Dr Chris Cusack is 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 doctorate cum laude in February 2018. He is a twice recipient of the prestigious Huygens scholarship, awarded by the Dutch government. In June 2013, he was a visiting scholar at Maynooth University. Later that year, he spent a week at the University of Oulu, Northern Finland, as a guest lecturer, during the annual Irish Festival of Oulu. In July 2018, he was a Joseph Horner Memorial Library fellow at the German Society of Pennsylvania.
Sometimes he believes himself to be a poet. As a critic, he writes for publications such as the Times Literary Supplement and the Irish Times. He is also Chair of the Board of Kwatta, a well-known Dutch children’s theatre company. In his spare time, he sells tickets at indie cinema LUX and sometimes volunteers at Extrapool. In addition to the usual cultural stimulants for the self-proclaimed intellectual, he also likes cats, dinosaurs, and vampires (the old-fashioned kind), and playing hide and seek.