News & Events

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Join the International Studies Office for the Winter Education Abroad Fair! Learn more about the many different study abroad programs available for UVA students. Meet with UVA faculty program directors, program providers, and host universities. We hope to see you there! 

Monday, December 4, 2023

Ever see a need in the world and think "There oughta be an NGO to work on that!"?  Well, that's just what students in the Global Studies course "Dot Orgs: Getting Things Done in the Real World" have been working on this semester.  

Monday, November 20, 2023

Prof. Levi Vonk’s new book, Border Hackerwas named the Honorable Mention for this year’s Victor Turner Prize, the most prestigious book prize awarded by the American Anthropological Association.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Join GS faculty in a presentation on “Indigenous Communities & Tallgrass Prairie Resilience in a time of Changing Climate: A Science, Education & Co-Design Research Collaboration” from 12-1:30 at Hotel A

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Explore UVA's Global Studies Major, Global Public Health Track at the Center for Global Health Equity on the Corner at 5 pm on November 8th!

Friday, November 3, 2023

A Global Week Event: learn more about the international research opportunities administered through Global Studies, including two amazing travel scholarships!

Friday, November 3, 2023

Thinking about going into a career in sustainability? Have questions about being in the "Sustainability" Career Community? What to know what opportunities are available in sustainability? 

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Come to Random Row Brewing on Thursday, November 2nd from 7 to 9 pm to support the paperback release of Border Hacker!

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Professor Levi Vonk’s book Border Hacker: A Tale of Treachery, Trafficking, and Two Friends on the Run has been named an Honorable Mention for the 2022 Arthur J. Rubel Book Prize competition!

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Post-Doctoral Fellow Rolando Vargas offers a new Ecocinema in the Global South course for Spring 2024!

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

"Muhammad Tayyab Safdar, assistant professor of global studies at the University of Virginia, does not see the work starting anytime soon..."

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

GS Assistant Prof. Levi Vonk received the 2023 Center for Global Health Equity Guerrant Professorship Award to support his research project: The Body Migrant: Impacts of border militarization on migrant health disparities in Mexico.

Friday, October 20, 2023

Come to the Multicultural Student Center at 12 pm to learn more about the global studies major and education abroad opportunities!

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Garden Party is an event hosted by the Global Development Organization with the goal of connecting Global Studies students and faculty. Please register if you are interested!

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Join a fireside chat with David Miliband, President of the IRC, to learn about international aid, IRC's mission/goals, and Daivd Miliband's career path. Click here to see the flyer and here to register!

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Come by the 3rd Annual Majors Fair on Tuesday, October 10th from 1-4pm in Newcomb Ballroom to learn more about the Global Studies major!

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Please join us for Hoda Day and Night, a storytelling performance on October 5th, 5-6pm in Global Grounds (Hotel A West Range). The event will be followed by a reception.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Meet recent UVA grads to learn about their careers in Sustainability & Business and how their education in Global Studies prepared them for their full-time jobs.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

"Muhammad Tayyab Safdar, assistant professor of Global Studies at the University of Virginia, pointed to $1.2 billion in overdue payments to Chinese power producers..."

Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Global Studies program is excited to welcome ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow Robin Garcia and Rising Scholar Postdoctoral fellow Rolando Vargas!

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

As Featured on UVAGlobal: The new academic year in the Global Affairs family promises to set historic records in the University’s rapidly growing international engagement!

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

As Featured on UVAGlobal: Phoebe Crisman and Michael Petrus, faculty in GS and Architecture, taught an Education Abroad course – Greek in Anthropocene – and sailed with students in the Aegean Sea.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Interested in learning more about clean energy at UVA? Take a listen to this podcast as the Charlottesville Solar Project discusses new tech, current events, and more!

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

New 2024 J-term - UVA in India:   Urban Transformations: Exploring Sustainability Past and Present. Tu, 9/12, 7pm, Intl Resident College. W, 9/13, 6:30pm, Hotel A/1 W Range. Th 9/22 6:30pm, Campbell Hall, Bishop Conference Room.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Reconnect with classmates and colleagues, and get to know our newest cohort of Global Studies majors! Thursday, September 7 at 5:30 pm in the Pavilion I Garden. Cold drinks + Paletas from La Flor Michoacana.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Stop by to learn about study abroad programs available for UVA students, including Global Studies J-term & Summer programs in Vietnam, India, & Greece. Meet with UVA faculty and program providers to get their perspectives and ask questions!

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Read the UVA Global interview with Professor Levi Vonk.

Monday, August 14, 2023

As Featured in UVAToday: Cyrena Matingou (GPH '24) will serve as senior resident of this year's Lawn rooms. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Students studied sustainability strategies from ancient Mycenae to modern Athens while traveling by wind power during 3-week Global Studies summer program.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Global Studies students remain one of the top majors to study abroad.

