Eric Tagliacozzo is an associate professor of history at Cornell, where he primarily teaches Southeast Asian studies. He is the director of Cornell's Comparative Muslim Societies Program, the director of the Cornell Modern Indonesia Project, and the editor of the journal INDONESIA.
Eric is the author of Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915 (Yale, 2005), which won the Harry J. Benda Prize from the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) in 2007. He is currently finishing his second monograph, The Longest Journey: Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca, which will be published by Oxford University Press.
Eric is the editor or co-editor of Southeast Asia and the Middle East: Islam, Movement, and the Longue Duree (Stanford, 2009); Clio/Anthropos: Exploring the Boundaries Between History and Anthropology (Stanford, 2009); The Indonesia Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Duke, 2009), and Chinese Circulations: Capital, Commodities and Networks in Southeast Asia (forthcoming, Duke, 2011).
Eric on CornellCast
In this podcast, recorded in January 2010 at the American Museum of Natural History, Eric joins Tom Standage, business affairs editor for The Economist, and culinary expert Julie Sahni to discuss food as a driving force behind economic expansion, industrial development, and geopolitical competition.