Dr C.T. Cusack (Christopher)
Assistant professor - Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Assistant professor - Radboud Institute for Culture and History
Chris Cusack (he/him) is Assistant Professor of English and American Literature and Culture. He received his PhD cum laude from Radboud University in 2018. He has an MA (distinction) from University College London, and a BA (cum laude) from Radboud. His research focuses on questions of cultural identity formation, usually in transatlantic contexts. His PhD analysed representations of the Great Irish Famine in Irish and North American literature. Since then, his work has focused on various themes, including the transatlantic cultural memory of famine, local colour in transatlantic contexts, religion in Irish American writing, and the representation of death in Irish and American culture and literature. His work has appeared in a wide range of journals and edited books, and his first monograph is under contract with Liverpool University Press.
Chris has been the recipient of several scholarships and awards, including the Huygens Scholarship (twice), a GHI Horner Fellowship, a Keough Naughton Library Research Award, and a Boston College Summer Visiting Fellowship. As a literary critic, he writes for publications such as the Irish Times, the TLS, de Nederlandse Boekengids [Dutch Review of Books], Poetry London, and Poetry Review. By night, he moonlights as a poet, with big words but only fair to middling success.