University of Northampton lecturer becomes Chair of the Global Studies Association

Date 10.10.2017

The Global Studies Association (GSA) has found a new home at the University of Northampton since Alison Hulme, Lecturer in International Development for the Faculty of Business and Law, was recently appointed Chair.

The GSA is a multi-disciplinary scholarly association established to address the vast social, political and economic transformations of global scope which currently have an impact on the world. Typically it focuses on issues such as globalisation, cosmopolitanism, human rights, migration, security and consumption.

After expressing an interest in getting involved in the running of the GSA and an informal discussion amongst the members, Alison was chosen as the best person to lead and shape the GSA going forward after the previous Chair, Chris Rumford, sadly passed away in 2016.

Alison said: “I feel rather humble to be stepping into the shoes of someone as established, respected and loved as Chris and I am honoured to have taken on the role of Chair and to be continuing his good work.

“I will be working closely with Leslie Sklair, the President of the GSA, to develop and maintain the commitment of the association and this will be particularly showcased at the GSA’s conference, which will be held at the University of Northampton in May 2018. We aim to attract a wide variety of attendees from highly established academics to graduate students and we look forward to welcoming all.”