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 a growing PhD in Global Studies program.

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to understanding globalization as a multidimensional, multi-level and historical process. Global Studies bridges social science and humanistic approaches to analyze the social, cultural, political, environmental, and economic consequences of global flows, institutions, and processes. Global Studies scholarship is motivated by engagement with contemporary transnational social problems across multiple theoretical perspectives and methodologies.

About the Department


Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance Alison Brysk will speak on "Constructing Rights in Taiwan: The Feminist Factor" on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 4-5:30pm in the Lane Room, Ellison Hall 3824.

The Department of Global Studies will be hiring Associates and Teaching Assistants for Summer...

For those interested in teaching as a Temporary Lecturer for the Department of Global Studies, please see our UC Recruit Application portal for details.

Eugene will be presenting on "The Pornographic Production of Global Insecurity," during the February Lunch & Learn. The event will take place on February 14, 2020 from 12-1pm in the Library, Room 1312.

Meet other people who have spent significant time abroad, share stories and challenges, and build a new network of international friends and colleagues!

On January 31, 2020, a roundtable will be held on "Global Dynamics of Authoritarian Populism" from 9am-12:30pm on UC Santa Barbara's campus in SSMS 2135.