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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.

Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Enoch Aboi’s research focus is in the fields of philosophy (phenomenology), sociology (social identity), and politics (politics of difference) in a multidisciplinary study of how social identity influences the way individuals/groups engage other individuals/groups,…

Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)
Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Zinab Attai is a PhD student in the department of Government. Her broad research interests include state building, governance, and gender in conflict-affected states.

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.
Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Addison Barton’s research focuses on international and transnational mechanisms of norm diffusion in civil conflict. He is interested in using various micro-processes of socialization to explain this curious phenomenon. 

Director, Institute for European Studies

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

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.

Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Frances Cayton is a second year Ph.D. student in Cornell University’s Department of Government with a primary concentration in comparative politics and minors in methodology and international relations. 

Program Manager
Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Musckaan is a PhD student in the Department of Government. Her research explores how postcolonial statecraft is bound up in the parameters of political imagination inscribed by the historical event of decolonization.

Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Songtao Duan is a first-year master’s student at the Brooks School of Public Policy.  His research interests include the comparative and international political economy of development, foreign aid, state building, authoritarian politics, and democratization.

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…

Associate Professor, Anthropology

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

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.

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.

Professor, History

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan

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

John Stambaugh Professor of History Emerita
Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Emily Jackson is a PhD student in comparative politics in the Department of Government at Cornell University. Her research interests include social movements, reproductive politics, public opinion, and gender in Latin America and the U.S. 

Graduate Student

Parijat Jha is a PhD student in Anthropology, with research interests in agriculture, apple cultivation and climate change in the Western Himalayas, and the social, environmental, and political-economic conditions surrounding labor migration in South Asia.

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.

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.

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,…

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 Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy Emeritus
Sue G. and Harry E. Bovay Jr. Professor in History and Ethics of Engineering
John L. Wetherill Professor
Sarah Kreps's teaching and research focus on the intersection of international politics, technology, and national security.
Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Joseph is a third year PhD student in the Government Department specializing in comparative politics. He studies legacies of political violence and identity. He is currently working on a project exploring patterns of group identification and consciousness in…

Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Clara Lee is a second-year master’s student in public administration with a concentration in human rights and social justice with a minor in peace studies. Her interest involves conflict resolution and peace building.

PACS Steering Committee Member
Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Lin Li-Han is a PhD student in the Department of Government. Her research interest lies in discovering the potential of nonviolent civil struggle and the relationship between democracy and nonviolence. 

Professor, Law
Professor, Government and Law
Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Avishai Melamed is a graduate student in the Department of Government. His research focuses on international relations, particularly how foreign policy and long-term strategies evolve in response to changing conditions, resources, and new technologies.

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.

Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Brian O’Keefe is a PhD student in the Department of Government at Cornell University. His primary research interests include U.S. and Chinese foreign and security policy, comparative politics, and political psychology.

Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor, Law
Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Chijioke Onah is currently a PhD student in the Literatures in English Department, where he specializes in African Literature, Black Studies, Ecocriticism, and Memory Studies.

Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Aimée Plukker is a Ph.D. student in the History Department. She is a historian of modern and contemporary Europe with research interests in cultural and intellectual history, transnational history, urban history, the Cold War, and politics and aesthetics. Her…

Professor, Law
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.

Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Radwa Saad is a 3rd year PhD student in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. She holds an MSc in Security and Development from King’s College London and is an alumni fellow of the African Leadership Centre’s Peace Security and Development…

Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Xinlei Sha is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. She is doing research on Chinese female migrant workers in East Africa. Her interests include Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sociocultural Anthropology, and Visual Anthropology.

Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Aishwarya Shankar is pursuing a master’s in landscape architecture at the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her thesis explores from a novel perspective the climate change conflict zones of ancient sites of petroglyphs in Maharashtra, India. 

Associate Professor

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

Professor, History and Classics
Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Mariah Thompson is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Africana Studies at Cornell University. Her research is at the intersection of legal and extralegal means for the social policing and control of black people in America through what she articulates as…

Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Aleksandar Vladicic is a PhD student of government at Cornell University. His research interests include international and comparative political economy, with a focus on the politics of migration, international labor law, group identity, globalization and…

Graduate Student, Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Darren Wan is a PhD student in the History Department. His research focuses on the ways South Chinese and South Indian migrant workers articulated claims to citizenship in the early postcolonial states of Burma and Malaya.

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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.

Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Roderick Wijunamai is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. His research interests include agrarian change, climate change, customary law, and food systems.

Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Chencong Zhu is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. His research broadly addresses the entanglement of developmentalism and militarization, with a geographic focus on the postwar China-Taiwan border.