In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:

  • About the Contributors

Hannah Anglin-Jaffe ( is a lecturer at the University of Exeter in the Graduate School of Education. Previously, she has lectured at the University of Plymouth and she gained her doctorate in English Literature from the University of Reading. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and span Deaf and disability studies, literary studies, and inclusive education. She has published work on connecting Deaf studies and literary theory in Culture, Theory and Critique and has an article on the peer learning of sign languages in the Journal of Philosophy and Education. She has published on the relationship between Deaf culture and inclusive education and is currently completing a monograph exploring cultural attitudes to sign languages and deafness.

Katrina Arndt ( is Associate Professor of Inclusive Education at St John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Her research interests focus broadly on inclusive practices in schooling and more narrowly on sharing the perspectives of individuals who are visually impaired, blind, and deaf-blind.

Maia Van Beuren ( recently completed her Master’s degree in maths, science, and technology education at St John Fisher College. Her research interests include how stereotypes impact on gender and science education, and the relationship between these and students’ attitudes toward science.

Ria Cheyne ( is Deputy Director of the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies at Liverpool Hope University. Her research focuses on disability in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, particularly genre fiction. She has guest-edited a special issue of the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, namely, Popular Genres and Disability Representation (2012), and her work has been published, or is forthcoming in, JLCDS, Journal of Modern Literature, Science Fiction Studies, and Extrapolation. She is currently working on a book on disability in contemporary genre fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, and romance.

Tom Coogan ( is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Birmingham. He has published a number of articles and book chapters on disability life-writing, and is currently at work on a monograph on this topic.

Dustin Galer ( is a doctoral student in history at the University of Toronto where he studies disability, labour, cultural, and environmental history. His dissertation explores the impact of disability rights activism on the social integration and employment of people with disabilities. He has published research and review essays in the journals Labour/Le Travail, Left History, and Disability & Society with forthcoming works in Canadian disability history.

Stephanie Hsu ( is an Assistant Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Pace University in New York City. She received her PhD from New York University in 2009, and her work has appeared in the Journal of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States and Queer Exoticism (edited by David A. Powell and Tamara Powell). [End Page 119] She was an educator at the Museum of Chinese in America, and she has taught at NYU, the City University of New York’s Hunter College, and the University of California, Santa Barbara in the areas of Asian American studies, diasporic literature, transgender studies, and queer theory. Currently she is working on a book manuscript about the representations of immigrant genders and sexualities in twentieth-century American literature.

Dilia Narduzzi ( recently completed a PhD in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University with a dissertation that addresses the biological, cultural, and queer manifestations of the reproductive process. This research discusses how reiterative processes of physical and cultural reproduction operate to entrench bodily and socio-cultural norms. Disability studies and queer theory are the predominant theoretical frameworks used. Current research interests include apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narratives, specifically how the concepts of “nature” and “natural” factor in these stories.

Cassie Ogden ( is a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Chester where she teaches on a number of modules including the sociology of health, disease and illness, and advanced social theory. She is co-editor of Corporeality: The Body and Society (in press), which includes her chapter on the regulatory impact upon...


Additional Information

Print ISSN
pp. 119-120
Launched on MUSE
Open Access
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.