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The Global Studies program offers a multidisciplinary major that focuses on important issues such as the origins and implications of diversity and interdependence among nations, cultures, regions and peoples.

Program News

Congratulations to Caroline Fernandez on being awarded the David C. Evans Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship for her paper, entitled ‘Testing Universality in the “The War Within”: Themes from Young Women’s Diaries Written During the Siege of Leningrad.’ Fernandez is a double major in Global Studies and Journalism, with minors in History and Music.

Congratulations to Adelaide Tracey, this year’s winner of the Outland Award for the best senior seminar research paper in Global Studies. Adelaide’s paper, entitled ‘Upending Tradition: Kurdish Gender Equality in Post-Conflict Syria and Iraq,’ impressed the faculty review committee for its sophisticated research design and nuanced analysis.

Congratulations also go to Virginia Sun, recipient of an honorable mention for the Outland Award for the best senior seminar research paper in Global Studies. Virginia’s paper is entitled, ‘Aid Without Dominance: Conceptualizing China’s Foreign Aid as Soft Power in the Tanzania-Zambia Railway (1970-1975).’

Faculty-Student Research

Faculty and Alumni Accomplishments

  • Sweis Published

    Rania Kassab Sweis, associate professor of anthropology and global studies, published “Hospital Warzones: What Syrian and US Health Workers Now Share” in The Global Post.

  • Pribble Grant

    Political science and international studies professor Jennifer Pribble has been awarded  collaborative funding from the University of Costa Rica’s competitive thematic grant program for the project, “Social Policy During Latin America’s Expansionary Phase (2000-2013)."

  • Joireman Grant

    Dr. Sandra F. Joireman, Associate Provost for Faculty, Weinstein Chair of International Studies, and Professor of Political Science, will be a partner on a grant awarded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for “Appraising Risk, Past and Present: Interrogating Historical Data to Enhance Understanding of Environmental Crises in the Indian Ocean World.” 

  • Summers Article

    History professor Carol Summers published "Scandal and Mass Politics: Buganda's 1941 Nnamasole Crisis" in the International Journal of African Historical Studies.

  • Joireman Article Dr. Sandra Joireman published, “Intergenerational land conflict in northern Uganda: children, customary law and return migration,” in the journal Africa.
  • Joireman Article

    Dr. Sandra Joireman recently published Protecting future rights for future citizens: children’s property rights in fragile environment, in Oxford Development Studies.

  • Carapico Featured Expert

    Dr. Sheila Carapico shared her expertise on Yemen with multiple media outlets, including ThinkProgress, after the death of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

  • Mellisa Salyk-Virk, '09

    Melissa Salyk-Virk, '09, recently completed a master's degree focusing on peacebuilding and transnational security at New York University's Center for Global Affairs. She is working as a contractor for the United Naitons Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate craftiing a research report that focuses on counter-narratives for terrorism and terroist recruitment.

  • Abbey Warchol, '13

    Abbey Warchol, '13, is working as project coordinator for the E-Collaborative for Civic Education. Her project offers electronic courses on topics including human rights, cyber activism and security, and student advocacy, to support active citizenship and civic leadership in Iran.

  • Sarah Bibler, '09

    Sarah Bibler serves as South Asia program coordinator at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, an organization that supports citizens’ right to participate in free and fair elections.

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Contact Us

Mailing address:
Global Studies Program
Carole Weinstein International Center, Room 304
211 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 484-1472
Fax: (804) 484-1577

Program Coordinator: Dr. Jenny Pribble
Administrative Coordinator: Nancy Propst