Welcome to Global Studies

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International Experiences: Explore past students' places of study

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Student Spotlight

News & Announcements

Alumni Homecoming Event

Posted on Wed, 07 Oct 2015

LAS Global Studies is hosting a Homecoming Alumni Event on Friday, October 23rd from 6-7:30 pm in the Murphy Room located at the YMCA at 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL. This event will offer a great opportunity to engage with alumni and current students and staff. Current students and staff click here to RSVP. Current alumni click here to RSVP. Food and drinks will be provided.  Please RSVP by October 16th

Entire Global Studies Staff Ranked Excellent for Spring 2015

Posted on Wed, 07 Oct 2015

We are delighted to report that the entire teaching staff of LAS Global Studies made the List of Teachers Ranked Excellent for Spring 2015:

Rebecca Gresh (Teaching Asst) GLBL 100: Introduction to Global Studies
Kate Grim-Feinberg (Lecturer), GLBL 200: Foundations of Research
James Kilgore (Adjunct Lecturer) GLBL 296: Sweatshops or Opportunity?
*Tanu Kohli (Lecturer) GLBL 100: Introduction to Global Studies and GLBL 250: Development
Melissa Schoeplein (Academic Advisor) GLBL 225: Career Development: Internships
Tim Wedig (Assoc. Director) GLBL 392: International Diplomacy and Negotiation

In addition, we congratulate and warmly thank the following faculty members from allied units who taught LAS Global Studies courses last spring and who also made the list:.

Paul Diehl (Political Science) GLBL 296: Peace Operations
Brian Dill (Sociology) GLBL 350: Poverty in a Global Context
*Carol Spindel (English) GLBL 328: First Person Global

* These instructor ratings were outstanding; awarded to instructors who obtained ratings of "High".

Interested in a Global Studies Major or Minor?

Posted on Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Attend an info session in fall 2015! Learn about how to become a major or minor. Information sessions for Fall 2015 have been announced!  Click to view days and times!

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News & Announcements

Student & Affiliated Faculty Profiles


Hilary A.

Hilary A. (Class of 2016)
Major: Global Studies
Language: Portuguese
Thematic Area: Human Rights
Area Focus: Latin America
Study Abroad Program: SAO: Exchange: Pontifical Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“Thanks to Rotary International, the guest bedroom in my childhood home was always occupied by…”


Renee K.

Class of 2017
Major: Global Studies
Minor: The Study of the Islamic World
Minor: Political Science
Language: Persian (Farsi)
Thematic Area: Human Rights
Area Focus: Middle East
Study Abroad Program: SAO: Exchange with Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey


“Choosing Global Studies as my major was one of the best…”


Professor Brian Dill

Department: Sociology
Specializations/Research Interests: Development, Political Sociology, Globalization, Sustainability, Renewable Energy
Education: PhD., University of Minnesota

"It has been my good fortune to be involved with Global Studies since coming to Illinois in 2007. I firmly believe that it does more than any other undergraduate major on campus to prepare..."

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