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IGS Director

Sophie Raynard-Leroy,  Associate Professor
Humanities 1134
Phone: 631-632-7358

Undergraduate Program Director

Andrea Fedi , Associate Professor 
Humanities 1055
Phone: 631-632-7013


Rosabel Ansari, Fellow
Humanities 1040

Faculty Advisory Board

Adrian Perez-Melgosa, Associate Professor

Daniel Levy, Professor

Liliana Davalos, Professor

Shimelis Gulema, Associate Professor

Nancy Hiemstra, Associate Professor

Eric Beverley, Associate Professor

Eric Zolov, Associate Professor

Jeffrey Santa Ana, Associate Professor

Benjamin Tausig, AssociateProfessor

Sohl Lee, Assistant Professor

The Mission of the IGS

The Institute for Globalization Studies (IGS) promotes interdisciplinary perspectives on the challenges, opportunities, and contradictions related to the processes of globalization. Within the College of Arts and Sciences curriculum, the Institute offers a Bachelor of Arts in Globalization Studies and International Relations (a major and a minor) that combines the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering to prepare future leaders in global policy-making, international service, diplomacy, and activism. Supported by a multidisciplinary advisory board, the IGS seeks to foster scholarly collaborations on the interactions between and within global to local scales, as well as the contradictions embedded in globalization, which often result in severe economic, political, and social inequalities among people marked by territorial borders. The IGS also pays attention to the effects that globalization processes have on the environment and how, in turn, ecological degradation is contributing to the proliferation of conflicts and the securitization of human rights.

Standing in Solidarity

As the world looks upon the United States with anxious yet hopeful eyes, it is incumbent upon us all to be cognizant of the weight of our speech and actions. We are simultaneously local, national, and global citizens. Our mission at the Institute for Globalization Studies is precisely to cultivate in our students, faculty, and communities at large knowledge of the contours and dimensions of power dynamics — socio-economic, political, cultural, and geopolitical.