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Global Public Voices Fellows

Global Public Voices fellows from Cornell are working with nonprofit and international partners to expand the reach of Cornell’s academic expertise to new audiences. See Global Public Voices in the Media.


Cornell Fellows

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

Oxfam and External Fellows

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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.