Academic Program: PhD Programs-Lit./Cult. & Slavic Film Studies (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh Slavic Department ( invites applications to its program, which provides a full range of courses with strengths in the study of contemporary Russian culture, Russian/Soviet cinema, and Russian Romanticism. Our program has supported dissertations in such diverseareas as contemporary Russian prose, Soviet postmodern culture, Thaw cinema, 1930s-40s Soviet civic poetry, prison culture of the Belomor Canal, post-Soviet philosophy, the Soviet anekdot, and Stagnation-era television serials.

PhD recipients have received academic job offers or prestigious post-doctoral fellowships in such institutions as Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Stanford Humanities Center, University College London, University of Texas Austin, Vanderbilt, and William and Mary.  See for application information.

PhD students help organize the annual Russian Film Symposium (; they edit and publish the Department’s journal, Studies in Slavic Cultures (  Alongside primary study towards the degree, students typically are mentored in obtaining MA or PhD certificates in one or more of four interdepartmental programs:

By PhD conferral, students will have teaching experience in culture, cinema, language, and literature courses(team-taught and stand-alone formats).

Alternative Slavic/Film Studies PhD. Students with preliminary coursework in Film Studies may apply to Pitt’s Interdisciplinary Film Studies PhD with a concentration in Slavic, thereby working towards a single PhD in two disciplines. Application to the Film Studies PhD degree may be made in two ways: a.) as part of the initial application to the University; b.) as an application (initially) only to the Slavic Department and later (after preparatory coursework) internally for transfer to the Film Studies PhD. For information, see

Financial aid (both non-teaching fellowships and teaching assistantships) is available to qualified applicants. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, 15 January 2017 and must be submitted electronically at  For more information, see

In case of questions, please write to Patrick Fogarty, Administrator,; Prof. Nancy Condee, Director of Graduate Studies,; Prof. David J. Birnbaum, Chair,