1 out of 3 GS majors committed to a study abroad program this past academic year!

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

As Featured in UVAToday: Global Studies faculty Richard Handler and Laura Goldblatt talk about why the living leaders of the United States are never dipicted on its postage stamps.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

This GSVS class on Sustainable Communities kicked summer off to a great start with a number of hands on activities. Read more about it here!

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Please join us tomorrow for a joint publication hosted by Global Studies and Anthropology in honor of recent publications by Laura Goldblatt, Richard Handler, Sylvia Tidey, and Tessa Farmer.

Monday, May 1, 2023

Albemarle Wild is a nature documentary filmed entirely in Albemarle County by Luca Pfeiffer (GSVS'23) and features the wildlife of University grounds, McIntire Park, Ivy Creek Natural Area, and Shenandoah National Park.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Get ready for the Global Futures Symposium, this upcoming Tuesday in Newcomb Ballroom at 2 pm! Food & drink provided! Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Read more about 4th-year Abena Sekum Appiah-Ofori (CLAS'23)'s upcoming experience in Germany! 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Congrajulations John Barton (GDS'19) on your furture studies in development, education and international cooperation!

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Save the date for Tess Farmer's talk and reception celebrating her new book! Book Talk: 5-6:30pm Monroe 124  Reception: 6:30-7:30pm Monroe Hill House

Friday, March 24, 2023

A big congratulations to the 25 Global Studies students on their offer to join the oldest and most prestigious honor society in the United States.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Congratulations to Makayla Whitehurst (GDS'20) for her acceptance into Temple University's EdS program in School Psychology!

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Raven Award recognizes excellence in service and contribution to the University and is the highest honor the Raven Society bestows upon an individual. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Global Studies Program is excited to announce our newest addition to the GS faculty: Assistant Professor Tayyab Safdar. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Global Studies Program is excited to announce our newest addition to the GS faculty: Assistant Professor Levi Vonk. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Congratulations Miriam! – Read about Miriam's research here!

Sunday, March 19, 2023

As a way of illustrating the importance of storytelling to understanding people’s struggles, and in connecting people across social differences, UVA Students read fiction with Prof. David Edmunds. 

Friday, March 17, 2023

The Global Futures Symposium will take place Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm in Newcomb Hall Ballroom. The deadline to participate is 11:59 pm March 17, 2023.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

GSVS student Alannah Bell to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Over the past year and a half, Global Studies' Sylvia Tidey has been developing a new podcast series with a colleague from Virginia Tech, Aaron Ansell. Listen now on Spotify!

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Global Studies was the top major amongst students accepted to live on the lawn! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL!

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

UVA's global newsletter highlights GPH student Eren Okandan as he discusses his journey from Turkiye to UVA, what brought him to study Global Public Health, and raising awareness for relief in Turkey, after the earthquake.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Undergraduate students from across the University may apply for entrance to the Global Studies major in the spring semester of their second year. Applications for the CLASS OF 2025 are due by midnight, February 20, 2023.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Drop by the second-floor of 1515 to get support with your application to the Global Studies Major on Feb. 15 or Feb. 16.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Let's discover how each of us experience and embody stories. This event is opean to everyone, and feel free to bring a friend! Carpool provided.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Join Prof. Phillips and Prof. Ngo to learn more about this amazing opportunity to study abroad in Vietnam!

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

As seen in the UVA Global newsletter, Professor Spencer Phillips reflects on the highlights and benefits of this new J-term course abroad.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Assistant Prof. Tessa Farmer’s book, Well-Connected: Everyday Water Practice in Cairo, will be released by Johns Hopkins University Press in February 2023

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Join us at 6:30 pm in Clark 107 to learn about the different Global Studies tracks, majors and minors are welcome!

Monday, January 9, 2023

Associate Prof. David Edmunds centers questions of social justice in all his courses.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Eight Center Grants were awarded to UVA faculty, including Prof. Sylvia Tidey for her project on Aging in Indonesia at the Margins of Care

Thursday, December 15, 2022

“Generosity through Co-Design” examines acts of sharing and the co-production of knowledge in the design process to create a cultural center with a Dakota tribe.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Prof. Sylvia Tidey publishes her new book Ethics or the Right Thing? Corruption, Care, and Family in the Age of Good Governance (The University of Chicago Press/HAU 2022)

Monday, November 28, 2022

Kathryn Quissell, Assistant Prof., School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences: “Advancing Equity for Children with Disabilities in Rural Kenya”

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Explore UVA's GS Major - Global Public Health Track at an upcoming info session.

