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.

WWelcome to the Department of Global and International Studies at UC Irvine! Despite the extraordinary challenges presented by the global pandemic, the coming year promises to be a very exciting one. Our department is taking a leadership role in the field of global studies with our critical interdisciplinary faculty and curriculum that engages with the pressing issues of the 21st century. This year we welcome our first cohort of doctoral students – an outstanding group of critical scholars bringing together humanistic and social science insights. And we will be hiring new faculty in Global Racial Studies and Global Indigenous Studies to broaden understanding and decolonize knowledge production within the academy. We are thrilled by the opportunities the year presents. Learn more . . . 
Eve Darian-Smith
Department Chair


Land Acknowledgement
We respect and honor Native American and Pacific Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Native American and Pacific Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.




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