How to Join

GOSECA is an organization dedicated to promoting the academic study and broader intercultural understanding of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Our activities seek to increase cultural awareness and understanding of these regions through the organization of events open to all members of the University of Pittsburgh community and to its surrounding communities throughout western Pennsylvania. Our flagship event is an annual international graduate student conference on a topic chosen, after open debate, by the general GOSECA membership.
By joining GOSECA, you can help us organize an annual international graduate student conference at Pitt, and further your professional skills in:
  • Academic cooperation
  • Budgeting
  • Communications
  • Management
  • Networking
  • Research projects

To join, email

Or, "like" our page on Facebook at
Current Officers:
President: Joe Patrick (Linguistics)
Vice President: Alek Langford (GSPIA)
Business Manager: Jamie Horowitz (GSPIA)
Social Media Manager: Daria Masalaitis (GSPIA)
Historian: Sean Nonnenmacher (Linguistics)