Victor Faessel


Office Location

SSMS 3328


Dr. Victor Faessel is Associate Director of the Mellichamp Initiative on 21st Century Global Dynamics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously he was founding Program Director of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at UCSB (2006 to 2016) and he has served as secretary of the Global Studies Consortium since its establishment in 2007. He was managing editor of the 4-volume Encyclopedia of Global Studies (Helmut Anheier and Mark Juergensmeyer, eds., Sage 2012), and since 2010 is managing editor of the online global studies journal, global-e. His most recently concluded project is as managing editor of the Oxford Handbook of Global Studies (Mark Juergensmeyer, Saskia Sassen, and Manfred Steger, eds.), published in November 2018. He is co-editor with Richard Falk and Manoranjan Mohanty of Exploring Emergent Global Thresholds: Towards 2030, published by Orient Blackswan in 2017, and with Bidyut Mohanty on the anthology Our Money Our Lives: Microcredit and Women's Empowerment in Cross-Cultural Perspective, released in summer 2018. Victor completed his PhD in Myth Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2004.



The Global Studies Department at UCSB in partnership with the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies is launching a new research-training seminar for undergraduates who are planning to study abroad (EAP) in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East or India during the Summer 2021 or the 2021-2022 school year. Those admitted to this two-seminar cycle will also be named "Orfalea Undergrad Research Fellows."