Global Studies Colloquium Series Winter 2021 Schedule

Announcing the Global Studies Colloquium Series Winter 2021 Schedule:

The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture 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 Orfalea Colloquium Fellow Brett Aho at:

When?  Various Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm

Where?  Zoom link  (talks will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel)

Who?  The Global Studies Colloquium Series is open to everyone interested in attending the talks.



January 13, 2021

Dr. Nick Jepson, University of Manchester

In China’s wake: How the commodity boom transformed development strategies in the global South


January 20, 2021

Dr. Adalberto Cardoso / Dr. Thiago Peres, Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro

Covid-19 response patterns in Brazil and South America


January 27, 2021

Dr. Tommaso Durante, University of Melbourne

The global and the visual: Images shape people’s common sense of the global


February 3, 2021

Dr. Mark Swilling, University of Stellenbosch

Africa and Covid-19: Ways forward


February 10, 2021

Dr. Inderpal Grewal, Yale University

Communal violence and visuality in India: Partition, 1984 and Modi’s India


February 17, 2021

Dr. Oumar Ba, Morehouse College

States of Justice: The politics of the International Court


February 24, 2021

Dr. John M. Hobson, University of Sheffield

Multicultural origins of the global economy


March 3, 2021

Dr. Jernej Habjan, Ljubljana

World literature imagined worldwide


March 10, 2021

Dr. Ricado Jacobs, UCSB

Rethinking the agrarian question in the 21st century