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.


Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Un/Shared Space: The Dilemma of Inclusive Architecture.” Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader. Ed. Jos Boys. London/New York: Rutledge, 2017. 155-172.
  • “We Are Here: Negotiating Difference and Alliance in Spaces of Cultural Rhetorics.” With Victor Del Hierro and Daisy Levy. enculturation 2016.
  • Dunhamn, Jane, Jerome Harris, Shancia Jarrett, Leroy Moore, Akemi Nishida, Margaret Price, Britney Robinson, & Sami Schalk. “Developing and Reflecting on a Black Disability Studies Pedagogy: Work from the National Black Disability Studies Coalition.” Disability Studies Quarterly 35.2 (2015).
  • “The Bodymind Problem and the Possibilities of Pain.” Hypatia 30.1 (2015). Special issue on “New Conversations in Feminist Disability Studies.” Guest ed. Kim Q. Hall. 268-284.
  • “Moving Beyond Disability 2.0 in Composition Studies.” With Tara Wood, Jay Dolmage, and Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson. Composition Studies 42.2 (2014): 147-150.
  • 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.


Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries


  • 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.

Annotated Bibliography

  • 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.