News & Events




Mellichamp Endowed Chair Jan Nederveen Pieterse (Department of Global Studies and Sociology,...
Our newest faculty member Professor Charmaine Chua serves as Review and Open Site Editor of...
Congratulations to our Global Studies undergraduate student's award announcement from Career...

Please join us in congratulating Professor Paul Amar on this exciting opportunity as the new...

PhD Global Studies students win research awards from Graduate Division & external agencies to support research: Tym Chajdas, Sylvia Cifuentes, Sarp Kurgan, Mariah Miller, Pratik Raghu.

Appy for a Teaching Assistant position with the Global Studies Department in 2019-20

Featured Events

The Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy is pleased to host a Pop Up Discussion on activism, organizing and change on Tuesday, November 19th from 11:30AM-1PM in 2320 Girvetz Hall. The discussion will focus on Ady Barkan's new book - Eyes to the Wind: A Memoir of Love and Death, Hope and Resistance and will be guided by Dr. Jia-Ching Chen. 

  1. November 19, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Global Studies Colloquium Series

The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture and lunch series, which has been made possible by the generosity of the Orfalea Endowment for the Master's Program in Global Studies.  The Colloquium Series strives to open and explore a wide range of interdisciplinary debates and their interaction and engagement with the global, hosting new guest speakers each quarter from UCSB and beyond. Professor Jan Nederveen Pieterse is currently the Director of the Colloquium Series. For more information, please contact our Colloquium Fellow Brett Aho at:
When?  Various Thursdays, 12:30-2pm
Where?  SSMS 2001 (2nd Floor Global Studies Conference Room in the Social Sciences and Media Studies Building)
Who?  The Global Studies Colloquium Series is open to everyone interested in attending the talks.
~ Lunch provided ~


Upcoming Events

The schedule for Fall Quarter 2019 is as follows:




Boike Rehbein, Humboldt University, Berlin, Director of Asian Studies, Global Studies

Global Studies and Emancipation  10/3
Scott Marcus, UCSB Ethnomusicology, Chair, Founder of the Middle Eastern Ensemble, and directs the World Music Series Interconnected Music Worlds (Arab, Turkish, Iranian, Indian) 10/17
Marko Peljhan, UCSB Media Arts and Technology, Chair Arctic Perspective Initiative and the Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation 10/31
Kai Thaler, UCSB Global Studies, Assistant Professor Armed Group-state Relations in World Politics 11/14