Global Studies MA and PhD students attend the Human Rights Watch Gala

Refugio State Beach Field Trip (Photo by: Emily Roehl)

Global Studies 2018 Cohort students and Department Chair Prof. Alison Brysk

Global Studies Department hosts 2018 UCSB Mellichamp-Orfalea Human Rights Workshop by Prof. Alison Brysk

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

Upcoming Events

Join Professor Clitandre in celebrating the publication of her book, Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary, with special guest writer Edwidge Danticat.

  1. May 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Professor Javiera Barandiarán and co-authors Tristan Partridge and Mona Damluji discuss the new oil development in Santa Barbara county

The Global Studies Colloquium Series in conjunction with the Orfalea Endowment for the Master's Program in Global Studies is proud to present our Winter 2019 schedule. The theme of the series is how scholars engage with the global.

  • Barandiaran featured in the UCSB Current

Professor Barandiarán explores the interplay of science and the environment in neoliberal Chile.

The Department of Global Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara invites...
  • New York Times Article 12-14-18: "Argentina’s #MeToo Moment"

Human Rights expert Professor Alison Brysk was recently cited in the New York Times...

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