- Teaching Professor
Dan Kubis received his PhD in English from Pitt in 2013. His dissertation, “Fighting for a Common Culture: Literary Theory in the Age of Reagan,” explored literary criticism and politics in the US in the 80s and 90s. From 2013-2016, he worked as a writer in Pitt’s Office of the Provost. From 2016-2020, he served as associate director of Pitt’s Humanities Center, where he expanded public programming, hosted the Being Human podcast, and began the Public Humanities Fellows program, which creates positions with local cultural institutions for Pitt graduate students in the humanities. Since 2020, he has worked as a teaching professor in the English department, where he teaches classes in literature and composition, including Introduction to Literature, The Short Story, History and Politics of the English Language, and the literature senior seminar. In addition to teaching, he regularly reviews books and writes on literary culture for local and national publications, including the Boston Globe, Chicago Review of Books, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.