2022 Meeting (Online)

TWELFth Annual Meeting of the Global Studies Consortium

June 18, 2022 (June 17 in US)

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June 18, 2022
Hosted by UCSB
Session 1
Hosted by Sophia
Session 2
Hosted by Aarhus
Session 3
Hosted by Pittsburgh


Hosted by UCSB

30 min- Presentation –  Mano Mohanty (Delhi University) – Challenges to Global Studies in 2022

30 min- Business Meeting – steering committee introductions; budget; future meetings; voting 


Hosted by Sophia University, Tokyo

Panel 1 Graduate Student Perspectives on the Field of Global Studies

This panel brings together global studies doctoral students to offer their perspectives on the field. Each panelist will explain what they see as the pros and cons of pursuing a Ph.D. in global studies in their respective programs. A moderated discussion will cover related issues, including those raised by the audience. In this fashion, the panel gives voice to doctoral students who are deeply committed to the development of the field of global studies.  


  • Julieta Matevosyan, Ph.D. candidate (1st year), Institute for the Study of Global Issues, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo
  • Gvantsa Gasviani, Ph.D. candidate (2nd year), Department of Global and International Studies, University of California, Irvine
  • Eco Hamersma, Ph.D. candidate (3rd year), Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University, Kyoto
  • Beatrice Melo, Ph.D. candidate (5th year), Graduate Program in Global Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo


  • Takeshi Ito (Sophia University, Tokyo)

Panel 2 – Introductory Courses in Global Studies Graduate Programs

What is an introductory course in global studies? The panelists will share their programs’ experiences in designing and teaching introductory global studies courses. Each will make a statement regarding what about the “global” their course seeks to convey to students. A moderated discussion will cover the aims, content, and organization of such courses, as well as the challenges of establishing and running them.


  • Philip McCarty (University of California, Irvine)
  • Praveen Singh (Ambedkar University Delhi)
  • Krzysztof Sliwinski (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • David Wank (Sophia University, Tokyo)


  • James Farrer (Sophia University, Tokyo)

Session 2

Hosted by Aarhus University, Denmark



  • “War Criminal, his neighbors and best friends: Ethnic cleansing in former Yugoslavia through the lenses of Global Microhistory”
    Dr. Katarina Ristić (University of Leipzig)
  • “Against thy neighbor: xenophobic populism in South Africa”
    Constanze Blum (University of Leipzig)
  • “We are Cleaning the House”: the Populist Turn in South America”
    Vladimir Pacheco Cueva (Aarhus University)


  • Hagen Schulz-Forberg (Aarhus University)

Panel 2 – How the Pandemic Has Changed Global Studies 


  • “To what extent has Corona been a challenge to Global Studies programmes – experiences from the EMGS-consortium”
    Matthias Middell (Leipzig University)
  • “Global Studies in the Post-pandemic Era”
    Changgang Guo (Shanghai University)
  • “Humanising Interactions in the Online Education Space”
    Gabriel Garcia Ochoa (Monash University)
  • “Global studies, universities and the metaverse”
    Jonathan Lewis (Hitotsubashi University)


  • Hagen Schulz-Forberg (Aarhus University)

Session 3

Hosted by Pittsburgh

Panel 1 –  Endangered Scholars Around the World – including refugee scholars

Panel 2 –  Globalizing Global Studies

This panel explores the question of whether the field of global studies is saddled too much with Western hegemonic frameworks and whether the field can be global in substance and approach, as well as geographical spread. The panel includes perspectives from India, China, South Africa, and Brazil Panel members will discuss such questions as

  • what are common perceptions/ misconceptions about global studies?
  • do you find the field overly Euro- and North American-centric?
  • what is/ can be done to globalize the intellectual approach?
  • should global studies be conceived differently in different countries?
  • what is the global future of global studies?


  • “The View from China”
    Xiao Xiao Xie (Shanghai University)
  • “The View from India””
    Praveen Singh (Ambedkar University, Delhi)
  • “The View from Africa”
    Ricado Jacobs (UC-Santa Barbara and Cape Town, South Africa)
  • “The View from South America”
    Amanda Pinheiro (UC-Santa Barbara and Brazil)