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Department of English
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Areas of expertise
Literature and media in the 20th Century, the history of English since 1500, psychoanalysis, James Joyce, and linguistics
MacCabe is a Distinguished Professor of English and Film at Pitt, where he has taught since 1985. He also teaches English and the humanities at Birkbeck University of London, where he serves as associate director of the London Consortium, which he helped to found in 1995. He has been the author and producer, respectively, of Godard: Portrait of the Artist at 70 (2003) and Derek (2008).
In 2007, MacCabe was awarded a grant of $1,060,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom to fund his research project, “Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire.” With the award, MacCabe is cataloguing a collection of more than 7,000 British films from pre-1900 productions to television-era programming.
MacCabe is the author of James Joyce and the Revolution of the Word; Godard: Images, Sounds, Politics; Tracking the Signifier, and several other books. He edits the journal Critical Quarterly. He has produced several films, including Caravaggio, Distant Voices/Still Lives, The Long Day Closes, and the 16-part series Century of Cinema.
european union center of excellence
Mark A. Nordenberg University Chair,
Jean Monnet Chair ad personam,
director of the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center, and
professor of political science,
Department of Political Science
School of Arts and Sciences
Areas of Expertise
European Union politics and policy (such as the Euro transatlantic relations), climate change negotiations, comparative politics, Europe, comparative federalism and religion
Sbragia's career accomplishments include being designated as a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, a recognition given by the European Union to elite American academicians whose careers exemplify excellence in teaching and research related to the European Union. She is internationally renowned for her European scholarship.
From 1993 to 1995, Sbragia served as chair of the European Community Studies Association, the foremost national association for experts in the field. Because of her leadership, the association is now headquartered at Pitt.
She is the author of four books: Comparative Regionalism in an Age of Globalization; Debt Wish: Entrepreneurial Cities, U.S. Federalism, and Economic Development (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996); Euro-Politics: Politics and Policymaking in the "New" European Community (Edited book, Brookings Institution, 1992), largely credited with initiating a new wave of scholarly work in the United States on the topic of European integration; and The Municipal Money Chase: The Politics of Local Government Finance (Edited book, Westview Press, 1983). In addition, she has authored more than 50 articles and presented nearly 200 papers and speeches around the world.
graduate school of public and international affairs
Areas of Expertise
EU politics, comparative public policy, transatlantic relations, U.S. foreign policy
A widely recognized scholar of European politics, John T. S. Keeler is dean of Pitt’s Graduate School for Public and International Affairs. He previously served as chair of the University of Washington at Seattle’s European Union Studies Association at the Center for West European Studies and European Union Center of Excellence and was a professor of political science. He has published articles in numerous professional journals, including Comparative Politics and Comparative Political Studies. He is currently at work on a book that examines terrorism and transatlantic relations. Keeler was witness to the “Battle of Seattle” in 1999, when the World Trade Organization Summit generated violent confrontations between protesters and police..
Areas of Expertise
Western Europe, airline industry, non-U.S. government business, European Union, airlines and transportation policy, competition policy, international negotiation
Martin Staniland is a professor in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. His research areas include international relations, trade in transportation services, and European Union politics and economic issues. His publications include Falling Friends: The United States and Regime Change Abroad (Westview Press, 1991), American Intellectuals and African Nationalists, 1955-1970 (Yale University Press, 1991), and What Is Political Economy? (Yale University Press, 1987).