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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
Professor, Romance Studies
Professor, Entomology
LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Angelica Aguirre is a PhD student in the History Department. Her studies focus on space and politics surrounding counterinsurgency in Southern Mexico.

LASP Visiting Scholar
Leonardo Aires de Castro is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Political Science Program (PPGPol) in the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil.
LASP Visiting Scholar 2020-21

Dario Azzellini holds a PhD in political science and sociology. His research focuses on social transformation, especially on forms of local self-government, new forms of labor organization, workers’ self-management, social movements and commons, with a special focus…

Professor, Cornell Law School
Director, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program

Ernesto Bassi's research interests coalesce around two significant questions: How do people develop geographic and cultural identifications? How do geographic regions come into being?

LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Karina Beras is a PhD student in Anthropology. Her research explores (un)belonging and (dis)placement in relation to statelessness. Specifically, she focuses on Dominicans of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic.

LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Gloria is a native of Haiti and a fourth year MS/PhD student in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. Her work focuses on community-based agroforestry programs and their social and ecological impacts on rural communities in developing countries,…

Associate Professor, English
Associate Professor, History
Senior Lecturer, SC Johnson College of Business

Lourdes Casanova is the Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director of the Emerging Markets Institute.

Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies

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.

Assistant Professor, Romance Studies
Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor

Geographic Research Area: South Asia

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

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies
Senior Lecturer, Labor Relations, Law, and History
Professor Emeritus, International and Comparative Labor
Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School
Professor, History

Raymond Craib's research and teaching interests revolve around the intersections of space, politics, and everyday practice.

Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences
Professor, Psychology and Neurobiology
Assistant Professor, Latina/o Studies 
LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Jasmim Drigo is a PhD candidate in linguistics. She is interested in historical linguistics, language diversity, and in Brazilian Portuguese.

Director, Cornell Farmworkers Program

Mary Jo Dudley is a faculty member in the Department of Development Sociology.

Professor Emeritus, Soil and Crop Sciences
Professor Emeritus, Africana Studies and Research Center 
Professor, Natural Resources
Professor Emerita, Anthropology 
Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies 
John P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor

Gary Fields is the John P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor and professor of economics at Cornell University. He is the 2014 winner of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, the top worldwide award in the field.

Assistant Professor, Nutrition
LACS Visiting Scholar 2018-21

David Flaten is a LACS visiting scholar and History Professor at Tompkins Cortland Community College, and is researching the opportunities to create a course extension trip to Chile for students at our partner institution Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3).…

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 
LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Matías G. Flores is an MS/PhD student in the Department of Global Development. He is from Santiago, Chile. His research focuses on Higher Education and Development, particularly in Public Engagement and University Extension in Latin America.

Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs

Gustavo Flores-Macías is an associate professor of government. 

Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology 
Senior Research Associate, Plant Biology
Professor, American Studies
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology
Professor Emeritus, City and Regional Planning
Robert G. Tobin Professor of Food Marketing
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. 

Professor, Global Development
Professor Emeritus, Maternal and Child Nutrition
Professor, Anthropology
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…

LACS Graduate Fellow ’21-‘22

Emily is a Ph.D. student in the Government Department. Her research focuses on social movements and gender, with a particular interest in framing and intergenerational activist cooperation in Argentina.

Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences