Welcome to Global Studies

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International Experiences: Explore past students' places of study

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Student Spotlight

News & Announcements

2015 Global Studies Graduate Receives a Grant to Continue Research

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2016

Morgan Hollie has received a Fulbright Grant to continue her research on the Y'en a Marre movement in Senegal. Morgan will spend her year conducting research on the Y'en a Marre movement in Senegal, a group of Senegalese rappers and journalists who allied to support political change in Senegal. Congratulations to Morgan on her grant!

Honor Society Recipients!

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2016

Please join Global Studies in congratulating two of our Global Studies Leaders on being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa! Only about 10% of Liberal Arts and Science students are invited to become members nationwide.  Congratulations to Christine Kausal and Raegan Tiggelaar on their induction!

Sana Singh is the recipient of the Harold W. Colvin Award for Leadership!

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2016

Congratulations to Sana Singh for receiving the Harold W. Colvin Award for Leadership from the University YMCA.  Click here to read about it and see other recipients. The Harold W. Colvin Award For Leadership by an Undergraduate at the University of Illinois will be given to a University of Illinois undergraduate student who has demonstrated superior leadership ability and devotion to the objectives of the University YMCA.
In harmony with Mr. Colvin's commitment to the objectives of the YMCA in higher education, the Colvin Award will be given to a student who has stimulated spiritual and ethical growth, fostered good interpersonal and inter group relationships, promoted social, political and economic justice, while maintaining the integrity of the natural world at the local, state and national levels.

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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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