South Pole

International and Global Studies

Transnational, multicultural, globalised environments
We bring together researchers with expertise in history, languages, politics, gender, culture, and law to examine contemporary global challenges in holistic terms.

Today’s international environment is a complex series of interconnections between nation-states and regions, transnational organisations and communications systems, natural resources, cultures, laws, trading regimes, surveillance mechanisms, migration, and refugee flows, bound up with security, environmental and health problems. 

We explore the causes and consequences of globalisation in the contexts of business, diplomacy, policy development, environmentalism, and advocacy.

Our research and teaching examines the dramatic paradoxes of globalisation by undertaking an integrated, cross-disciplinary analysis of global trends, development, culture, and inequality in the context of a global civil society.

Our research

  • Climate policy
  • Political economy
  • International history and foreign relations
  • Cultural studies
  • Migration
  • Gender, sexuality and law
  • Global cyber security
  • Civil society
  • Human rights
  • Ethnicity, religion and the state
  • 20th century political movements
  • European Union politics and policy


The School of Humanities is home to a lively seminar series. Details of our seminars can be found on the School's link on the University's What's On calendar.

SUHAIL cover - 1st edition

INGS student journal

SUHAIL | A multidisciplanary Journal for a Multidisciplinary World

Senior Editors Amelie Roediger and Padraic Daly are delighted to announce the publicaion of the inaugural edition of Suhail, a student run and student edited journal for all things global.

This project began with a desire to open an internationally focused multidisciplinary space in which students could write about the world in ways they were proud of and passionate about. The complete work comprises eleven articles written and edited by University of Sydney students traversing the fields of politics, international studies, history, international relations, sociology, linguistics and political economy.

Suhail has been made possible by the University of Sydney Student Life Grants, and we would like to thank them for believing in this project as much as we do. With them too we would like to thank the members of the faculty who have assisted us in this process, notably the director of International and Global Studies, Dr David Brophy. As well as our Academic Partners, who have held oversight of the editing process, have similarly been invaluable in providing advice to our contributors and maintaining academic standards.

A special thanks goes out to our fantastic team of student editors, for their hard work over months of editing rounds and revisions. And of course, we thank our amazing writers for their contributions, their perspective and for trusting us with their work, each of whom we feel proud to publish.

Marco Duranti

International & Global Studies Degree Director
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