Explore Humanities Engage

  • Melissa Lenos

    Advising, Coaching, & Mentoring

    The Senior Director of Graduate Advising and Engagement for the Humanities helps Ph.D. students in the humanities at the University of Pittsburgh flourish during graduate school and move confidently into meaningful professional roles afterwards. 

  • Victoria LaFave

    Student Spotlight: Victoria LaFave

    Victoria LaFave (Theatre Arts) is building her own pathway to success at the intersections of academic work and publicly engaged teaching.

  • Sean Nonnenmacher

    Student Spotlight: Sean Nonnenmacher

    Linguistics PhD candidate Sean Nonnenmacher’s summer immersive fellowship changed the direction of his dissertation and produced an LGBTQ oral history archive.

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    Career Exploration Tools and Resources

    Resources and tools to assess and showcase your skills and career interests

  • Alyssa Quintanilla

    Student Spotlight: Alyssa Quintanilla

    Scholar, digital artist, activist, and recent Ph.D., Alyssa Quintanilla (English) used her experience in the field as an inaugural Humanities Engage Immersive Dissertation Research Fellow to create a digital memorial as part of her dissertation, find her own voice in her writing, and successfully launch her tenure-track career.

  • Samuel Boateng

    Student Spotlight: Samuel Boateng

    Samuel Boateng (Music), an inaugural Humanities Engage Immersive Dissertation Research Fellow, Ghanaian pianist, composer, and scholar, uses community-facing research into the stories of African Jazz musicians to expand canonical jazz history and create a documentary film.

  • Sharing Humanities Insights with Non-Specialist Audiences

    Faculty who work with a variety of modalities, including op-eds and podcasts, discuss engaging with different publics.

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    Funding Awardees

    Learn about the exciting projects of our graduate student, faculty, and departmental awardees.