Faculty & Teaching

Tony Novosel in a black shirt
Tony Novosel's eye-opening experiences in Northern Ireland led him to Pitt, where the faculty member now helps students explore new places through a study abroad scholarship. This story is part of Pitt Magazine's special summer 2021 digital issue. Keep an eye out throughout the season for more new stories.
Jules Gill-Peterson in an orange shirt, a grey brick wall in the background
The struggles of trans children in the era before modern medicine show not just how trans youths are far from a new phenomenon, but also how tenacious they were compared to their parents and doctors, writes Pitt’s Jules Gill-Peterson for The Conversation.
Alaina E. Roberts in a black shirt
Ahead of the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre on May 31, read an excerpt from Professor Alaina E. Roberts’ new book that depicts the lead-up to and aftermath of that brutal event.
Cathedral of Learning at sunset with a flying saucer to the right
As the U.S. government prepares to share an unclassified report on “unidentified aerial phenomena,” we asked Pitt experts to weigh in on the science, politics and psychology of aliens and extraterrestrial spacecraft.
A student in a red shirt reads a book with a blurred teacher in the background.
A $2 million gift will support the creation of “micro-collectives” at local public schools that aim to rebuild the teaching pipeline for Black educators.
Greg Weston with a grey mask and yellow shirt sits at a red desk with recording equipment in the foreground
A collaboration between WPTS and the English department created opportunities for undergraduate students and highlighted Pitt Humanities’ perseverance during the pandemic.
Rogers in a suit and tie in front of a flowering bush
Gayle Rogers, professor in and chair of Pitt's Department of English and author of the forthcoming book, “Speculation: A Cultural History from Aristotle to AI,” writes about financial speculation through the ages, from tulips and scrips to bitcoin and meme stocks.
A compilation of the headshots of Diego Chaves-Gnecco, Carmelo Mesa-Lago and Vyasa Sai from left to right
Diego Chaves-Gnecco, Carmelo Mesa-Lago and Vyasa Sai (ENGR ’13G) are working toward equality in health care and STEM fields.
Balazs in a purple turtleneck in front of a beige background
The Distinguished Professor in the Swanson School of Engineering adds one of the nation’s top honors to her portfolio. Balazs is internationally recognized for her theoretical and computational modeling of polymers.
Kirk Savage leaning against a sculpture
The art historian and Pitt professor joins the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Kimberlé Crenshaw and Sanjay Gupta in the newest class of the prestigious academy.