Welcome to Global Studies
Section Title 2
International Experiences: Explore past students' places of study
News & Announcements
Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Applications are currently being accepted to become a member of SIR (Sigma Iota Rho), Global Studies Honor Society. Click to apply.
Posted on Mon, 13 Feb 2017
Our own Dr. Melissa Goodnight has had her research published in the journal Comparative Education. Click to read the article. Congratulations Melissa!
Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016
The spring 2018 recommended course list is now available. Visit the major and minor pages for links.
News & Announcements
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.