Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

University Navigation
You are here: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition
G20 riot police photo:  “trade, governance, security” photograph by Dave Heidebrecht Sports Illustrated in China: “ literature, media, popular culture” photograph by Rachel Zhou Greenpeace protestors : “citizenship, environmental sustainability” photograph by Dave Heidebrecht “identity and religion” photograph by Angela Ceccato Mardi Gras vendor:  “diversity, contemporary and historical perspectives”  photograph by Rachel Zhou


Since its inception in 1998, the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition has contributed to research and teaching excellence about globalizing processes and how these come to bear upon our lives, our communities, and the environment in which we live.

Graduate students learn about these processes through our unique MA in Globalization Studies and from research support to PhD students in many disciplines.

Institute members have achieved Canadian and international recognition in their respective areas of focus. These areas include conflict and security, environmental sustainability, labour and the economy, identity and religion, indigeneity, governance and citizenship, health and social policy, historical perspectives, and literature, media and popular culture.

SIGN UP to receive email notices about IGHC events. Send us an email with "Subscribe to IGHC mailing list" in the subject line.

Related Links

IGHC Events

A Talk by Shih-Jiunn Shi: "Changing Politics of Social Policy in China: Blame Avoidance and Credit Claiming in an Adaptive Authoritarian State"

April 2, 2014

Time: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: C201, The Skylight Room
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario

A Talk by Douglas Tewksbury: "Digital Solidarity, Analog Mobilization: The Politics of Being-Together and the Social/Mobile Media Uses of the Quebec Student strike"

March 27, 2014

Time: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: KTH 732
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario

A Talk by John Hobson: "Orientalization in Globalization: An Historical Sociology of the Promiscuous (Trans-Civilization) Architecture of Globalization"

March 20, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: University Club, Great Hall
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario

MRP Proposal Workshop for Globalization Students

February 4, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Location: KTH B108
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario

click here to view our News & Events page


*$1000 Faculty Seed Grant Support for Interdisciplinary Collaborative Investigations*

Contractually limited appointments, postdoctoral scholars, and regular faculty members are all invited to submit applications. Among regular faculty members, priority will be given to members of the Institute. 

Application Deadline: April 25, 2014




*New IGHC Director*

The Institute is privileged to announce that Dr. Donald Goellnicht, Professor of English and Cultural Studies, is the new Director of the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Goellnicht brings to this role a wealth of administrative and leadership experience, a vision and commitment to the Institute, and the passion to continue building on the excellence that has characterized the Institute for many years. To read more about him, click here to be redirected to his professional profile.


Document Actions