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  • Professor and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus
  • SSMS (room pending)
  • Associate Professor
  • Graduate Director
  • Graduate Diversity Officer

Graduate student office hours Fall 2023: (drop in) Wednesdays 2-4pm in SSMS 2129

  • SSMS 2129
  • Distinguished Professor

​International human rights

Dr Nicole Cerpa Vielma is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Global Studies at UCSB.
  • Assistant Professor

Fields: Heterodox Political Economy; Financialization; Money and Banking; Financial Markets and Institutions; Post-Keynesian Economics; Dependency Theory; Mixed-Methods 

Areas of Expertise: International Financial Subordination; Latin American Economies; Cross-Border Capital Flows; Pension Funds; Green Finance; Feminist Economics; International Monetary System; Hierarchies in Global Finance; Social Network Analysis; Interviews; Methodology

  • SSMS 2131
  • Assistant Professor
  • Affiliate faculty member in the Department of Geography and the Interdepartmental PhD Emphasis in Environment and Society
  • Assistant Professor

Global political economy; Technology; Labor; Postcolonial Development; Social Theory; Supply chains, Logistics, and Infrastructure studies

  • Senior Continuing Lecturer

International climate politics, global environmental governance, sustainable development, political economy, international organizations and governance

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of the Division of Social Sciences Faculty Mentoring Program
  • Chair of Global Studies DEI Committee
  • Member of Committee on Admissions Enrollment and Relations with Schools (CAERS)
  • Affiliate Faculty Member of: Black Studies; Comparative Literature; Feminist Studies; English; Migration Iniative
  • African Diaspora
  • Caribbean literature
  • Post-colonial Literature
  • Haitian literature, culture, history
  • Gender and transnationalism
  • Migration and identity
  • Anti-colonialism and Decoloniality
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  • Professor

postcolonial theory and global media

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Global Theory and Culture

Global Ethics;

Cosmopolitanisms in a World of Global Absolutisms;

Globalizing the Humanities;

American Literary, Cultural, Intellectual, and Religious Studies

  • SSMS (room pending)
  • SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences
  • Assistant Professor
Global migration and forced displacement
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  • Assistant Professor

Global political economy of urbanization, ecology and agrarian change, with a focus on post-colonial Africa

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Global Studies as an emerging field

Global rise of religious violence

Nationalism and transnational in a global age

Sikhism and South Asian religion and politics

Global religion; conflict resolution 

  • Associate Professor

Specializing in the literary and cultural study of the Caribbean, Europe and North Africa from the eighteenth century to the present.

  • Department Chair
  • Endowed Chair Kundan Kaur Kapany Professor of Sikh Studies
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  • Professor & Vice Chair - Global Studies
  • Faculty Affiliate - Economics

Fields: Development Economics; Labor Economics; Political Economy.

Topics: Structural transformation; Globalization; Employment; Education; Public Services.

  • Distinguished Professor and Mellichamp Chair in Globalization
  • Professor
  • Ellison 3720 (Political Science Department)
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  • Assistant Professor

Conflict and violence, civil wars, protests and repression, statebuilding, democracy and authoritarianism, African and Latin American politics