Humanities Council

The Humanities Council is a group of leaders of humanities departments, centers, and affiliated units at the University of Pittsburgh. Formed in 2014, the council meets regularly to discuss areas of common interest and develop ways to promote the humanities at Pitt and beyond.


Jonathan Arac, Humanities Center
Christopher Drew Armstrong, Architectural Studies
Daniel Balderston, Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Robert Batterman, Philosophy
Don Bialostosky (chair), English
David Birnbaum, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Jacques Bromberg, Classics
James Cook, Asian Studies Center
Annmarie Duggan, Theatre Arts
Shelome Gooden, Linguistics
Michael Goodhart, Global Studies
Randall Halle, German
Christina Hoenig, Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Science
Diego Holstein, World History Center
Lina Insana, French and Italian
Delanie Jenkins, Studio Arts
Andrew Konitzer, Center for Russian and East European Studies
Alison Langmead, Visual Media Workshop
Adam Lowenstein, Film Studies
Steven Lund, University Center for International Studies
Barbara McCloskey, History of Art and Architecture
Sandra Mitchell, History and Philosophy of Science
Scott Morgenstern, Center for Latin American Studies
Hiroshi Nara, East Asian Languages and Literatures
Lester Olson, Communication
Lisa Parker, Center for Bioethics and Health Law
Linda Penkower, Religious Studies
Lara Putnam, History
Todd Reeser, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Deane Root, Music
Adam Shear, Jewish Studies
Jennifer Waldron, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Courtney Weikle-Mills, Children's Literature
Ronald Zboray, Cultural Studies