• Global Studies

    Welcome to the Global Studies Department at Hamline! Global Studies provides a sound general education, grounded in an interdisciplinary approach, for students interested in the complex political, cultural, social, ecological, and economic connections and interrelationships that exist among peoples of the world.

    Through its focus on global issues as they play out in varied local settings (both domestic and international), the major seeks to overcome provincialism and to further the college’s promise of preparing informed and compassionate citizens of the world. The program provides background for graduate study, professional studies, and careers in the public and private sectors wherever there is a need for international and intercultural expertise.


    Majors can specialize in one of the following areas of concentration:

    • Global Governance
    • Global Economy and Development
    • Global Environmental Sustainability
    • Global Justice
    • Global Cultural Flows

    This can be done through their choice of Upper-Division Electives. Majors must work with their Global Studies advisor to determine which courses fall under each area of concentration. 



  • News

    Van Dusenbery, professor of anthropology and global studies, delivered opening comments and a special lecture as an honored guest at the Centre for Diaspora Studies’ international conference on Diaspora and Development February 24-26. He also delivered the valedictory address at the Punjabi Department’s international conference on Punjabi Transnational Practices March 15-17. Both events were at Punjabi University, Patiala, India.

    Join the Global Studies Department for the Spring International Roundtable series on Fridays from 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. in Giddens Learning Center 1S. These discussions of international topics are led by Hamline faculty or campus visitors and are open to all interested students, faculty, staff, and friends of Hamline.

    Alum Jessica Hansen and Kathryn Linn Geurts, professor of global studies, co-published "Shifing Students’ Imaginings of Disability” in Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy. The article concerns a Hamline University conflict studies course, titled “Intergroup Dialogue on Disability.”