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Visiting Fellows

Carol Colfer giving keynote address at IUFRO 2014 World Congress

Carol Colfer

Visiting Fellow, CIIFAD, Cornell University, Senior Associate, Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia

Carol Colfer is a Senior Associate (anthropologist) with CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia); and a Visiting Fellow at CIIFAD (Cornell Institute for  International Food and Agricultural Development) at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She has long, ethnographic experience in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the United States; and global, forest-related experience in criteria and indicators, adaptive collaborative management and governance.



Lecturer, Department of Pedalangan, Institute of Indonesian Arts Surakarta, Surakarta, Indonesia

Darsono is a highly accomplished performer of classical Javanese gamelan. He is working towards his master's degree on the subject at ISI Surakarta, his alma mater. Darsono has teaching experience not only in his home country but also in the US and the Netherlands. For the 2018-2019 year, he will be a Visiting Critic here at Cornell, serving as a guest director of the Cornell Gamelan Ensemble. He will also collaborate with the Department of Music on new projects.

Ea Darith

Darith Ea

Deputy Director, Angkor International Center for Documentation and Research Head of Angkor Ceramic Unit

Darith Ea is an archaeologist hailing from Phnom Penh who specializes in Khmer ceramics, specifically those from the Angkor period. In 2017, he served as the guide at Angkor for the Cornell students participating in Prof. Kaja McGowan's "Performing Angkor: Dance, Silk & Stone" class. Together, he and Prof. McGowan will be teaching the seminar entitled "Water: Art and Politics" in the fall of 2018.

Hằng Thị Thúy Nguyễn

Hằng Nguyễn

Lecturer and Researcher, Faculty of International Politics and Diplomacy, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Hanoi

Hằng Thị Thúy Nguyễn is a lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi. Her research interests are U.S.-Vietnam relations, U.S.-EU relations, the Asia-Pacific region, and foreign policy analysis. During her stay, which will be for the duration of the 2018-2019 academic year, she will be working on a research project on U.S.-Vietnam security cooperation since 2011, including the impact of the rise of China.

S. Osterreich

Shaianne Osterreich

Associate Professor and Ithaca Seminar Coordinator, Department of Economics, Ithaca College

Shaianne Osterreich is an associate professor of economics at Ithaca College. Her research interests are international trade, poverty alleviation, and gender, and she has been working on/with Indonesia since 2006. In 2005-2006 she was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. As a visiting fellow, she is working on the linkages between Indonesian manufacturing and the Decent Work agenda, put forth by the ILO and the Government of Indonesia.

Alexandre Pelletier

Alexandre Pelletier

PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of Toronto

Alexandre Pelletier is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto who is working on a dissertation entitled "The Political Economy of religious fields: Explaining variation in Islamic militancy in post-Suharto Indonesia." He will conduct postdoctoral research on religious intolerance and anti-minority mobilization in Islamic Indonesia at Cornell for two years starting in September 2018.

Faizah Zakaria

Faizah Zakaria

Post-Doctoral Fellow, College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Faizah Binte Zakaria is a post-doctoral fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Originally a mathematics teacher at a junior college, she has since ventured further afield to explore matters closer to her heart: environmental, social and subaltern histories in the linguistically and racially diverse Southeast Asian region she calls home. While at Cornell, she intends to write journal articles and revise her thesis for publication.

Xiaojia Zhou

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of International Politics, Fudan University, Shanghai

Xiaojia Zhou is a post-doctoral fellow at Fudan University in Shanghai. His areas of interest are international relations and comparative politics. While at Cornell, he will work on a comparative research project on how Buddhism influences policies toward religious minorities in Burma and Thailand.