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

The UCSB Department of History and the Center for Cold War Studies and International History is hosting a panel discussion titled, "Politics in the Age of Trump: Some Historical Perspective."

  1. May 25, 2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm

Manisha Anantharaman, Assistant Professor of Justice, Community and Leadership at Saint Mary’s College of California, talks about the environmental politics of urban sustainability in Bangalore, India. 

  1. June 1, 2017 -
    4:00pm to 5:00pm


  • The Global Turn

We are excited to announce the upcoming release of "The Global Turn" -- a new book by our very own Dr. Eve Darian-Smith and Dr. Philip McCarty!

  • Orfalea reunion

Former students of Paul Orfalea gathered at Dr. Juergensmeyer's house on the weekend of March...

  • China's Contingencies and Globalization

"China's Contingencies and Globalization"--a new book co-edited by Dr. Nederveen Pieterse--was just released by Routledge

  • UCSB Campus

Sciences and Arts programs are expecting to lose mollions in grant dollars, especially those...

  • Students and Faculty with Celso Amorim

The Department of Global Studies is honored to host Celso Amorim for the launching of his new...

 - 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...