Interdisciplinary Centre for Global South Studies

The Tübingen Interdisciplinary Centre for Global South Studies is a platform for an ongoing dialogue within a network of researchers, scholars and postgraduate students from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Europe who are engaged upon the exploration of the intellectual challenges of the Global South. The Interdisciplinary Centre supports a networking intellectual enquiry and exploratory political project that seeks to create new concepts and expanding scholarly rhizomes across the South.


The Interdisciplinary Centre hosts an MA and a structured PhD programme in Global South Studies, as well as facilitating the activities of a network of partner universities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific region (originally brought together by a BMBF-DAAD Thematic Network Project). 


left to right: R. West-Pavlov, J. von Bernstorff, S. Goumegou, K. Thielbörger, S. Thies, S. Borrmann

Steering Committee





Members of the Steering Committee

Conferences / Summer Schools


Summer School 2018

"Timescapes and Temporalities of the Global South"

31st July - 3rd August 2018, University of Tübingen


(Call for applications)



Upcoming Events


Congresso / Workshop

"Tendências de mudança linguística no português atual"

14-15 June 2018, University of Tübingen (programme)



"After the posts, before the cataclysm: Global South literary humanities in an era of
global multi-crises"

30-31 October 2018, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (CFP)






Project Coordination

María José Prieto, M.A.


On family leave for the summer semester 2018


Please contact:



University of Tübingen

Wilhelmstr. 50, Raum 229

72074 Tübingen