Global Studies Past Features
Eighteen Global Studies students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
One hundred and ninety UNC students were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. Of those one hundred and ninety, eighteen were Global Studies majors. The names of our inductees appear below and we offer them our sincerest congratulations on this wonderful recognition.
- Hadley Ashford, a senior with global studies and Spanish majors, daughter of John Ashford and Laura Ashford of Raleigh.
- Sarah Ann Benecky, a senior with anthropology and global studies majors, of Raleigh.
- Danielle Christine Callahan, a senior with history and global studies majors, daughter of Gary Callahan and Janelle Callahan of Newton.
- Hannah Ruth Carter, a senior with global studies and peace, war and defense majors and a Hispanic studies minor, of Eagle Springs.
- Amy Marie Cohen, a junior with global studies and political science majors and a social and economic justice minor, daughter of Mary Cohen and Richard Cohen of Raleigh.
- Abigail Ann Drees, a senior with biology and global studies majors and a chemistry minor, daughter of Rachel Drees and Dan Drees of Charlotte.
- Sarah Anne Faulk, a senior with public policy and global studies majors and a social and economic justice minor, daughter of Dr. Kellie Faulk and Jeffrey Faulk of Statesville.
- Eva Marie Gonzalez Pena, a senior with business administration and global studies majors and a French minor, daughter of Carlos Gonzalez Pena and Holly Gonzalez Pena of Dallas.
- Sara Rachel Gray, a senior with a global studies major and a Spanish minor, daughter of Charles Gray and Elizabeth Gray of Belmont.
- Emily Catherine Jarrett, a senior with global studies and anthropology majors and a creative writing minor, daughter of Kimberly Jarrett and Dr. Steven Jarrett of Charlotte.
- Natalie Michelle Johnson, a senior with global studies and political science majors and an Arabic minor, daughter of Suzanne Johnson and Mitchell Johnson of Greensboro.
- Maliha Zainab Khan, a junior with health policy and management and global studies majors, daughter of Saleem Khan and Nasreen Khan of Hendersonville.
- Zaid Khatib, a senior with global studies and philosophy majors and a philosophy, politics and economics minor, son of Adel Khatib and Carol Khatib of Raleigh.
- Krisiten Ellis McCain a junior with business administration and global studies majors and a Korean minor, daughter of Patrick McCain and Elizabeth McCain of Greensboro.
- Rachel Elizabeth McGrath, a senior with political science and global studies majors and a Russian language and culture minor, daughter of Thomas McGrath and Diane McGrath of Cary.
- Mary Kate Elizabeth Nolan, a senior with global studies and communication studies majors and an Italian minor, daughter of Terence Nolan and Elizabeth Wilson of Walpole.
- Morgan Robertson Pratt, a senior with a global studies major and a music minor, son of Amy Pratt and Adrian Pratt of Den Haag, Netherlands.
- Cory Nicole Spencer, a junior with neuroscience and global studies majors and a chemistry minor, daughter of Patricia Spencer and Kerr Spencer of Winston-Salem.
Nine Global Studies students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
One hundred and sixty-five UNC students were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. Of those one hundred and sixty-five, nine were Global Studies majors. The names of our inductees appear below and we offer them our sincerest congratulations on this wonderful recognition.
- Rossi Akim Anastopoulo, a May 2017 graduate with global studies and sports and social issues majors, of Charleston.
- Allyson Sloan Barkley, a senior with global studies and Hispanic literature and cultures majors, daughter of Dr. Carolyn Dalldorf and James Barkley of Charlottesville.
- Sarah Elizabeth Gee, a senior with psychology and global studies majors and a Hispanic studies minor, daughter of Susan Margolis and M. Blen Gee, Jr. of Cary.
- Allison Li-Ping Lim, a senior with business administration and global studies majors, daughter of Timothy Lim and Kathleen Lim of Raleigh.
- Emma Griffith McLeod, a senior with geography and global studies majors, daughter of John McLeod and Beth McLeod of Brevard.
- Elizabeth Nicholls, a senior with a global studies major and Hispanic studies and social and economic justice minors, daughter of Marc Nicholls and Kay Nicholls of Raleigh.
- Anna DeLancey Phares, a senior with a global studies major and chemistry and Hispanic studies minors, of Richmond.
- Michael Edward Purello, a senior with history and global studies majors, son of Joseph Purello and Sheila Purello.
- Yusheng Zhang, a junior with business administration and global studies majors and a music minor, son of Xiaoyun Shen and Chongben Zhang of Chapel Hill
Global Studies Welcomes New MA Cohort
The Curriculum in Global Studies welcomed 13 new MA students to campus for the start of the Fall 2017 semester at an orientation & welcome lunch on Friday, August 18th. This marks our fourth cohort since the Global Studies MA was launched in Fall 2014.
Kate Hewitt (MA ’17) Receives Scoville Fellowship
Global Studies alumna Kate Hewitt (MA ’17) has been awarded a Scoville Peace Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Through the fellowship, Kate will work at the Brookings Institution with Robert Einhorn and Steven Pifer in the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative. Read More Here…
Global Studies Summer 2017 Newsletter Published
The Curriculum in Global Studies has published its Summer 2017 newsletter. Click here to read what the Curriculum and our amazing students & faculty accomplished over the past academic year.
