PhD in Global Studies

UC Irvine School of Social Sciences
CA 92697-5100
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United States
Connections Redaktion, Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics, Universität Leipzig

We are seeking top level candidates for our exciting PhD program in Global Studies at University of California, Irvine. All applicants admitted into the PhD will receive six full years of funding and additional summer support.

PhD in Global Studies

The PhD program in Global Studies provides a critical transdisciplinary degree that stands out from other programs for its cutting-edge curriculum engaging multiple theoretical perspectives and methodologies from across the social sciences and humanities. UCI’s program is truly unique for its foregrounding the importance of engaging global south scholarship and non-western epistemologies that broaden the base of knowledge production and bring new perspectives to bear on the pressing global issues impacting us all.

Why Study Global Studies?
• Contribute to this fast-growing field of inquiry analyzing pressing global issues such as conflict, inequality, migration, human rights, climate change, health, racial formations, global cultures, diasporas, and development from an interdisciplinary perspective.
• Analyze the social, cultural, political, environmental, legal and economic consequences of global process, understanding them as multidimensional, multi-level and historical processes.
• Interrogate taken-for-granted concepts and relations of power while foregrounding the deep historical legacies of colonialism and imperialism.

All applicants for the PhD programs must apply online using the UCI Online Application for Graduate Admissions (
Applications will be accepted beginning October 3 2022
The deadline to apply is December 1, 2022

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Director, Philip McCarty (
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