The department of Global and International Studies embraces critical interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the most pressing global issues of our times such as climate change, systemic racism, regional conflict, human rights, globaL health and rising authoritarianism.

Welcome to Fall 2022 and our return to campus! The coming year promises to be a very exciting one. We welcome our third cohort of doctoral students – a terrific group of junior scholars bringing together humanistic and social science insights. We also welcome a new set of undergraduate students who bring to our community much passion and energy in seeking a better and more just world. Finally, we welcome four new faculty with wide-ranging expertise in issues of race, indigeneity, settlor colonialism, migration, refugees, border conflicts, militarism, plurinational governance, and environmental justice. These outstanding global scholars will be critical in broadening inclusive scholarship and decolonizing knowledge production within the academy. They also underscore the leadership role our department is taking in the field of Global Studies as we build out our interdisciplinary curriculum that engages with the pressing issues of the 21st century. I am thrilled to be back on campus and embrace the opportunities the year ahead presents. Learn more . . . 
Eve Darian-Smith
Department Chair


Land Acknowledgement
We recognize our presence on the ancestral shared territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva Peoples, who hold strong cultural, spiritual, and physical ties to the land where we live and work.




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