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January

Dr. LaToya Eaves (GSS Ph.D. 2012), receives two prestigious AAG awards: The 2019 AAG Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors and The AAG Enhancing Diversity Award. This year the Ron F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors is given to Dr. LaToya Eaves in honor of the transformative impact she has had on the AAG through her commitment to Black Geographies [....]

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Professor Jean Muteba Rahier was awarded a Wenner-Gren Foundation Initiatives grant to support the development and consolidation of the Observatory of Justice for Afrodescendants in Latin America (OJALA) at FIU. That award will be used to support a Research Assistant (a Ph.D. student in anthropology) for the academic year 2019-2020 and to visit funding agencies prior to further proposal submissions in the months to come.

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Drs. Guillermo J. Grenier and Hugh Gladwin conducted the 13th FIU Cuba Poll in November, 2018 and found that early waves of Cuban American migrants are retrenching into more hardline attitudes towards U.S./Cuba policy while the community as a whole continues to support some of the engagement policies initiated by Obama. The results of the Poll will be released on Thursday, January 10 at the State of the World Conference sponsored by the Green School of International and Public Affairs.

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GSS Professor, Dr. Nelson Varas-Diaz was recently interviewed by Metal Hammer magazine in the U.K. This is one of the most influential metal magazines in Europe. Please click on title for article link.

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February

Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies Florida International University Observatory of Justice for Afro-descendants in Latin America (OJALA) Werner-Gren Funded Graduate Research Assistantship [....]

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June

The Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University introduces a new Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies. The innovative degree takes advantage of the tri-disciplinary characteristics of the department of Global and Sociocultural Studies (GSS) and the international strengths of the seven other departments in the School of International and Public Affairs to offer students a truly [...]

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Dr. Nelson Varas-Diaz will be offering this interdisciplinary course that explores the emergence and current status of heavy metal in Latin America, via examples from the Caribbean, North America, Central America, and South America. Please click through to see flier with course details.

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ANT 4930 U02, Beyond the MCAT:Social Science for Pre-Med Students. Dr. Padilla and Dr. Varas-Diaz will be offering this new course for Fall 2019. Please click through for flier with course details.

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August

Congratulations to Dr. Corinna Moebius and Dr. Alexander Fernandez (pictured here with their Major Professors, Dr. Jean Rahier and Dr. Guillermo Grenier)on completing their Ph.D.s. The Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies wishes them the best!!

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September

Global Studies

Global Studies at FIU New Degree

October

In this course we will approach the study of sexuality from a sociological perspective.

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This course provides conceptual and methodological tools for incorporating visual techniques, particularly documentary film and the PhotoVoice approach, into interdisciplinary social sciences research.

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This course provides conceptual and methodological tools for incorporating visual techniques, particularly documentary film and the PhotoVoice approach, into interdisciplinary social sciences research.

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Dr. Matthew Marr, will be offering this course Spring 2020. This course explores social life in cities across Asia, focusing on major subtopics and debates in urban studies.

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One hurricane, one study, thousands dead. On September 20, 2017 hurricane María hit the island of Puerto Rico with category four winds.

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Professor Mahler will deliver her keynote address entitled "Social Categories: They Don’t Have to Be Either/Or; They Can Actually Be Both and More”

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November

The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies and Department of Public Policy & Administration are offering a variety of interdisciplinary courses in a block-style schedule on Tuesdays at FIU's location at I-75. From courses that fulfill Global Learning requirements to a sampling of public policy, sociology and anthropology courses, this block-style schedule offers a convenient, flexible option for students.

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