Global Studies

Global Studies and Languages

Today’s challenges recognize no borders. Ecological sustainability. Food security. Public health. Indigenous cultural survival. By examining these issues, you will gain an understanding of how to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

Boasting a student-centered approach that connects social sciences and humanities, the School of Global Studies and Languages combines the expertise of more than 100 UO faculty members to train you in more than one discipline, language, or region of the world. Opportunities to learn outside the classroom—including study abroad, international internships, and research—will prepare you for various global experiences and careers.

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Kristin Yarris

Associate Professor of Global Studies

An anthropologist by training with a background in public health and community mental health, Kristin’s courses focus mainly on transnational migration and global health, both physical and mental. A strong advocate of experiential learning and community outreach, Kristin dedicates time to mentoring students through research projects at home and abroad, including reproductive health in Nicaragua, explanatory models of diabetes in Mexico, undocumented university students in the US, and trafficking of domestic workers in Malaysia, to name a few.

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Ava Jamerson

Majors: Chinese and Finance
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
Class: 2018

Language and data, college town and massive metropolis, theory and practice—Ava has spent her college career exploring intersections. As a Chinese major, Ava participated in the capstone year of the Chinese Flagship program, spending six months at Nanjing University and six months interning at a marketing agency in Shanghai. After working with brands like Starbucks and Lay’s in China, Ava’s ready to turn her international résumé into a career.

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