About the Cultural Studies Program

The Graduate Program for Cultural Studies (CLST) provides the University of Pittsburgh with a vibrant intellectual center for interdisciplinary cultural critique and analysis.  Through its two graduate certificate programs (MA and PhD), course offerings, common seminar and colloquium, graduate student fellowships, dissertation writers' colloquium, dissertation prize, incoming graduate student meet-and-greet, open house, professional workshops, distinguished guest lecture, major annual or biennial conference, and its co-sponorship of dozens of talks and forums, CLST fosters the intensive study of cultural formations, past and present, from around the world.

One of the oldest and, with nearly fifty course offerings annually, most extensive cultural studies programs in the US, CLST serves as a site where over one-hundred faculty members and about ninety enrolled graduate certificate students from seventeen of Pitt's departments and schools exchange ideas about studying culture, beyond national boundaries and disciplinary divisions.  CLST, in short, stands as an institutional forum for responding to the increasingly global need to engage, through interdisciplinary and postdisciplinary lenses, the problematics of culture.

The program's current director is Ronald J. Zboray, Professor of Communication, an affiliate faculty member in Cultural Studies, Global Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies.

News

CLST-GSO Elects Officers for 2014-2015

At the Cultural Studies Graduate Student Organization meeting held on 4 April 2014, the results of the Spring elections for next year's officers were announced

CLST's First Visiting Scholar Arrives

Zhiping Song, an English Professor from Shanghai Maritime University who studies eco-translatology, will spend a year in residence as a CLST Visiting Scholar

CLST-GSO Solicits 4 Officer Nominations for AY2014-2015 by 3 Apr. 2014

Please take the time to nominate officers for the Cultural Studies GSO. In order to nominate, send the nominee's name and department and the position being