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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Mar 08, 2021
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Critical European Culture Studies Program

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The PhD Program in Critical European Culture Studies offers a flexible interdisciplinary curriculum that appreciates the idea of Europe as a historically dynamic discourse. This new graduate program offers students discipline-specific training while fortifying it with a focus on broader issues such as transnationalism, migration, and cultural identity. It allows students to work across disciplinary boundaries to explore in depth the culture of Europe and develop new configurations in European and national cultural studies: European Studies and German/Russian/Polish/English/French/Italian/etc.  These may include literary, historical, anthropological, media-based, and other studies.

Contact Information

Program Director: Professor Randall Halle

Graduate Administrator: Briar Somerville

Main Office: 454 Cathedral of Learning



Admission Requirements:

  • a Master’s degree in a field related to Critical European Culture Studies
  • proficiency in English (for non-native English speakers, TOEFL scores should be provided),
  • proficiency in a second European-related language.  Proficiency in this European language should be at a level sufficient to study at a European University and may be demonstrated by:

1) semester-length enrollment in a European University OR

2) a minimum score of Advanced Low or the equivalent on the ACTFL/OPI or a similar score on a nationally or internationally recognized scale (such as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Financial Assistance

Graduate student funding would combine both Research Fellowships and Teaching Fellowships for a total of four years of funding from Pitt sources. Research Fellowships will be awarded during the first and last years. In other years, Teaching Fellowships give students experience teaching within specific departments.

In addition, students will receive one summer fellowship to offer research opportunities and language improvement in Europe (students may also supplement traditional summer fellowship amounts with research and travel funds from other sources such as the European Studies Center and the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, when necessary).

Affiliated Faculty

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Faculty  

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