Dan Kubis

Senior Lecturer

Dan Kubis researches, writes, and teaches classes on the public value of the humanities. Recent courses include Humanities in the City, Writing for the Public, and Written Professional Communication: Topics in Diversity. He also works on public-facing programming in humanities fields. In Pitt’s Humanities Center, where he worked from 2016 to 2020, he expanded public programming and began the Public Humanities Fellows program, which creates positions with local cultural institutions for Pitt graduate students in the humanities. Since 2015, he has hosted the Being Human podcast, which features monthly interviews with artists and scholars in the humanities. He has published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Baffler, and Inside Higher Ed, and held administrative positions in Pitt’s Office of the Provost and the California College of the Arts. Dan received a PhD in English from Pitt, an MA in philosophy from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and a BA in philosophy and architectural studies from Pitt.