Our Global Reach: North America

Study Abroad

In North America, the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs has approved Study Abroad programs in Canada and Mexico.

Faculty Research 

Barnard faculty have lived, studied, researched, and taught all over the world, and they contribute constantly to our contemporary knowledge of cultures and countries around the globe. Below are highlighted only some of the many remarkable faculty at Barnard who are pursuing an international research agenda:

Lucyle Hook Chair of English and Professor of Africana Studies

Professor Hall's research interests include Renaissance/Early Modern Literature and Culture, Critical Race Theory, Black Feminist Studies, Slavery Studies, Visual Culture, Food Studies, and Digital Humanities. She is currently working on two book projects: Sweet Taste of Empire, which examines the roles of race, aesthetics and gender in the Anglo-Caribbean sugar trade during the seventeenth century and a new project, Othello Was My Grandfather: Shakespeare and the African Diaspora, which discusses Afrodiasporic appropriations of Othello.

Professor of Environmental Science and Alena Wels Hirschorn '58 and Martin Hirschorn Professor of Environmental and Applied Sciences and Chair of the Department of Environmental Science

Professor Pfirman's research focuses on the Arctic environment, in particular on the nature and dynamics of Arctic sea ice under changing climate. Her previous research activities have included melting and surging glaciers and pollution transported by sea ice. 

Recently, a Barnard faculty member took students on a short term research trip to Mexico.

Student Research

Barnard students have also researched in Mexico through international student fellowships and scholarships.

Domestic Exchanges

Barnard participates in domestic exchange programs with Spelman College and Howard University.


Additionally, our global Alumnae Network includes graduates in Canada and Mexico.