News & Events




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.

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 Winter Quarter 2020 is as follows:


January 16, 2020

"Global labor standards and the quest for social justice, 1919-2019"
Professor Eileen Boris, UCSB Feminist Studies

January 23, 2020

"Theft is property! Dispossession and critical theory"
Professor Robert Nichols, Political Science, University of Minnesota 

January 30, 2020

"Illiberal politics East and West: Thinking through the conjuncture via Hong Kong"
Professor Daniel Vukovich, Hong Kong University, Humanities, Globalization and Culture 

February 6, 2020

"Expanding the focus of digital innovation"
Professor Elizabeth Belding, UCSB Computer Science 

February 20, 2020

A global ethnography of Chinese investments in Brazilian agribusiness"
Professor Gustavo de Oliveira, UC Irvine Global Studies 

February 26, 2020 [scheduled on Wednesday, not Thursday] 

"The informal globe: paradoxes of the Global Informality Project"
Professor Alena Ledeneva, Politics and Society, University College London

March 5, 2020

"India ‘right’: The making and unmaking of Indian citizenship"
Professor Anshu Malhotra and panel, UCSB 


The Fall Quarter 2019 schedule included:

October 3, 2019
"Global Studies and Emancipation" 
Boike Rehbein, Humboldt University, Berlin, Director of Asian Studies, Global Studies
October 17, 2019 
"Interconnected Music Worlds (Arab, Turkish, Iranian, Indian)"
Scott Marcus, UCSB Ethnomusicology, Chair, Founder of the Middle Eastern Ensemble, and directs the World Music Series
October 31, 2019
"Arctic Perspective Initiative and the Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation"
Marko Peljhan, UCSB Media Arts and Technology, Chair 
November 14, 2019
"Armed Group-state Relations in World Politics"
Kai Thaler, UCSB Global Studies, Assistant Professor 
December 5, 2019
"Yazidi Migration: Iraq, Kurdistan and Europe"
Karel Černý, Charles University, Prague