Global Diasporas Program

The Global Diasporas Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks to explore the transnational networks of diaspora communities through examination of their multifaceted identities across linguistic and cultural spaces. It is the goal of this program to engage with students, faculty, and scholarly groups from different academic training and backgrounds from around the world.

We are seeking collaborative partnerships with academic units, centers, and funding agencies at Illinois and beyond. Students, faculty, and early career scholars are welcome to join our group. The current website for the program is live and viewable at; future updates will be applied as new information is made available. Please send your questions about the program to Joseph Lenkart, Head of the Slavic Reference Service, at