Dr Chris Cusack (he/him) is a researcher, writer, teacher, and literary critic. He works as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Previously, he was a lecturer and teacher educator at HAN University of Applied Sciences, and he has also taught at the University of Amsterdam and Emerson College European Center. He was awarded his PhD cum laude in February 2018 for a thesis on fiction about the Great Irish Famine, and has been the recipient of a number of scholar- and fellowships. His research on the literature and culture of Ireland and its North American diaspora has appeared or is forthcoming in a range of books, and in journals such as Atlantic Studies, Irish Studies Review, New Hibernia Review, Breac, and Symbiosis. He has also (co-)edited several books and a special issue of Religion & Literature.
At times he believes himself to be a poet. His creative work has appeared in lots of places, including Poetry Ireland Review, Banshee, The Honest Ulsterman, Ink Sweat & Tears, Abridged, 3:AM, and The Manchester Review. As a critic, he has written for the Times Literary Supplement, the Irish Times, Poetry London, and Poetry Review. He is Chair of the Board of Kwatta, a renowned Dutch children’s theatre company. He likes books, cats, and T. rexes, and believes that Wikipedia is wrong in classifying the Godzilla franchise as dinosaur flicks.