manager

Patricia Young is the Program Manager for the Institute for European Studies. She has a doctorate in Political Science from Rutgers University and a master's in Economics from the University of Victoria, Canada.

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.

Student Assistant for European Studies

Adnan is a third-year government major who provides overall administrative support for the Institute for European Studies.