About Global Studies

SSMS Building - Photo

January 2016 marked the sixteenth 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 second cohort of PhD students this fall. A growing and successful interdisciplinary program.

More About the Program -

Contact Us

Mailing Address
University of California
Global & International Studies Program
Social Sciences & Media Studies Bldg., 2nd floor
Campus Mail Code: 7065
Santa Barbara , CA 93106-7065

Undergraduate: (805) 893-7860
Graduate: (805) 893-4668
Fax: (805) 893-8003

Program Directory
Campus Maps

Support the Program

We invite you to be part of the Program’s success in educating the next generation of leaders. More info...


Search form

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. Professor Juergensmeyer, the current chair, is pictured with visting professors Shinder Thandi (left) and Mohinder Singh (right).

MA candidate, Miranda Fox and Former President Bill Clinton.

MA candidate, Miranda Fox and Former President Bill Clinton.

Global News

  • Global Studies Goes Big at Grad Slam

The Global Studies Graduate Students in both the MA and PhD programs had the largest participant...

A series of lectures that foregrounds the  importance of learning from others not trained in the Euro-American academy and promotes the enrichment of an intercultural dialogue about the world's pressing global issues.

 - UCSB researchers say EU-Turkey deal on refugees glosses over the legal and geopolitical realities of the migrant crisis.

Last Sunday, February 7, 2016, the day of the Super Bowl, over 50 students from the Global...

The international Summer School, “Decolonizing Knowledge and Power,” is an undertaking that aims at enlarging the scope of the conversation (analysis and investigation) of the hidden agenda of modernity (that is, coloniality) in the sphere of knowledge and higher education. This course is offered through the Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues, in Barcelona, Spain, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley.