Work in Progress
- Disabled Faculty: Disclosure, Identity, Access. With Stephanie Kerschbaum, I am working to learn more about the experiences of disabled faculty in higher education. We’re especially interested in the ways that disclosures of disability–both obvious and subtle–affect identities, work experiences, and access to academic discourses. This is a collaborative project, carried out with the Temple University Collaborative. Data are collected in two phases: an anonymous international survey (now completed) and a series of in-depth interviews (ongoing). Initial findings of this study have been presented at conferences including MLA, CCCC and SDS (see Presentations). This study was awarded a 2014 Research Initiative Grant ($10,000) from CCCC.
- Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (Corporealities Series), 2011. Winner of the Outstanding Book Award from CCCC. Reviews, annotations and commentary have appeared in the Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database; Disability Studies Quarterly; the Social Science Research Network; and Composition Forum.
Work Under Review/Forthcoming
- “The Bodymind Problem and the Possibilities of Pain.” Accepted for Hypatia. Special issue on “New Directions in Feminist Disability Studies,” ed. Kim Q. Hall. Forthcoming 2015.
- “Writing up the Academy: A Disabled Student and Her Tutor Negotiate the English Major.” Writing Centers and Disability. Ed. Rebecca Day Babcock, Sharifa Daniels, and James A. Inman. Anthology accepted by Fountainhead Press. Slated for publication in 2014.
- “Education.” Keywords in Disability Studies. Ed. Benjamin Reiss, Rachel Adams & David Serlin. Anthology accepted by New York University Press. Slated for publication in 2014.
- “Disclosing Mental Disability in Higher Education: A National Survey of Faculty Members.” With Mark S. Salzer, Amber O’Shea, and Stephanie Kerschbaum. Article submitted to the Harvard Educational Review on August 18, 2014.
Articles and Book Chapters
- “Faculty Members, Accommodation, and Access in Higher Education.” With Stephanie Kerschbaum, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Sushil Oswal, Amy Vidali, Susan Ghiaciuc, Jay Dolmage, Craig Meyer, Brenda Brueggemann, and Ellen Samuels. Profession 2013.
- “Multimodality in Motion: Disability and Kairotic Spaces.” With Melanie Yergeau, Elizabeth Brewer, Stephanie Kerschbaum, Sushil Oswal, Michael Salvo, Cynthia Selfe, and Franny Howes. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 18.1. August 2013.
- “Defining Mental Disability.” The Disability Studies Reader, 4th ed. Ed. Lennard J. Davis. New York/London: Routledge, 2013. 292-299.
- “Disability Studies Methodology: Explaining Ourselves to Ourselves.” Practicing Research in Writing Studies: Reflexive and Ethically Responsible Research. Ed. Katrina M. Powell & Pamela Takayoshi. New York: Hampton Press, 2012. 159-186.
- “Mental Disability and Other Terms of Art.” Profession. In the special section “Disability and Language,” ed. Petra Kuppers. New York: MLA, 2010. 117-123.
- “‘Her Pronouns Wax and Wane’: Psychosocial Disability, Autobiography and Counter-Diagnosis.” Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies 3.1 (2009): 11-33.
- “Access Imagined: The Construction of Disability in Conference Policy Documents.” Disability Studies Quarterly 29.1 (2009).
- “Writing From Normal: Critical Thinking and Disability in the Composition Classroom.” Disability and the Teaching of Writing: A Critical Sourcebook. Ed. Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson & Brenda Jo Brueggemann, with Jay Dolmage. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008. 56-73.
- “Accessing Disability: A Nondisabled Student Works the Hyphen.” College Composition and Communication 59.1 (2007): 53-76.
- “Purpose, Audience and Engagement in Spelman College’s eFolio Project.” Handbook of Research on E-Portfolios. Ed. Ali Jafari & Catherine Kaufman. Hershey, PA: Idea Group, 2006. 259-272.
- “What You See Is (Not) What You Get: Collaborative Composing in Digital Space.” Co-authored with Anne Bradford Warner. Special issue on visual composing across the curriculum. Ed. Joan Mullin. Across the Disciplines 3 (2005).
- “Beyond ‘Gotcha!’: Situating Plagiarism in Policy and Pedagogy.” College Composition and Communication 54.1 (2002): 88-115.
- “Annotation of ‘Mental Illness and Leadership.'” Bio/politics. Spring 2013.
- “It Shouldn’t Be So Hard.” Inside Higher Education. February 7, 2011.
- “Not That Girl.” Visible: A Femmethology. Ed. Jennifer Clare Burke. Vol. 1. Ypsilanti, MI: Homofactus Press, 2009. 102-109.
- “Disability as Diversity: A Thematic Approach.” CCCC Conversations on Diversity Blog. September 24, 2009.
- “Is Christian Siriano Making a Hot Mess of the Term ‘Tranny’?” Bitch Online. March 14, 2008.
- “Then You’ll Be Straight.” Creative Nonfiction 28 (2006): 84-101.
- “What Is the Purpose of an Electronic Portfolio?” Campus Technology. December 4, 2006.
- “Artificial Assimilation: Representational Politics of the Gayby Boom.” Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture 22 (Fall 2003): 59-67. Reprinted in Critical Encounters with Texts: Finding a Place to Stand, Pearson, 2004 and 2010: 543-554. Reprinted as “Queer and Pleasant Danger” in BitchFest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine, Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2006: 232-239.
- “Fear of Theory.” Forum 4.1 (2000): 6-11.
- “Where’s the Butch? On Prime-Time TV’s Embarrassment of Femmes.” Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture 12 (Fall 2000): 48-52, 78.
Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries
- Entries on “Depression,” “Melancholy” and “Prozac.” Encyclopedia of American Disability History. Ed. Susan Burch. New York: Facts on File, 2009. 256-57; 605-606; 747.
- “Inversion Therapy: A Review of Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability by Robert McRuer.” Nineteenth Century Gender Studies 4.2 (2008).
- “The Author Closet: A Review of Foucault and the Government of Disability edited by Shelly Tremain.” Theory & Event 9 (2006).
- Co-editor with Amy Vidali. Book/film/media review section, Disability Studies Quarterly. Appointed 2010 for three-year term.
- Co-editor with Amy Vidali & Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson. Special issue on “Disability in the Undergraduate Classroom.” Disability Studies Quarterly 28.4 (2008). Includes an introductory essay by the editors; writing by undergraduates working in disability studies; and peer-reviewed articles.
- “Disability Studies.” With Tara Wood and Chelsea Johnson. WPA/CompPile bibliography. Council of Writing Program Administrators.
Fiction & Poetry
- “Fleshly School” & “Fist” (poems). Wordgathering, June 2008.
- “Glass” (poem). Disability Studies Quarterly 28.2 (2008).
- “Collective Memory” and “Stick” (poems). Wordgathering, March 2008.
- “Drinking Saltwater” (poem). Breath & Shadow, November 2007.
- “Gratitude and Cancer” & “Grief for Dummies” (poems). Breath & Shadow, March 2007. Nominated for Pushcart Prize.
- “Slime Molds Have Eleven Sexes” (poem). The Gay & Lesbian Review, November/December 2003.
- “Jericho” (short story). Scribner’s Best of the Fiction Workshops. Ed. Alice Hoffman. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. 17-35. Reprinted in Ms. magazine, March/April 1997: 84-89.