Tom Pepinsky

I am the Walter F. LaFeber Professor of Government and Public Policy at Cornell University and a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.

I study the interaction of political and economic systems around the world, with a special focus on Southeast Asia. Recently, I have been thinking about how to relate these systems to social categories. I am also interested in how we construct explanations and make inferences in the social sciences. You can read my CV here.

I am the Director of the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell (SEAP),¬†editor of the Journal of East Asian Studies (JEAS), and co-founder and member of the Executive Board of the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG). I am also a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Analytical Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS) and the steering committee of the International Political Economy Society (IPES). I’ve enjoyed visiting and short-term appointments at Amsterdam, the ANU, Freiburg, Griffith, the Hertie School, and NUS.

This page has links to my research, including papers and presentation slides, replication materials, and a list of current and past collaborators; and information about teaching and advising, including syllabi and current and former PhD students. You might also be interested in my blog. Sign up for office hours here.

Contact Info

Department of Government
Cornell University
322 White Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853