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Posted on Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Internship Opportunity! LAS Global Studies is seeking undergraduate interns to assist with the program’s Communication and Marketing. Primary responsibilities of the Communication and Marketing Intern(s) include the management of Global Studies social media platforms, program newsletters, event publicity and reporting and Global Studies website maintenance. Each intern will work in the Global Studies office for approximately 5 hours per week, starting January 22, 2018. While the position is unpaid, you may choose to receive 1 credit hour towards it. The Communication and Marketing Intern(s) will report to the Office Administrator, but will work closely with all staff members. This position is open to Global Studies majors. Experience with UIUC WebTools platform, MS Publisher, Power Point, and pdf/jpg files is preferred. Interested candidates should drop off an application packet to the Global Studies office including: a cover letter outlining their interest, a current resume, sample of their communication and/or marketing experience and the names of up to two references (employment references preferred) by December 21, 2017. Interviews will be conducted between January 16th and January 20th, keeping your first week of the spring semester schedule in mind. You will hear of the final decision by January 20th, 2018. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017
The Global Studies Leaders are now selling Global Studies t-shirts!! There are two different designs (colors) available. Click here to fill out an order form. Prices of shirts will range from $15-$20, depending on the number of orders received. Tell your friends and fellow majors! Deadline for orders is December 23rd at 11pm.
Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016
The spring 2018 recommended course list is now available. Visit the major and minor pages for links.
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Student & Affiliated Faculty Profiles
Major: Global Studies
Thematic Area: Global Health
Area Focus: Latin America
My first semester sophomore year, I took GS 100 as a gen-ed because I thought the topics listed in the course description looked interesting. That course would turn out to convert me into a Global Studies major because it gave me an opportunity to think about some of the itching questions I had about why the world is the way it is, what’s wrong with the way it is, and what we should do about it. GS gave me the chance to think about current issues from a variety of perspectives by taking courses in a variety of departments. Other majors didn’t offer that kind of flexibility. Also, GS gave me the chance to study health-related topics without sacrificing my desire to study abroad and continue to take classes in Spanish.
Department: Global Studies
Specialization/Research Interests: International Development, Environmental Studies, and Health Geography.
Education: Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Illinois in 2017.
I'm a new Lecturer & Advisor in Global Studies, and I'm very excited to be able to work with the great students, faculty, and staff in the program. I am trained as a human-environment geographer, and I study the relationships between land and people. My dissertation project focused on land tenure, gender, and authority in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, in Southern Africa. My other research interests include international development, environmental studies, and health geography. As a teacher, I work to make students' own relationships to global processes apparent. From work to school to leisure time, there are global supply chains and hidden politics throughout all of our lives. I received my Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Illinois in 2017. I previously studied at the City University of New York and Marquette University. After finishing my Bachelor’s Degree, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho.
Specialization/Research Interests: Global and Transnation Sociology, Environmental Sociology, European Union
Education: Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz. 1999.