Discrimination and Subjective Well-being: The Moderating Effects of Value Orientations

Posted On February 23, 2018
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PI: Rengin Bahar Firat

This project focuses on the ways values help mitigate the negative effects of discrimination on well-being.

The main goal of this proposed project is to examine the ways general value orientations might be moderating the relationship between discrimination and wellbeing. I specifically focus on agentic value orientations revolving around independent… more »

The Politics of Urban Violence in Developing Countries

Posted On February 23, 2018
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PI: Louis-Alexandre Berg

This project examines the causes and consequences of criminal violence in cities affected by rapid urbanization, political transition and institutional weakness. It seeks to explain variation in crime levels among neighborhoods and cities; examine the role of local and national government in preventing or fueling crime; and identify innovative solutions that… more »

Jennie Burnet

Dr. Burnet Publishes Paper Online on Effective States and Inclusive Development

Political settlements, women’s representation and gender equality: The 2008 gender-based violence law and gender parity in primary and secondary education in Rwanda by Drs. Jennie E. Burnet and Jeanne d’Arc Kanakuze was recently published online by Effective States and Inclusive Development.

“This paper explores the ways in which power and politics shape the realisation… more »

Southwest Airlines Recognizes Global Studies Student and Internship Recipient Christine Provine

Congratulations to GSI student Christine Provine, who was featured in an article on the Southwest Air Community website as a “Community Connector.” As part of her Global Studies internship, Provine has dedicated her time toward rejuvenating Woodruff Park through Central Atlanta Progress. The organization, which is responsible for the management of the park… more »

Dr. Jennie Burnet Interviewed for “Anthropologist on the Street” Podcast

Anthropologist on the Street Episode 14: “Political Divisiveness & the Encouragement of Violence with Dr. Jennie Burnet”

“When multicultural societies begin dividing into factions based on ethnic identities, assigning blame to the “other” and emphasizing the differences among us rather than the similarities, the stage is set for political violence… or worse.

“Dr. Jennie… more »


Dr. John Horgan Quoted by Newsweek Responding to Trump’s Comments on New York Attack

In recent months, President Trump has used other terms to label terrorists, calling them instead “deranged persons” and even “losers.” Newsweek spoke with a number of experts and persons affected by acts of terror about using these labels and others. Global Studies’ Dr. John Horgan was one such expert:

“John Horgan, a professor at… more »

GSU TV Special Edition: Refugees Give Back

Posted On August 10, 2017
Categories Current News

[VIDEO] In this special edition of GSU TV, we see the difficult challenges of the global refugee crisis as well as the many positive aspects of accepting refugees into our communities. The program highlights the diversity of Clarkston, Georgia, one of the most diverse cities in the country. It shows the stories of refugees… more »