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About Cultural Studies

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

CLST fosters the intensive study of cultural formations, past and present, from around the world.

One of the oldest and, with about ninety course offerings annually, most extensive cultural studies programs in the US, CLST serves as a site where 183 faculty members and 101 enrolled graduate certificate students from twenty-four 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.

To learn more about the program and its recent here, see its biannual newsletter.