Global Studies

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

Global Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of international and global issues.  At a historical moment of unprecedented interconnectedness, the Global Studies major trains students in the knowledge and skills that are fundamental components of global citizenship and practice. The Global Studies major has strategically adopted an interdisciplinary approach to such training with the belief that no single discipline can prepare students in the depth and breadth necessary for a complex and reflexive understanding of world history and contemporary globalization. Accordingly, the Global Studies program offers students the opportunity to specialize in a specific aspect of the "Global," with concentrations in either Global Development, Global Peace and Conflict, or Global Societies and Cultures. Then, the Global Studies major incorporates courses offered through many other departments, offering students a rigorous but flexible curriculum which recognizes that learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.

Undergraduate Programs

Note: All the programs below, with the exception of Political Economy major and minor and the Global Poverty and Practice minor, have been retired and folded into Global Studies. Please visit the Global Studies website or the Global Studies page on the Berkeley Academic Guide for more information.  

Asian Studies (China): BA 
Asian Studies (Japan): BA
Asian Studies (Multi-Area): BA
Development Studies: BA
Latin American Studies: BA
Middle Eastern Studies: BA, Minor
Peace and Conflict Studies: BA, Minor
Political Economy: BA, Minor
Chinese Studies: Minor
Global Poverty and Practice: Minor
Japanese Studies: Minor
Korean Studies: Minor

Graduate Programs

Asian Studies: MA, PhD
Latin American Studies: MA

Global Studies: MA

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Courses

Global Studies

Faculty and Instructors

+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Faculty

Miguel A. Altieri, Professor. Agriculture, environmental science, pest management.
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+ Maximilian Auffhammer, Professor. Climate change, econometrics, air pollution, environmental economics, energy economics.
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Margaret Chowning, Professor. Mexico, history, gender, women, Latin America.
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Alain De Janvry, Professor. Agriculture and resource management, economics, labor management and policy.
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J. Bradford Delong, Professor. Economics, globalization, economic growth, convergence, economics of post WWII Europe.
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+ Munis D. Faruqui, Associate Professor. Economics, price theory models of anticompetitive exclusive dealing, switching costs, network effects, formal standardization.
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Emily Gottreich, Associate Adjunct Professor. Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Urban Studies, Jewish history, Morocco, North Africa, Sephardic Studies.
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Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor. South Asia, Mughal, early modern, cities, history, Persian.
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Alan Karras, Associate Director, Senior Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Political Economy.
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Erin Murphy-Graham, Associate Adjunct Professor. Educational equity, cultural studies, gender equity, diversity, international education, alternative schooling, democratic education, ethnic issues.
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Alison Post, Assistant Professor. Regulation, infrastructure, water and sanitation.
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Elisabeth Sadoulet, Professor. Economics, agriculture, labor management and policy.
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Nathan F. Sayre, Associate Professor. Climate change, endangered species, rangelands, political ecology, pastoralism, ranching, environmental history, suburbanization, human-environment interactions, environmental geography, range science and management, Southwestern US, scale, community-based conservation.
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Khatharya Um, Associate Professor. Education, memory, Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American histories and communities, Southeast Asian diaspora, refugees, international migration, transnational and diaspora studies, genocide studies.
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Steven Vogel, Professor. Political science, political economy or comparative political economy, the Japanese model of capitalism, Japanese politics.
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Lecturer

Stephanie Ballenger, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, political economy, Latin American studies.

Peter Bartu, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Middle Eastern Studies.

David Beecher, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Political Economy.

Karenjot Bhangoo Randhawa, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies.

Crystal Chang, Lecturer. International and area studies, Asian Studies, Political science.

Jack Davey, Lecturer. International and area studies, Asian Studies.

Fatmir Haskaj, Lecturer. Political economy, development, critical theory and urban studies.

+ Khalid Kadir, Lecturer. Global Poverty and Practice Minor, International and Area Studies, Political Economy.

Cecilia Cissell Lucas, Lecturer. International and area studies.

Mario Muzzi, Lecturer. International and Area Studies.

Laura Nathan, Lecturer. International and Area Studies.

Bruce Newsome, Lecturer. International and Area Studies.

Clara I. Nicholls, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Latin American Studies.

Tiffany L. Page, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Latin American Studies.

Lanchih Po, Associate Adjunct Professor. International and Area Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Clare Talwalker, Lecturer. Qualitative methods, global poverty action, human rights, South Asia and economic anthropology.

Manuela Travaglianti, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies.

Keiko Yamanaka, Lecturer. Ethnic studies, Asian studies.

Darren C. Zook, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Political Science.

Daniel Zoughbie, Lecturer. International and Area Studies.

Emeritus Faculty

Beverly Kay Crawford, Professor Emeritus. International and Area Studies, Political Economy Group Major.

Gillian Hart, Professor Emeritus. Geography. Political economy, social theory, critical development, studies, gender, agrarian and regional studies, labor, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia.

+ Michael J. Watts, Professor Emeritus. Islam, development, Africa, social movements, political economy, political ecology, geography, South Asia, peasant societies, social and and cultural theory, US agriculture, Marxian political economy.
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Contact Information

Global Studies

101 Stephens Hall

Phone: 510-642-4466

Fax: 510-642-9850

iastp@berkeley.edu

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Associate Dean and Director, Global Studies

Maximilian Auffhammer

101 Stephens Hall

auffhammer@berkeley.edu

Associate Director

Alan Karras

101 Stephens Hall

karras@berkeley.edu

Lead Academic Adviser

Ethan Savage

101 Stephens Hall

ethansavage@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Academic Adviser, Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Dreux Montgomery

101 Stephens Hall

dmontgom@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Academic Adviser

Nithya Raghunathan

101 Stephens Hall

nraghunathan@berkeley.edu

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