Global Studies Center

The Global Studies Center is a dynamic and innovative program that is one of an elite group of seven global centers funded by the US Department of Education. We seek to promote critical thinking and practical engagement with the world through the interdisciplinary study of transnational processes. We emphasize the connections, divisions, disruptions, inequalities, and productive possibilities these processes engender across time and space. We foster innovative research, rigorous study, and thoughtful practice through our collaborations with staff, students, faculty, and community partners locally and around the world, creating diverse and inclusive spaces for intellectual growth and debate

Services Offered: 
Guest Speakers
High School Student Events
Professional Development Workshops
School Visits


Here is a sample of materials generated by the Global Studies Center or as a result of programming in which they participated.

Bibliographies/Suggested Readings

Lesson Plans, Unit Plans, Modules

Intended Audience:
Higher Education

Dr. Adriana Helbig of the University of Pittsburgh developed the course Global Hip-Hop.

Intended Audience:
6-8, 9-12

The following guide is designed to encourage groups to consider important themes in Alexie’s book that connect with anti-racism work. Reading and discussing this or other books that tell indigenous peoples’ stories and perspectives can help raise consciousness about how racism and oppression is reproduced in our society’s institutions and practices and helps promote racial justice and healing...

Outreach at Global Studies Center

Maja Konitzer
Program Manager
Global Studies Center