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IGHC supports research across the campus on topics in the field of Globalization Studies broadly defined, focusing especially on interdisciplinary research.

Some of the support takes the form of direct funding for projects through small grants and prizes offered on a competitive basis (see Funding Opportunities), while other forms of support include sponsoring talks, lectures, and workshops on campus. In addition, there are a number of major research projects and working groups affiliated with IGHC.


Globalization and Time, Austerity, Asian Studies, and Transnationalism and HIV/AIDS. The Institute also has a tradition of hosting Fulbright Fellows and of bringing to campus internationally recognized scholars working on various aspects of globalizing processes.

The research interests of IGHC members can be found through the links to each member’s profile page.

Learn more about our members

Working Groups:

There are several research projects and working groups affiliated with the IGHC. Such affiliation takes different forms and last for various periods of time. The current research projects and working groups are:

Funding Opportunities:

One avenue is a series of small grants to faculty and graduate students.  Faculty may apply to the Faculty Seed Fund.  

View our funding opportunities


Established by the Institute's first Associate Director, Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, the IGHC Working Papers Series is instrumental in building and maintaining an active community of scholars at McMaster and elsewhere whose work focuses upon globalization, its impact on economic, social, political and cultural relations, and the response of individuals, groups and societies to these impacts.

The Institute is also home to several journals.

View our publications

Past MRPs

The Globalization Studies MA program consists of course work plus a major research paper (MRP).

View our past Student MRPs

Inside Out Hamilton

In the summer of 2011, a series of large, black-and-white portraits appeared on walls in downtown Hamilton. Taken and posted by students in McMaster’s Globalization Studies program, the photos were of local residents, often marginalized members of a community marked by increasing gentrification.

Learn more about this project