Editor, The International Journal of Global Studies

Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Jan Nederveen Pieterse is Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara. He specializes in globalization, development studies and cultural anthropology. He was previously at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and the University of Amsterdam. He is Honorary Professor of Globalization at Maastricht University. He co-organizes annual Global studies conferences. He currently focuses on new trends in twenty-first century globalization, implications of economic crisis and growing South-South cooperation. He has been visiting professor in Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Thailand. He is on the editorial board of Clarity Press, the Journal of Global Studies and e-global, and is associate editor of the European Journal of Social Theory, Ethnicities, Third Text and the Journal of Social Affairs. He edits book series on Emerging Societies (Routledge) and Frontiers of Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan).


Articles published in the The Global Studies Journal are peer reviewed by scholars who are active members of the Global Studies knowledge community. Reviewers may be past or present conference delegates, fellow submitters to the journal, or scholars who have volunteered to review papers (and have been screened by Common Ground’s editorial team). This engagement with the knowledge community, as well as Common Ground’s synergistic and criterion-based evaluation system, distinguishes the peer review process from journals that have a more top-down approach to refereeing.

The Global Studies Journal reviewers are assigned to papers based on their academic interests and scholarly expertise. In recognition of the valuable feedback and publication recommendations that they provide, reviewers are acknowledged as Associate Editors in the volume that includes the paper(s) they reviewed. Thus, in addition to the The Global Studies Journal Editors and Advisory Board, the Associate Editors listed below have contributed significantly to the overall editorial quality and content of the journal. 

  • Jin-Ho Jang, Institute for Social Development and Policy Research, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Lena Jayyusi, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Seung Kuk Kim, Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
  • Habibul Haque Khondker, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Bhikhu Parekh, University of Hull, Hull, UK; Member, House of Lords, UK
  • Thomas Pogge, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Timothy Shaw, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
  • Manfred B. Steger, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
  • Fazal Rizvi, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia