About the Director

Richard J. Parmentier, professor of anthropology and director of the graduate program in global studies, is a cultural anthropologist specializing in semiotic approaches to language and material culture. He is currently working on three research projects: the role of anomaly in sociocultural theory, the comparative semiotics of sacred images, and temporal markers in Micronesian narratives.

Welcome from the Director

richard parmentierWelcome to the Master of Arts program in Global Studies at Brandeis University.

This exciting program matriculated its first class in September 2009. This site is a window for you to learn more about the specifics of the program’s faculty, curriculum, and requirements. You will also find links to Brandeis’ Graduate School of Arts and Sciences that provide important information about admissions, fees, financial aid, and graduate student life.

I also encourage you to follow links to other academic, research, and administrative units so that you can get a fuller picture of rich resources of Brandeis University. As Director of the Global Studies program, I am happy to answer your questions by e-mail and in person if you are able to visit our campus in Waltham, Massachusetts. 

Rick Parmentier