Book Launch Party for Professor Clitandre with writer Edwidge Danticat

Book Launch Party for Professor Clitandre with guest writer Edwidge Danticat (May, 2019)

MA Graduate Students Visit Direct Relief

Global Studies Faculty Retreat 2019

Mellon Sawyer Seminar Refugio State Beach Field Trip 2019 (Photo by: Emily Roehl)

UCSB Global Studies Professor Alison Brysk hosts 2018 Mellichamp-Orfalea Human Rights Workshop

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


Learn more about Theo's dissertation titled Petro-Hegemony and the Carbon Rebellion: Strategies, Narratives and Tactics on the Frontlines of Climate Justice

In naming this area of excellence, the Dean has invited departments across the Division to participate in a multi-year hiring initiative, though which we seek to achieve deep and sustained interdisciplinary expertise and collaboration on Global Migration, in research, teaching, and service.

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Mellichamp Endowed Chair Jan Nederveen Pieterse (Department of Global Studies and Sociology,...