The Global South encompasses spaces and peoples negatively impacted by colonialism and contemporary global capitalism. This accounts for oppressed communities within affluent countries in the north and recognizes that there are economic Souths in the geographic North and Norths in the geographic South.
The Centre for Global South Studies is proposed with the core aims of providing a comprehensive home for University of Essex academics and postgraduate students researching the Global South and its connections to the Global North, and to create a hub for related interdisciplinary initiatives and activities.
The Centre is committed to enhancing the University’s wider research profile, including organizing seminars, a working paper series, and applying for interdisciplinary grants leading to research publications.
The proposed MA in Global South Studies will provide a platform for academics and students to explore the Global South from diverse perspectives. As the first Centre for Global South Studies in the UK, CGSS is working towards widening international research opportunities, and networking with scholars from the Global South. Our working paper series highlights works from scholars from the Global South enabling capacity building.