The Center for Global Studies and the Humanities (CGSH) stands for putting institutions at the service of life rather than life at the service of institutions. This shift is the starting point of de-colonial thinking and doing the CGSH promotes.

Through the Center we aim to investigate the role of the Humanities in building the modern/colonial world, its place in imperial formations and imperial expansion. CGSH also promotes workshops, seminars, exhibitions, and and publications with other centers (INPUTS and NiNsee) around the world engaged in decolonial humanities. The analytic goals of CGSH focus on understanding the social and psychological roots of injustice, exploitation, and domination, while the prospective goals focus on knowledge-making that advocates emancipation and community building over development for accumulation and individual success.