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My name is Kimberly Hoover, and I am a doctoral candidate in the English Department. My own research focuses on the socio-political tension that arises from integrating “alternative” or “complementary” medicine (referre...
I am Treviene Harris, a 7th-year doctoral candidate from the English department. For the last 12 months, I have been interested in exploring careers beyond the academy. This interest has led me to think deeply about the aspec...
My name is Darrelstan Ferguson, and I am a third-year PhD candidate in the Hispanic Languages and Literatures Department of the University of Pittsburgh. My fields of interest include Afro-Hispanic literatures and...
My research in Theatre and Performance Studies explores cross-gender performance, public institutions, Early Modern drama, and gender and sexuality studies. At the intersection of these fields lies the possibility of the arts as agents of societal change. I’ve always had a passion for womxn-centered...
I am Felipe Castañeda, a Hispanic Language and Literature Ph.D. student at the University of Pittsburgh. Under the frame of the Humanities Engage Summer Immersive/Remote Program, I am currently working as a res...
My name is Dominique Branson, and I am a graduate student entering into my fourth year in the Department of Linguistics at Pitt. I am interested in the intersection of race, criminal justice, and African American...
My name is Eve Barden, I am an upcoming second-year graduate student in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Film and Media Studies Program, pursuing an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree in Film and Media s...
Hello, my name is Charles Athanasopoulos, and I am a PhD student in the Department of Communication. I am currently completing a summer immersive fellowship with...
I met with Annette Vee, associate professor of English and the director of the Composition Program, to discuss how she was going to use the Humanities En...
Alyssa Quintanilla, PhD Candidate in Critical and Cultural Studies in the Department of English, received an inaugural Immersive Dissertation Research Fellowships (IDRF). These fellowships incentivize and support dissertation projects that i...
Samuel Boateng, PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow in Jazz Studies in the Department of Music, received one of the inaugural Immersive Dissertation Research Fellows...
Since Raja Adal, Assistant Professor of History, is currently researching in Japan, we communicated electronically about his plans to use his Graduate Faculty Summer Stipend for Curricular Innovation for his course “Digital a...
“You know, I just don’t care about the digital humanities,” I said to a friend outside a coffeeshop on a sunny summer day in 2016. “I just don’t get computers and I don’t think they can help me with my research.” At the time, I never would have guessed that I would enroll in the Digital Studies and...
For most graduate students, networking is a mystical performance that we are expected to do. We spend the majority of our time alone reading, writing, and editing – most people don’t select the academic path because they are extroverts. Yet, most of us are coached to network without any clear direct...
Kylie Seltzer  More than Just a Game: How Sport Historian and Graduate Student Cory Brazile Uses IDPs April 11, 2019  On the third floor of Posvar, deep within the labyrinth of offices and cubicles, I had the opportunity to speak with third-year history graduate student Cory Brazile. When she beg...