Angela Stuesse Recognized with 2017 CLR James Award
Dr. Angela Stuesse, assistant professor of anthropology and global studies, has been named the recipient of the 2017 CLR James Award for Published Book for Academic or General Audiences by the Working Class Studies Association for her book Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South. In recognizing Dr. Stuesse with this honor, the Working Class Studies Association award judges noted “Angela Stuesse’s Scratching Out a Living is a model of engaged scholarship. Without underestimating the difficulties her research reveals that the basis for inter-racial working class solidarity among African Americans and Latinos in the South does indeed exist in the newest “new” South.”
As a joint faculty member in Global Studies, Angela teaches GLBL 703: Global Migration and Labor Rights as a part of our Global Studies MA program and coordinated, alongside Dr. Erica Johnson and Dr. Hannah Gill, the Immigration and Refugee Policy in Crisis conference held by the Curriculum in Global Studies in February 2017.
Graduating Global Studies MA Students Present Thesis/Capstone Projects
The Curriculum in Global Studies held a reception for our second ever graduating cohort of Global Studies MA students on Friday, April 28th. At this event, students also presented their thesis/capstone research to an audience of Global Studies first year MA students, faculty, and staff. The presentations highlighted the breadth and depth of research possibilities in the realm of Global Studies and we congratulate our students on a job well done!
Senior Honors Thesis Students Recognized
The Curriculum in Global Studies celebrated our Global Studies seniors who completed honors theses on Wednesday, May 3rd with a lunch reception and presentation of their honors cords. We congratulate the students listed below for their academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, commitment, and dedication displayed throughout the process of completing senior honors theses!
- Timber Beeninga– “From Sitting In to Camping Out: Student Protest, Shanties, and the Struggle Against Apartheid in South Africa”
- Michael Lackey– “Curating Memory in Post-Conflict Peru”
- Manuela Nivia– “Resistance & Resilience: Grassroots Peace Activism in Colombia”
- Alexis Strang– “More than a Pretty Face: How Turkish Women’s Magazines Function as Social Spaces”
Three Graduating Global Studies MA Students Present Research at Bridging Divides Conference
On April 1st, 2017, three of our graduating Global Studies MA students presented research at Bridging Divides: Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center Spring 2017 Conference. Read More Here…
First Semester of GLBL 492H a Resounding Success
Dr. Inger Brodey, associate professor of comparative literature and a joint faculty member in the Curriculum in Global Studies, offered GLBL 492H: Global Food Films for the first time in the Spring 2017 semester. This course was developed with the support of a Curriculum in Global Studies Faculty Honors Course Development Award.
The final class meeting culminated at Ackland Art Museum with students presenting their research on a special exhibit created specifically for the course. The students archived much of their work over the semester at The Feast in Visual Arts and Cinema.
Congratulations Dr. Brodey and all the 492H students on a wonderful semester!
Banu Gokariksel Recognized for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching
Dr. Banu Gokariksel, associate professor of geography and a joint faculty member in the Curriculum in Global Studies, has been recognized with a Chapman Family Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching. Her work engages feminist geography and geopolitics with a focus on gender bodies and public space. For the past decade, she has used multiple methods to analyze the politics of everyday life such as: religion, secularism, and pluralism in Turkey. She is also interested in religious and racial diversity as well as social justice in the United States. She teaches classes on feminist geography, cultural geography, the Middle East and transnational geographies of Muslims and Islam. Dr. Gokariksel’s students praise her enthusiasm, warmth, and inclusive excellence in the classroom. Read More Here…
Hannah Gill Awarded for Public Service
Dr. Hannah Gill, director of the Latino Migration Project, was recognized for engaged teaching for her work with the APPLES Service-Learning Global Course Guanajuato. The spring semester course trains bilingual students to understand the contemporary and historical complexities of immigration through research, service-learning with immigrants in North Carolina and travel to communities of migrant origin in Guanajuato, Mexico. The program fosters bi-national relationships with migrant families, secondary schools and foundations in Mexico. The Latino Migration Project is a public educational program on Latin American immigration and integration in North Carolina that includes undergraduate teaching. It is a collaborative initiative of the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Center for Global Initiatives.
Global Studies MA Student Participates in Texas State University Research Symposium
On March 24, second year M.A. candidate Georgia Stahl traveled to San Marcos, Texas to present her research at the Texas State University research symposium: Century of Conflict: Dialogues on Women, Gender, Intersectionality and Militarism sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies. Her presentation “LGBTQ in Carolina del Norte: Intersectionality as Praxis” explored how anti-immigrant and anti-LGBTQ legislation in North Carolina affects LGBTQ Latinx immigrants and potential strategies for collaborative advocacy work. The symposium provided Georgia with the first opportunity to publicly present the ethnographic and policy research she has conducted for her final capstone project. Presenting with scholars from across the country on a panel titled “Peacebuilding, Activism, and Resistance,” this experience reaffirmed for Georgia the importance of interdisciplinary research in the pursuit of social justice.
