The faculty who teach in the Global Studies Department come from many different disciplines, but share a commitment to engaged student learning. Learn more about some of the faculty who teach in the program below.

Nuria Alonso Garcia, Department Chairnuria-alonso-garcia-talking

After graduating from the Universidad de Oviedo with a degree in Spanish Philology in 1993, she started her doctoral work in the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, in Madrid. Read more…


Kara Cebulko

Kara Cebulko is an assistant professor of Sociology and Global Studies at Providence College. Her research and teaching interests focus on the experiences of unauthorized migrants, transitions to adulthood, race and ethnicity, and globalization. Read More…


Dana Ginestet

Dana Ginestet is a visiting instructor in Global Studies and Public and Community Service Studies. In her classrooms, Dana draws on more than fifteen years of professional experience in community economic development and international development.  Dana’s expertise is in managing large, complex government-funded projects in the U.S. and overseas and has included disaster recovery projects in the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina and economic development and governance-related projects in Afghanistan and several countries in Africa.  In the Global Studies Department, Dana has taught Introduction to Global Studies, Global Engagement, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, a global service-learning course with a trip to Nicaragua.


Nicholas Longo

Nicholas V. Longo is chair of Global Studies and professor of Public and Community Service Studies at Providence College. From 2006-2008, he served as the director of the Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute, an endowed civic leadership center at Miami University in Ohio. Read More…


Jim Tull

Jim facilitates workshops on community building, cultural transformation and deep ecology and also teaches Philosophy at the Community College of RI and Rhode Island’s state prison. In the summer of 2015, he and a small group of friends, including two PC/Community Service alums, founded ‘Listening Tree Cooperative’, a community-based permaculture homestead, in Chepachet, RI. He is father to Sofia (b. 1991) and Nelson (1994).


Trina Vithayathil

Trina Vithayathil, PhD (Brown University) is assistant professor in the Department of Global Studies. Trina specializes in examining social, political and economic inequality in contemporary India. She has taught Introduction to Global Studies, Case Studies in Globalization, Comparative Race and Inequality and is developing a new course, Political Economy of Race.