Global studies and social justice

Environmental studies professor Ana Maria Peredo explores alternative economies and their impact on the social and environmental aspects of communities.

Children around the world will benefit from GlobalChild, a national reporting platform for child welfare being led by child development researcher Ziba Vaghri.

Sociologist Aaron Devor studies how society perceives transgendered individuals and what contributes to making it safer for them to express their identities.

Medical anthropologist Leslie Butt (second from right) studies the challenges facing migrant families and how the decisions they make affect their children’s well-being, especially in the areas of education and health.

Navigating a turbulent world

The world is facing enormous social, political and ecological challenges. And the impacts are being felt far beyond any single geographic area.

Our researchers are exploring the many forces that cause globalization and the political, socio-economic and cultural implications. Their insights enhance our understanding of freedom, injustices and inequalities.

Areas of study include governance, politics, international law and trade, public management, feminist perspectives, transgender studies, cultural inquiry and social policy analysis.

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