January 27, 2021
Courtney Colligan, Ph.D. student in Theatre Arts, has been selected as a 2021 National Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Pre-Doctoral Career Diversity Workshop Fellow. With the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the HWW Pre-Doctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshop is designed to orient Ph.D. students to conversations about postdoctoral career diversity for Humanists. The summer workshop creates a community of Fellows to support their journey through the spectrum of career possibilities before them. In summer 2020, Courtney held a Humanities Engage Immersive Summer Fellowship, collaborating with the Women and Girls Foundation’s social advocacy group, GirlGov, to create a report about the long-term effects of the GirlGov Program on its students. You can read Courtney’s reflections here. Courtney’s areas of study include performances of social justice, Early Modern theatre and performance, queer theory, and museum studies. Colligan is also the Executive Director of the Unit Literacy Group, which promotes wellness and recovery through literacy for individuals in the PA state prison system. Courtney is the University of Pittsburgh’s second HWW National Fellow, following Shelby Brewster, also a Ph.D. student in Theatre Arts.