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Daniel Radus

Daniel Radus

Dan Radus is Assistant Professor of English and the coordinator of the Native American Studies Program at SUNY Cortland. He specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Indigenous literatures in North America, with particular interests in Indigenous historical writing, book history, print culture, and materialism. His current project, "Indigenizing the Book," considers a series of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books that have been inscribed, embellished, or otherwise altered by Indigenous readers, writers, and artists. 

Radus is a Junior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, University of Virginia, and his scholarship has been supported by fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society and the Newberry Library. His work has been published in American LiteratureStudies in American Indian Literatures, and Early American Literature.

At Cortland, Radus teaches courses in the Indigenous literatures of North America as well as in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literatures. He is the recipient of two college-wide awards for teaching: the Tenure-Track Excellence in Teaching Award (2020) and the Steven J. Barnes Outstanding Faculty Member Award (2021).

A recent CV is available at this link.


Ph. D., English Language and Literature, Cornell University, 2017

M.A., English Language and Literature, Cornell University, 2013

M.A., English, Pennsylvania State University, 2010

B.A., English Language and Literature, Cornell University, 2008