Dr. Patrick Chura

Dr. Patrick Chura

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: English
Office: Olin 353
Phone: 330-972-6242
Email: jpc@uakron.edu


Biography

Patrick Chura teaches courses in nineteenth and twentieth century American literature and culture studies. He is the author of two books and has published articles on a variety of literary-historical topics. His second book, Thoreau the Land Surveyor, won the College English Association of Ohio’s Dasher Award for outstanding literary scholarship. His 2012 edition of Ernest Poole’s The Harbor was published in the Penguin Classics series.

Chura’s recent articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlight his contributions to discussions about race and social conflict at the national level.   

Professor Chura is also a translator who has made Lithuanian literary and cultural texts available in English. In 2009 he received a grant from the European Union for research in Baltic literature and drama, and in 2015 he received funding from the Lithuanian Ministry of Education to preserve memories of a politically decisive 1988 theater festival by establishing the Atgaiva Oral History Archive in the city of Šiauliai.

Dr. Chura has been a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eastern Europe and has received three Fulbright grants, lecturing in Lithuania in 2009, the United Kingdom in 2012, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in 2016. He serves on the editorial boards of The Eugene O’Neill Review and Lituanus.


Education

Ph.D., St. Louis University