UCSB’s Global Studies Department Faculty, Staff, PhD and MA Students

Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair in Sikh Studies supports visiting professors, lectures, and courses in Sikh and Punjab studies. 

Global Studies Department hosts Nobel Peace Prize winner, Tawakkol Karman

Welcome to Global Studies at UCSB

January 2017 marked the seventeenth anniversary of the establishment of UCSB’s pioneering Global & International Studies Program. When established in early 1999, it was widely recognized as one of the nation's first interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in international studies to focus on globalization. Today, the Program is now the Department of Global Studies and has a highly successful Masters Program in Global Studies, a PhD emphasis in Global Studies, and will welcome the third cohort of PhD students this fall.

About the Department

Alumni & Friends

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Upcoming Events

Orentation for new graduate students.
Reception for department - all faculty, affiliates! and graduate students invited.

  1. September 25, 2017


Global Studies is an emergent field concerned with understanding the historical and contemporary...

The Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa...

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The Global Studies...

Learn at Lunch Series featuring Global Studies Instructor, Miles Krumpak


Marina Stephanie Quintanilla, who is graduating with bachelor of art degrees in global studies...

The rapid growth of economies in Asia and the global South has led to a momentous shift in the...

Recently launched by Global Studies PhD student, Tym Chadjas, Global Square Podcast features...