Globalization and International Development
The Globalization and International Development group study comparative forms of regional development, health and inequality, migration, industrial and agricultural processes, and the consequences of the multi-scalar processes of globalization. Such processes of globalization (and the anti-globalization and global justice movements they have stimulated) are re-shaping the geographies of international and local capital, labor, technology, information, goods and services, and they are re-working the post-War Fordist geographies of economic, social, and political life in the United States and globally.
Geographers at UNC focus their work on issues relating to the global economy, transnationalism, global cultures, and the Global South, including national film industries, economic restructuring and global outsourcing in the Americas and Eastern Europe, trans-national migrant communities in the Americas and in Europe, development geographies and social movements in Latin America, work and migration in the Americas, global health and the geo-politics of Natures.
Faculty members and students are members of, and contribute to, UNC Research Centers and Curricula in American, International and Area Studies. UNC geographers are also integrated into a variety of related programs, seminars, and working groups on campus and at Duke, and students have the opportunity to take courses on both campuses.
Xiaodong Chen, Altha Cravey, Banu P. Gökariksel, Elizabeth Havice, Scott Kirsch, Christian Lentz, Nina Martin, Lauren Persha, John Pickles, Alvaro Reyes, Sara Smith, Gabriela Valdivia, Steve Walsh, Arturo Escobar (adjunct: Anthropology).