Global South Studies: A Collective Publication with The Global South is a digital scholarship project created and designed in 2014 by University of Virginia professor Anne Garland Mahler and brought to fruition in 2017 through the additional contributions and collaboration of Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra of Penn State University, Leigh Anne Duck -- editor of The Global South -- of the University of Mississippi, and UVa's College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

This project aims to advance the field of Global South Studies by providing a platform and forum for a conceptual mapping of key concepts/thinkers/moments/issues within the field and is inspired by Deepika Bahri's innovative PostcolonialStudies@Emory.

In fall 2014 and spring 2017, Mahler and Armillas-Tiseyra -- who collaborated as founding executive committee members of the Modern Language Association's Global South Forum -- invited students in their respective graduate seminars on the Global South to write entries. They then invited scholars who have made core contributions to the field to the advisory editorial board and distributed an initial Call for Papers in fall 2017 to a broader scholarly community. This project is open to an international and interdisciplinary network of scholars, and contributions to it are invited and encouraged.

Send announcements, CFPs, and requests to write new entries on key terms.   

For an introduction to the Global South as a critical concept, visit What/Where is the Global South?

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Anne Garland Mahler, University of Virginia
Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, Penn State University
Leigh Anne Duck, University of Mississippi (Editor, The Global South)

Editorial Assistant:
Lauren Mehfoud

Advisory Editorial Board:

Paul Amar, University of California, Santa Barbara
Deepika Bahri, Emory University
Matthew H. Brown, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kerry Bystrom, Bard College, Berlin
Deborah N. Cohn, Indiana University, Bloomington
Roberto M. Dainotto, Duke University
Ana Dopico, New York University
Gaurav Desai, University of Michigan
Victor Goldgel-Carballo, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Macarena Gómez-Barris, Global South Center, Pratt Institute
Hala Halim, New York University
Waïl S. Hassan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Rosemary Jolly, Penn State University
Sinah Kloss, Global South Studies Center, Cologne
Marwan M. Kraidy, Institute for Advanced Study in the Global South, Northwestern University, Qatar
Christopher J. Lee, Lafayette College
Françoise Lionnet, Harvard University
Valérie Loichot, Emory University
Alfred J. López, Purdue University
Claudia Milian, Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South, Duke University
Alexandra Ortiz-Wallner, Freie Universität, Berlin
Monica Popescu (1973-2024), McGill University
Mary Louise Pratt, New York University
Ato Quayson, Stanford University
Roopika Risam, Dartmouth College
Shu-mei Shih, University of California, Los Angeles
Roberto Simbaña Q., Pacha: Revista de Estudios Contemporáneos del Sur Global, CICSHAL
Joseph Slaughter, Columbia University
Matthew Sparke, University of California, Santa Cruz
Russell West-Pavlov, Literary Cultures of the Global South, Universität Tübingen
Cynthia A. Young, Penn State University
Robert J.C. Young, New York University


Peer Review Policy:
Submitted articles undergo editorial screening and rigorous peer review. A limited number of select and solicited articles are reviewed by the editors alone for scholarly accuracy.