21st century
GLOBAL DYNAMICS

a MELLICHAMP RESEARCH INITIATIVE
Our research cluster analyzes the specific features of contemporary globalization, emphasizing the social forces, fields, and trajectories that are shaping our world today.

Areas of Research

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Gender & Islam
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Human Rights
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Media & Culture
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Political Economy

Spotlight

global-e

a global studies journal

Melbourne Australia newsstand with Artforum magazine cover that reads, “Imagine a World Without America”
October 16, 2018

[W]e must redefine the traditional disciplinary approach to visual images and the ways we understand and investigate global politics by also appreciating the complexity of the politics of representation itself. This... is mostly about an understanding of the ideological difference between a statement (text) and an image (representation), since they are produced and consumed through different symbolic systems. Therefore, they need to be approached and understood differently.

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