Welcome to the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies. GSS provides a unique opportunity to integrate the disciplinary approaches of anthropology, geography, and sociology with cross-disciplinary theorizing and research.
Our BA, MA, and Ph.D. programs focus on three overlapping themes:
Utilizing comparative, transnational, diasporic, and global perspectives, GSS pursues research on these themes through a variety of theoretical approaches and by utilizing qualitative, quantitative, and applied research methods. The program’s research and teaching themes reflect and resonate with FIU’s location in one of the world’s most dynamic regions: the greater metropolitan area of Miami—a hemispheric crossroads of sociocultural, political, economic, and environmental forces bridging the United States with the Caribbean and Latin America, the Atlantic region, and the world at large.
Graduate teaching assistantships with an annualized stipend of $20,859.08, tuition and out-of-state fee waivers. FIU Presidential Fellowship with an annualized stipend of $25,000. Also available are Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research on the Caribbean; McKnight Doctoral Fellowships; FIU Presidential Enhanced Assistantships; FIU Dissertation Year Fellowships (DYF); FIU Doctoral Evidence Acquisition (DEA) Fellowships.
GIS/data analysis lab and two language labs. The Latin American Collection, the Cuban Research Institute, the Center for Labor Research and Studies, the African & African Diaspora Studies Program, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, and the Asian Studies Program.
Many undergraduate offerings.