November 9 @ 6:00 pm
CGHE on the Corner

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Student and Air Force ROTC Cadet Alma Wolf (GSSJ '24) says UVA has provided her an opportunity to get outside of her comfort zone.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Current and prospective students, alumni, faculty and friends are invited to the Global Studies Fall Mixer.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

UVA and Norfolk State University have been awarded a $5 million grant as part of the National Science Foundation’s.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Interested in UX research? Attend the upcoming Global Studies speaker series featuring three GS alums. 

October 21 @ 1:00 PM
WIL 238

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Prof. Crisman joins in conversation with James Groves and Nora Löhle (Heinrich Böll Foundation)

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

All undergraduates interested in applying to the Global Studies major is invited to our upcoming info session. 

Wednesday, October 12 @ 6:30 PM. Wilson Hall 301

Friday, October 7, 2022

Join the GS students in welcoming urban planner Anaise Jean-Philippe & hear how GS has influenced her journey after college.

October 7 @ 1 PM, Hotel A (West Range)

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

UVA professors and graduate students traveled to Makhanda, South Africa to co-design a new space with The Black Power Station

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Join Global Studies for its first annual Global Studies Research Symposium. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Prof. Crisman explores how women can work together to design a sustainable future in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Women in Green event - Rising Collective.

Monday, April 18, 2022

As Featured in UVAToday: Alizé Dreyer (GSMS '22), recipient of a Harrison Undergraduate Research Grant, explores Turkish nationalism and how Jews participated in nation-building.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Congratulations to our Global Studies majors who received this high honor! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

As Featured in UVAToday: Alex Burtnett (GSVS '23) was awarded the Crowley Jr. Memorial Scholarship for her demonstration of leadership, sportsmanship, character and integrity. 

Friday, March 18, 2022

As Featured on UVAToday: Abeba Amenshowa (GDS '22) and Leigh Mante (GPH '22) receive the Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship to pursue foreign service careers in USAID.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Dinner Series celebrates UVA's Global Mentors and offers students opportunity to engage with visitors. 

Friday, February 18, 2022

Interested in applying for the Global Studies Major? Don't miss the last application workshop hosted by the UVA Career Center. Current GS students and faculty will be there to help answer all of your questions. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Hear from GSVS Alumni Jasmyn Noel (’21), Yuki Zheng (’21), and Jake DiMeglio (’20) at the Career Center's Young Alumni Sustainability Panel. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The application deadline for the Global Studies Class of 2024 is quickly approaching. Join us February 2 for an info session and learn more about this incredible and dynamic program!

Monday, January 17, 2022

As featured in the Cavalier Daily: Professors Crisman and Edmunds touch on the history of global development and impact of global experiences. 

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Gabi Kruks-Wisner completed her manuscript, “Between Ballots and Barricades: The Practice & Consequences of Everyday Claim-Making."

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Read this short interview with Rayness Mollinedo (GPH '23) on his interest in global health and the Latino community. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Mauricio Acuña to speak on global négritudes and Indigeneities in the Hispanophone, Lusophone, and Francophone Atlantic worlds.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

It's not too late to sign up for these new Global Studies courses!

Friday, November 19, 2021

This event is about exploring our stories and building the storyteller within each of us. Through conversation, we will discover and share narratives about our relationship to our communities.

Friday, November 19, 2021


Head over to the Multicultural Student Center (located on the 2nd floor of Newcomb Ballroom) to learn all about the Global Studies program. Free pizza & sodas available!  

Friday, November 12, 2021

Read UVA Global's spotlight on Fourth Year GDS student, Benjamin Hill, and his work with Profs. Colvin and Edmunds. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The German Assoc. for American Studies awarded Goldblatt/Handler's "Pray for Peace but Fight Your Insect Enemies: U.S. Postal Messaging and Cold War Propaganda" as the best article in 2020

Monday, November 8, 2021

Tune in for this panel discussion moderated by Global Studies faculty, Helena Zeweri. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Interested in the Global Studies major and want to learn more about the program and how to apply? Join us for an info session Wednesday, November 3 at 6:30 PM. The info session will take place in Clark Hall 107. 

Friday, October 29, 2021

A Global Week Event: Join us as we catch up with five Global Studies Alumni. Open to all students, not just GS majors!

Sunday, October 24, 2021

As featured in CavDaily: Divest U.Va hosted a panel discussion of professors, including Phoebe Crisman, to push the University to withdraw its investments in the fossil fuel industry.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Students can now receive direct UVA credit for Global Studies courses taken in Siena, Italy.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Headline: For some Afghan women, the U.S. and the Taliban are a problem.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Global Studies and the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese are jointly hosting Mauricio as part of the University's Rising Scholar program.  

Saturday, August 14, 2021

"Despite all the helplessness and despair that I've been feeling, I also am just really impressed with how much the diaspora has been mobilizing in this moment."

