Welcome to Global Studies

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International Experiences: Explore past students' places of study

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Student Spotlight

News & Announcements

Global Studies Graduate Featured on Illinois Website!

Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016

Spring 2016 graduate Habibat Oguntade is featured on the Illinois website.  She gives an account of her travels and studies while here on campus.  Click to read the entire article. 

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! Click to read about our research opportunities.

The Illini Journal of International Security Publishes Articles by Global Studies Students!

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2016

The Illini Journal of International Security has published it's journal online.  Included are articles from some of our majors and minors.  Click to read them. Congratulations to everyone whose article was chosen.  

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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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