The Global South Caucus (GSCIS) is open to members of all sections of ISA who study the global south regions, the south as a whole, relevant south societies in the north, or relations between the north and south. The Global South Caucus is a “trans-sectional” network that aims to:

  • provide a channel for the sharing of research, information and ideas among scholars and practitioners of/in the various regions of the south;
  • promote the ISA as the premier forum for the dissemination of cross-regional global south research;
  • encourage south scholars to participate in the association’s conferences (via GS panels as well as proposals to the relevant sections) and other initiatives;
  • encourage south scholars to publish in ISA journals;
  • work with the ISA committees and sections to encourage graduate students to work on south issues and regions, and engage in professional development activities intended to improve the employment opportunities and advancement in the profession of south-oriented scholars.

The new Global South Caucus provides a wonderful opportunity for scholars of the south to work together. If you are working in any way on thematic or area studies that can be designated as pertaining to the "south," please join the caucus.

The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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