Eight Global Studies students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
One hundred and fifty UNC students were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa,the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. Of those one hundred and fifty inductees, eight were Global Studies majors. The names of our inductees appear below and we offer them our sincerest congratulations on this wonderful recognition.
- Emily Belding, a senior with political science and global studies majors and an environmental studies minor, of Hillsborough.
- Abigail Elizabeth Bell, a senior with a global studies major and Spanish and geography minors, daughter of Thomas Bell and Julia Bell and of Cary.
- Bailey Reed DeSimone, a senior with history and global studies majors and a German minor, daughter of Doug DeSimone of Raleigh and Patty Sandberg of Cary.
- Ana Cutts Dougherty, a senior with economics and global studies majors and a philosophy, politics and economics minor, daughter of Tim Dougherty and Dr. Katharine Dougherty of Interlochen, Michigan.
- Eileen May Harvey, a senior with a global studies major and Chinese and urban studies and planning minors, daughter of David Harvey and Grace Harvey of Cary.
- Eliza McClellan Pentecost Farren, a senior with a global studies major and a Chinese minor, daughter of David Farren of Chicago, Illinois and Martha Pentecost Jr. of Durham.
- Ryan K. McCord, a junior with public policy and global studies majors and an African studies minor, of Raleigh.
- Anne Rutledge, a senior with history and global studies majors and an education minor, of Davidson.
Immigration and Refugee Policy In Crisis: Reflections for a New President
Immigration and Immigration and refugee policy has reached a global crisis. More people are compelled to cross borders than ever in our planet’s history. Meanwhile, the role of nations in providing for economic and political refugees is increasingly uncertain. Join us for a day of roundtable dialogue with researchers, community practitioners, and policymakers working on key topics of immigration policy reform and refugee resettlement and services. With opportunities for discussion among leading experts, the event will explore what’s at stake in this time of transition, charting policymaking and research agendas. Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.
We are Grateful to the following Co-Sponsors:
the College of Arts and Sciences, the Latino Migration Project, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, the Center for Global Initiatives, the Migration Studies Group, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Anthropology and its Race, Difference and Power Concentration, the UNC Latina/o Studies Program, the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, the UNC School of Law, and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.
Global Studies MA Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 Admissions
Our Global Studies MA program is now accepting applications for Fall 2017 admissions! If you want to prepare yourself to have the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and interact across an increasing complex, interconnected, and ever-changing global landscape, consider applying to our Global Studies MA program today!
The admissions deadline for applicants who wish to be considered for fellowship and assistantship opportunities is December 13, 2016.
To learn more about the MA program and admissions requirements, click here: https://globalstudies.unc.edu/masters/
Ten Global Studies students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
One hundred and thirty seven UNC students were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa,the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. Of those one hundred and thirty seven inductees, ten were Global Studies majors. The names of our inductees appear below (with one student choosing not to be listed) and we offer them our sincerest congratulations on this wonderful recognition.
- Leona Aisha Amosah, a senior with Russian language and culture and global studies majors, daughter of Ben Amosah and Nelli Amosah of Winston-Salem.
- Timber Grey Beeninga, a senior with economics and global studies majors and a public policy minor, daughter of Scott Beeninga and Rose Beeninga of Summerfield.
- Regan Downey Buchanan, a senior with geography and global studies majors and a Hispanic studies minor, daughter of David Buchanan and Cheryl Buchanan of Raleigh.
- Anna Davis Caudill, a senior with global studies and political science majors and a Spanish for the professions minor, daughter of Mark Caudill and Virginia Caudill of Winston-Salem.
- Samara RME Green, an August 2016 graduate with a global studies major, of Potomac, Maryland.
- Benjamin Laird Hutton Jones, a senior with a global studies major and biology and chemistry minors, of Raleigh.
- Adrienne Marlo Kronovet, a senior with history and global studies majors and a Spanish for the business professions minor, daughter of Neal Kronovet and Gail Kronovet of Waxhaw.
- Medina Sadat, a senior with political science and global studies majors and an Arabic minor, daughter of Abdul Sadat and Maria Azamy of Cary.
- Caroline Aunspaugh Woronoff, a senior with a global studies major and entrepreneurship and public policy minors, daughter of Robert Woronoff and Diane Woronoff of Raleigh.
Congratulations to our own Dr. Brigitte Seim on having an article, entitled “Effect of holding office on the behavior of politicians“, published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS). PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually. Established in 1914, PNAS publishes cutting-edge research, science news, Commentaries, Reviews, Perspectives, Colloquium Papers, and actions of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Seim joined the faculty of UNC in Fall 2015 and has appointments in both the Department of Public Policy and the Curriculum in Global Studies. She is a scholar of comparative politics, focusing on the political economy of development. Her research agenda examines the relationship between citizens and political officials, with a particular emphasis on accountability in consolidating democracies and developing countries.
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 services coordinator, 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!
Jonathan Weiler Claims Converse Award
Dr. 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.