The department of Global and International Studies embraces critical interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the most pressing global issues of our times such as racial capitalism & inequality; war, militarism & conflict; migration & refugees; indigeneity; climate crisis; environmental justice; human rights; gender & sexual rights; global social movements; democracy & authoritarianism.

Welcome to the new 2023 academic year which promises to be a very exciting one. We welcome our fourth cohort of doctoral students as well as three new faculty with wide-ranging expertise in issues of comparative racial politics, Black political thought, diaspora, political sociology, urban studies, global environmental justice, and US militarism. These outstanding scholars have deep field experience in Africa and Latin America and will help the department’s mission 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 welcome everyone to the new academic year and embrace the opportunities ahead.   Learn more . . . 
Eve Darian-Smith
Department Chair




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