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Graduate Opportunities @ University of Pittsburg

19 Nov 2021 2:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh is currently accepting applications for its MA/PhD and PhD programs in French. Our teaching and research strengths are global and transhistorical, and they are organized into four networks: gender and sexuality, film and media, nation/transnation, and environment. Students have the opportunity to take departmental seminars that focus on a historical period or geographic context and seminars that explore our networks from a diachronic perspective. These research networks extend out into the many departments and programs around campus with which we collaborate, and students are encouraged to take seminars, work with faculty, and pursue graduate certificates in African Studies; Cultural Studies; Digital Studies and Methods; European Union Studies; Film and Media Studies; Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Global Studies; Medieval and Renaissance Studies; and West European Studies. Pittsburgh is a vibrant, diverse, and thriving urban community, consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the United States.


The University of Pittsburgh supports students for five years by providing full tuition scholarships, teaching and research fellowships, and individual health insurance coverage at no cost. Applicants from underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply as there are additional fellowships available at the University level. The application deadline is January 15th, 2022.


Our department offers a welcoming and supportive community in which students can develop their interests within and beyond the academy. Students are closely mentored by faculty from the day they arrive to the day they graduate through informal mechanisms and organized preprofessional workshops and coursework. Students receive pedagogical training at all levels of the curriculum, and advanced students have the opportunity to teach at the third-year level in courses such as Reading French: Literature, Media, Culture; France in the 21st Century; and Speaking French: Atelier d’expression orale. Advanced PhD students also gain experience teaching courses in English on gender and sexuality and French cinema. Students also have the opportunity to learn how to teach for study abroad through our summer program in Nantes. Full-year research and teaching abroad experiences are available through our partnerships with the University of Nanterre. Summer funding for research and travel are available at the departmental, college, and university levels.

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