Department Chair: Steven Tauber
The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies (SIGS) promulgates a vision of global studies that is broadly interdisciplinary and transcends traditional geographical definitions. SIGS brings together the disciplines of Africana Studies, International Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Political Science studies to foster an understanding of globalism. Our interpretation of global studies includes a commitment to recognizing the linkages between our diverse local community and the world.
We are situating USF, Tampa Bay, and Florida into the global context. Because of this, we recognize that it is of primary importance to commit ourselves to promote diversity, both within the unit and in what we offer to students, the local community, and our respective scholarly communities. Some of our key areas of expertise include the transatlantic region, social movements, diasporic studies, human rights and genocide, citizenship and identity, and migration.