Students at the University of North Carolina live in an increasingly globalized society. It is crucial that they develop a fuller understanding of the variable nature of earth’s people and nations. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with its rich diversity of programs possessing a strong international focus and its strong commitment to study abroad, provides an exceptional learning environment for the study of these critical issues.
Read about how the Curriculum in Global Studies achieves this mission.
News & Features
Global Studies Welcomes New MA Cohort
Global Studies welcomed 14 new MA students for the Fall 2016 semester! This marks our third cohort since the Global Studies MA was launched in Fall 2014.
New Global Studies Faculty & Staff
Angela Stuesse, assistant professor of anthropology with a joint appointment in global studies, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and comes to UNC from the University of South Florida. She is broadly interested in social inequality, and her research and teaching interests include neoliberal globalization, migration, race, labor, human rights, and methodologies of activist research. Her new book, Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South, explores how new Latino migration into Mississippi’s poultry industry has impacted communities and prospects for worker organizing.
Diana Devereaux, business manager, joined the Curriculum on August 15th after having served as the undergraduate student services coordinator for the UNC Department of History. Diana is excited to join the Global Studies team and invites all students, faculty, and staff to stop by to say hello!
Global Studies Alumna Awarded Boren Fellowship
Julia Tenyotkin, who graduated from UNC in 2012 with a global studies and peace, war, and defense double major and a Chinese minor, was one of two UNC affiliated students to be awarded a David L. Boren Fellowship by the National Security Education Program. Julia is currently pursuing a master’s degree in international affairs at Monterey Institute of International Studies and the fellowship will enable her to study Mandarin in China, where she also plans to complete a project focused on understanding the nuances of the South China Sea dispute. Read more . . .
Jonathan Weiler Claims Converse Award
Jonathan Weiler has won the prestigious Philip E. Converse Book Award for Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics (Cambridge: 2009), a book about the causes and effects of political divisiveness co-written with Marc Heatherington. Weiler, director of undergraduate studies for the Curriculum in Global Studies, shares the award with Heatherington, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University.
The Philip E. Converse Book Award is bestowed each year to an author or authors of an outstanding book in the field of political science published at least five years ago.