Javiera Barandiaran

Associate Professor
Global Studies Department


How do the issues of poverty and inequality intersect with Global Studies, and what makes you passionate about these issues?

We have much to learn by looking at poverty and inequality globally: as the result of inequities in global markets and power asymmetries between nations. Global inequities reflect long histories of colonialism and slavery, of resistence and revolt, as well as more recent histories of market integration. Poverty and inequality result from inadequate social policies and protections at home, but also from global struggles over raw materials, industry, science, and recognition. These struggles are as important as ever given climate change, global pandemics, and growing economic insecurity.