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 studied with CSGS.
- Andrew took Chinese Film, where the class would spend a day discussing film theory and Chinese politics, then another watching well-curated art house films.
- With PhD candidate Tim Fraser, he collected biographical data on the members on Japanese reconstructional committees at the municipal, prefectural, and national levels.
- Andrew worked on an intergenerational research team with Professor Daniel Aldrich conducting comparative analysis between Boston and Japan's climate change policy.
- Andrew completed his first co-op remotely during the pandemic with the Japanese nonprofit Safecast, doing immersive field research on Fukushima.
- He interned with JICA's Kyrgyzstan office on the regional economic development project "One Village One Product."
- Andrew joined NU Political Review and focused his contributions on stories about Japanese Politics and the Asia-Pacific.
- He was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to continue his research on disaster preparedness and resilience in Japan. ..
- Jenia took "Black Feminist Studies" with Professor Régine Jean-Charles and learned the importance of uplifting community strengths in advocacy and activist work.
- As a sustainability intern with Community Preservation Corporation, she gained hands-on experience in equitable housing policies, non-profit work, and advocacy.
- Jenia worked with the History Department's 3D Black Boston team, helping rebuild a 3D model of Boston abolitionist David Walker's home. The project advanced her archival and historical research skills.
- She was a panelist at the 2023 bell hooks Symposium, where she spoke about the importance of healing justice, mutual aid and forming strong communities as an extension of political organizing.
- Jenia found community with the Northeastern Black Student Association, which helped define her college experience. She has served on the executive board since her Freshman year.
- She completed a co-op with the MBTA as a strategic research intern in in the Office of Performance Management and Innovation. She analyzed qualitative and quantitative data gathered in surveys.
- Jenia won a 2023 PEAK Summit Award. Her project explored how "queer" gender expressions and identities reinforced and/or subverted the Western gender binary...
- Tiffany participated in the Summer Bridge Scholars program, building lasting relationships with fellow students even before starting college.
- She enrolled in "Gender, Sexuality, and the Law" with Professor Libby Alder. Tiffany enjoyed being able to analyze and learn from experts in the fields of law, gender, and feminist studies.
- Tiffany joined the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma and found a community with other members. She strengthened her leadership skills as vice-president for DEI.
- On an Alternative Spring Break to Peaceable Kingdom, a camp geared to children with disabilities, she assisted campers with daytime activities.
- Tiffany took an Honors Dialogue of Civilizations to Northern Ireland. There, she studied the impacts of colonialism and how the divisions within Ireland impact its cultural life.
- She volunteers with Northeastern's Student Government Association as special advisor to the president, leading collaboration between administration and community.
- Tiffany completed two co-ops with Goodwin Procter. First, she was a Coaching Co-op, developing materials for attorneys and support staff. She recently returned as a Goodwin Experience Co-op. ..
EDUCATING TOMORROW’S CHANGEMAKERS
We drive interdisciplinary thinking and problem solving on issues of pressing concern to society at local, state, national, and international level – from transportation, housing, energy and community development to social and environmental justice, resilience and sustainability.
By educating students in both theory and practice, we prepare them to become effective contributors to social, economic, and environmental change, in careers spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as academic research.
Schools, Departments, and Programs
Africana Studies Program
American Sign Language & Interpreting Education
Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies
Global Asian Studies Program
Human Services Program
Jewish Studies Program
Philosophy and Religion
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Sociology and Anthropology
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
World Languages Center