About Our Faculty

World Class Research and Learning

Over 230 University of Pittsburgh faculty members are affiliated with the Global Studies Center. Their teaching expertise and research specializations support our certificate program and research initiatives.  Each academic year, they teach hundreds of courses on global themes in 35 departments and schools.

Interested in becoming a faculty affiliate of the GSC?

If your research and teaching foci relate at least 25% to the GSC’s themes and use a trans-national and interdisciplinary approach, please complete the online UCIS Faculty Survey and send your current CV to Veronica Dristas. Once your request has been reviewed, you will receive an email informing you of your affiliation. 

Our Research Initiatives


Our Cities in Transformation Initiative (CTI) seeks to coordinate and catalyze research on global urban transformations, historical and contemporary.  This interdisciplinary initiative encompasses research related to society and culture, economics and governance, ecology and sustainability, health and human well-being, rights and social justice, and energy, data, and infrastructure, and we welcome participation from everyone working in these areas.

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Global Health

GSC convenes an advisory group to nurture campus-wide cooperation on curricular and programmatic initiatives related to global health. Our aim is to promote the multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary study of global health among students and faculty by creating spaces for collaboration among scholars.

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GSC fosters interdisciplinary academic partnerships on migration and refugees that focus on the processes driving people to move.  We theorize migration, displacement, gentrification and other related phenomena with attention to local-global connections, exploring factors such as the changing nature of national borders, transnational regulation and governance, and broader social, economic, and political factors that affect people's movements, with special attention to the human costs of migration.

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Meet Our Affilitated Faculty 

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Funding Opportunities

Funding for Pitt Faculty

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Funding for Non-Pitt Faculty

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