Dr. Adrian Chubb earned his PhD in Germanic Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2021. His research focuses on the interaction between the political world and literary and cultural production within the expanding public sphere in the post-War Federal Republic, and particularly in the 1960s and 1970s. Additional areas of interest include German thought from the Enlightenment to Critical Theory, theories of the public sphere, and cultural representations the German protest and terrorist movements. His dissertation analyzed the links between Günter Grass's political speeches and essays and his literary work. Adrian attended the University of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK, where he obtained a BA in German and Russian Studies and an MA in German Studies. Adrian has taught at Illinois State University and at Middlebury College, and outside of academia, he has worked in corporate and marketing communications, computer programming, and data and systems analysis in Germany and the USA.
Publication: "In Search of Public Sphere Pluralism in 1960s West Germany" in Unsettled 1968 in the Troubled Present edited by Konarzewska, A.; Nakai, A.; Przeperski, M. London: Routledge. 2019.