Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies
The Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies is focused on meeting the needs of today’s students for interdisciplinary inquiry and a broad set of skills for lifelong learning.Majors & Minors
Learn about students who majored in CSGS.
- Paige joined the NU History Association and gave two presentations, one on transcendentalism and another on the Iranian Revolution.
- Took emotionally challenging course CLTR 3715 “Violence and Human Rights in Latin America” with Prof Daniel Noemi Voionmaa.
- Used her passion for history and Santería as certified tour guide, providing historical walking tours in Salem, MA on weekends.
- Took advantage of co-op program to explore interests outside her major, working with the education director of the Walden Woods Project.
- Second co-op was closer to home at Wentworth, where she worked in their corporate and foundation relations office in Spring 2017.
- For her final co-op, she worked for the Fundación Antonio Núñez Jiménez de la Naturaleza y el Hombre in Havana, Cuba.
- While in Cuba, she surveyed locals in Havana to study the connection between Santería and ecological conservation for her thesis...
- Julia started learning the Chinese language when she was eleven.
- Julia's favorite class of the program was Law, Justice, and Society in China because she was able to see how law is expressed under a Communist regime.
- Julia joined SAC as an Asian Studies Program representative in Fall of 2017 and continued until the end of her college career.
- For one of her classes, Julia had the opportunity to serve her community by working with Immigrants who were preparing for the citizenship test in Dorchester.
- Julia spent Summer 2018 as a research and translator at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).
- Julia was awarded the Asian Studies Award in 2018.
- Julia has never done a co-op! However, she was able to gain work experience with the help of her co-op advisor at a Taiwanese company, Epoch Foundation. ..
- Savita is from Boston, and a graduate of the Boston Latin School.
- Originally a Cultural Anthropology major, Savita changed her major to English with a minor in Africana and Writing Studies.
- Through the service-learning course Boston in Literature, Savita volunteered with 826 Boston tutoring in English. She is now a Service-Learning teaching assistant.
- For her final project in Post-Colonial Women's Writers with Professor Aljoe, she researched Carnival and its cultural significance to Trinidad and Tobago.
- Inspired by Professor Aljoe, Savita joined the Early Caribbean Digital Archive working on an exhibit that talks about Carnival and creating/gathering teaching materials.
- For her co-op, Savita knew she wanted to do something empowering and taught her more about the field of Black Studies. In 2020, she started a co-op with Africana Studies.
- Savita wants to work to better her own community. In the future, she hopes to become a high school teacher or a college professor. ..
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