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
Dan Balderston, Borges Center
Jerome Branche, Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Robert Batterman, Philosophy
Don Bialostosky, English
David Birnbaum, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Nancy Condee, Center for Russian and East European Studies
James Cook, Asian Studies Center
Allyson Delnore, European Studies Center
Annmarie Duggan, Theatre Arts
Shelome Gooden, Linguistics
Michael Goodhart, Global Studies
Randall Halle, Film Studies and German
Diego Holstein, World History Center
Lina Insana (chair), French and Italian
Delanie Jenkins, Studio Arts
Alison Langmead, Visual Media Workshop
Edouard Macherey, Center for Philosophy of Science
Jeanne Marie Laskas, Center for Creativity
Dawn Lundy Martin, Center for African American Poetry and Poetics
James Lennox, 
Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Science
Barbara McCloskey, History of Art and Architecture
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
Mark Possanza, Classics
Lara Putnam, History
Adam Shear, Jewish Studies
Jennifer Waldron, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Courtney Weikle-Mills, Children's Literature
Ronald Zboray, Cultural Studies