About Margaret

I’m an associate professor of English at The Ohio State University, specializing in disability studies and rhetoric/composition/literacy. I like to wear interesting socks, am a near-constant knitter, am an active member of the Atlanta Peachtree Road Rollers, and have a five-pound dog named Ivy. I am white, a genderqueer femme, and disabled. I use the pronouns she/her/hers. The best way to reach me is to use my OSU email, which is price.1225 (at) osu.edu.

My book Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life (University of Michigan Press) won the Outstanding Book Award from CCCC. Katie Rose Guest Pryal in the Chronicle of Higher Education calls Mad at Schoolthe book about mental health and higher education.” Reviews, annotations and commentary have appeared in College Composition and Communication; the Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database; Disability Studies Quarterly; Hypatia; the Social Science Research Network; and Composition Forum.

Other writing appears in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy; Hypatia; Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture; Inside Higher Education; Creative Nonfiction; College Composition and Communication; Profession; Disability Studies QuarterlyEnculturation; and other venues. I hold a PhD in rhetoric/composition from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Michigan, and a BA from Amherst College.

I’m now at work on a survey and interview study of disabled faculty and the politics of disclosure in higher education. My partners in this study are Dr. Stephanie Kerschbaum (University of Delaware), Dr. Mark Salzer (University of Delaware), and Amber O’Shea (Temple University). I am also at work on a book about crip spacetime.

In August 2017, I was honored to be inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

Images and headshots can be downloaded from this Flickr album.