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 García, Department Chair
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 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…
Nicholas V. Longo is professor of Global Studies and 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…
Natoschia Scruggs is an Assistant Professor of Global Studies. Before joining the department, she held positions over the years in academia, at NGOs, and in government, including having served for nearly five years as principal advisor on research to Ambassador Susan Rice, Ambassador Samantha Power, and Ambassador Nikki Haley at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. She has an interdisciplinary PhD in African Diaspora Studies with a focus on global migration and was a Ford Foundation Fellow, Rotary Ambassadorial Fellow, and Fulbright Scholar. Read More...
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, 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.