PhD in Global Studies at the University of California Irvine – Accepting Applications for Fall 2024

The University of California Irvine is home to one of the world’s top doctoral programs in Global Studies. They are looking for outstanding doctoral candidates to join their program. Students will work at the intersections of complex and pressing global issues including human rights, climate crisis, poverty, inequality, conflict, genocide, health immigration, rising antidemocracy and global governance, among others. Doctoral candidates should be interested in doing critical interdisciplinary research and pursuing an academic and teaching career.

This doctoral program in Global Studies is unique for being truly transdisciplinary, seeking to bridge humanistic and social sciences approaches, and foregrounding the importance of engaging global south scholarship and non-western epistemologies that broaden knowledge production and bring new perspectives to bear on pressing global issues impacting us all.

Faculty strengths – Faculty in the department have research strengths in global indigeneity, racial capitalism, global Asias, trafficking, urbanization, social movements, and critical environmental research

Admission criteria – Ideal candidates will have an outstanding record of academic achievement, a clear statement that outlines an exciting research agenda relevant to the field of Global Studies, and three strong letters of recommendation from faculty that are familiar with your academic achievements.

Funding – Applicants admitted into this program will receive six full years of funding.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Director, Professor Long Bui ().

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