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Read the full report published by the office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs. 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Read Prof. Zeweri's article for the Middle East Research and Information Project about "United States of Al" - Hollywood's attempt at the first mainstream Afghan character. 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Prof. Crisman will present “Dakotah Displacement & Cultural Memory: Designing the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Cultural Center,” at conference hosted by Environmental Design Research Association.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

As featured on UVAToday: Mithra Dhinakaran (GSSJ), Garvey Goulbourne (GDS), and Erica Kem (GPH) will collaborate with graduate mentors on Double Hoo Research projects. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Prof. Helena Zeweri will be offering three new courses this Fall for Global Studies students. 

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Prof. Phoebe Crisman and her GSVS students complete research study - Sustainable Development and Afforable Housing in Jamaica.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Tune in as Pete Furia, Director for the GSSJ track, sits down virtually with alum Mel Borja to discuss Mel's roles within the Office of Senator Kaine and the Office of Governor Northam.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Prof. Crisman was an invited external reviewer for the "Connecting to the Archive: Counter-gentrification Tactics in Central Brooklyn" studio at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Join us as Track Director Tessa Farmer sits down with GSMS alum Mel Throckmorton to learn about how the GSMS major has shaped their career post-graduation. 

Friday, April 16, 2021

Join Track Director David Edmunds in a conversation with GDS alum Edel Tessema. Learn more about Edel's position at Chemonics International and how the GDS program has shaped her career. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Global Studies Professor Phoebe Crisman will present her research on equitable and sustainable design during this event focused on how design engages with water from the building to watershed.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Join us for an in-person screening of "Bamako" followed by a panel discussion hosted by GS faculty. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Join The College of William & Mary and The University of Virginia in a conversation about our joint carbon neutrality goals. Open to students of all majors and backgrounds. 

Friday, April 9, 2021

Global Studies faculty Helena Zeweri to speak at this Friday's Teach-In on Anti-Asian Violence. 

Monday, April 5, 2021

As featured in the Cavalier Daily: Global Studies the top major among students offered a Lawn room (5 out of 47)

Monday, April 5, 2021

GCCS is pleased to announce that its first graduate is Mary Lihong Peng

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Congratulations to our Global Studies majors who received this high honor! 

Friday, March 5, 2021

Historical and Contemporary Stories of the Original Storytellers of the Lake Traverse Reservation
An interview project of Nis'to Incorporated and UVA

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Global Affairs office has just released its February newsletter which includes spotlights on the Global Mentors program, updates on Student International Travel, and much more!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Read GDS Faculty Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner's article "Great Expectations, Great Grievances: The Politics of Citizen Complaints in India" soon to be published in Comparative Politics (Oct. 2021)

Monday, February 8, 2021

As featured on UVAToday: Phoebe Crisman, Professor of Architecture and Director of Global Studies, challenges Amazon's plans.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Global Studies faculty Helena Zeweri has two new course offerings for Spring 2021. Now open for enrollment! 


Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Read GDS Faculty Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner's co-authored article "The Geography of Citizenship Practice: How the Poor Engage the State in Rural and Urban India" as published in Perspectives on Politics, Volume 18, Issue 4. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The University of Virginia is proud to announce the adoption of a new Sustainability Plan with ten bold goals that will guide our progress for the decade ahead.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

As featured on UVAToday: GPH Alum, Paco Abiad (Class of 2019) is one of the hosts of "This is Viral", a podcast inspired by GPH faculty Kathryn Quissel. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

As featured on UVAToday: Global Studies alums Ben Buell (GSSJ) and Rachel Davies (GDS) are advising local high school students through the Virginia College Advising Corps.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

As featured on UVAToday: Global Studies students Jocelyn Willoughby (GDS) and Zoe Morse (GPH) were nominated by UVA's Department of Athletics for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

As featured on UVAToday: GSVS student, Ester Rekhelman, uses her passion for art and painting to support local businesses in Charlottesville. 

Friday, June 12, 2020

As featured on UVAToday: Recent Global Public Health grad, Jeannie Taylor, seized the opportunity to start UVA's chapter of the COVID-19 Student Service Corps. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

As featured on UVAToday: Global Studies faculty, David Edmunds, Laura Goldblatt, and Rupa Valdez receive award for Excellence in Public Service: Collaborative. 

Monday, March 2, 2020

Read the full article as published in the Journal of Sustainability Education. Written by Tessa Farmer, Track Director, and GSMS students Mel Throckmorton & Fazlah Rahaman. 

Join Prof. Phillips and Prof. Ngo in Vietnam as they explore the development, climate and rights of the city of Hanoi! Info session this week - Febuary 6th and 8th!