Global Studies MA and PhD Students Attend the Human Rights Watch Gala

Global Studies MA and PhD Students Attend the Human Rights Watch Gala

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

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


Professor Emeritus Richard Appelbaum co-authored a new book Innovation in China (Polity Press, 2018), which examines China’s drive to become the world leader in technological innovation.

Edited by Mark Juergensmeyer, Manfred B. Steger, Saskia Sassen, with Victor Faessel

In Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary, Professor Nadège T. Clitandre offers a comprehensive analysis of Danticat’s exploration of the dialogic relationship between nation and diaspora.

Professor Javiera Barandiarán's new book covers the politics of scientific advice across four environmental conflicts in Chile, when the state acted as a “neutral broker” rather than protecting the common good.

  • The Future of Human Rights

Drawing on Professor Alison Brysk's extensive experience as a leading human rights scholar and activist, The Future of Human Rights offers a broad and authoritative guide to the big questions in global human rights governance today.