Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2017
The University of Pittsburgh Slavic Department (http://www.slavic.pitt.edu/) 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 http://slavic.pitt.edu/graduate/requirements for application information.
PhD students help organize the annual Russian Film Symposium (http://www.rusfilm.pitt.edu); they edit and publish the Department’s journal, Studies in Slavic Cultures (http://www.pitt.edu/~slavic/sisc/). Alongside primary study towards the degree, students typically are mentored in obtaining MA or PhD certificates in one or more of four interdepartmental programs:
- Cultural Studies (http://pitt.edu/~cultural/)
- Film Studies (http://www.filmstudies.pitt.edu/)
- Russian and East European Studies (http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/)
- Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (http://www.wstudies.pitt.edu/)
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, seehttp://www.filmstudies.pitt.edu/graduate/interdisciplinary-phd.
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 athttps://app.applyyourself.com/?id=up-as. For more information, see http://slavic.pitt.edu/graduate/requirements.
In case of questions, please write to Patrick Fogarty, Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org; Prof. Nancy Condee, Director of Graduate Studies, email@example.com; Prof. David J. Birnbaum, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.