Expertise: global & international studies, interdisciplinary analytical frameworks, global media, mediated ideologies

Philip McCarty, social sciences lecturer with security of employment, is keenly interested in developing global curriculum and interdisciplinary approaches to studying global topics. As a new faculty member in the social sciences, he’ll be teaching in the international studies program and helping to bring critical interdisciplinary perspectives to international studies. 

The work draws from his background in both anthropology and sociology; he earned master’s degrees in both, along with a Ph.D. in sociology at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to coming to UCI, he was a lecturer for eight years in the global studies department at UC Santa Barbara where he taught some of the largest classes in global studies. He also did a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Nanotechnology and Society (2007-09) at UC Santa Barbara and, for two years prior, was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts (2005-07).

McCarty’s broad research interests explore the ways that ideologies are communicated through media to influence public opinion. He’s engaged in theorizing the field of global and international studies and developing interdisciplinary analytical frameworks. His most recent book, The Global Turn: Theories, Research Designs and Methods for Global Studies, uses a case study approach to explain how the complicated landscape of interconnected global issues can be broken down into manageable research topics. He’s also working on a forthcoming book, Introduction to Global and International Studies, that will offer a new perspective on teaching global studies to undergraduates. He’s edited two similar texts and published studies in Rechtsgeschichte – Legal History (the journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History), Transcience: A Journal of Global Studies, and the Basel Paper in European Global Studies


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