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Welcome to Global Spheres Journal at UCSB

Global Spheres Journal (GSJ) at UC Santa Barbara is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that explores and analyzes globalization and global-scale issues from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. GSJ encourages innovative approaches that bridge social sciences and humanities, and seeks to open up new conversations that speak to contemporary global issues. The journal addresses a diversity of social, cultural, political, economic, environmental, and legal issues with a holistic perspective that aspires to further our understanding of the contemporary societies. Global Spheres Journal has published a wide range of articles on a variety of topics, first as Law and Society Journal, and then as Global Societies Journal, since 2001.


Previous issues of Global Spheres Journal:

Global Societies Journal
Volume 4 (2016)
Now Available!

The GSJ Podcast is live!
Listen to an interview with UCSB Professor
Dr. Paul Amar

Find out how to submit your scholarship
to Global Spheres Journal

University of California's eScholarship

eScholarship provides a suite of open access, scholarly publishing services and research tools that enable scholars to retain direct control over the creation and dissemination of the full range of their scholarship. For more information please visit the eScholarship website.

Join the team

We are seeking new enthusiastic, driven, and qualified editors from the University of California System and beyond. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student and are interested in working with us, please submit a resume, cover letter and a writing sample to globalsocieties@global.ucsb.edu.

Submit your photos and artwork to GSJ!

We look for artwork with a global theme from students and photographers. Contests for best photo and best photo essay take place each spring, but entries are ongoingly accepted. Email us your best work, we'd love to see it.

Global Square Podcast

Interested in learning more about the research done at UC Santa Barbara? Listen to the student interviews with faculty based on our campus.

The GSJ Blog

GSJ Blog highlights current events and the processes of globalization running rampant in our contemporary world. To read more about on-going debates directed to the general student population visit our blog here.