Rachel Adams is professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where she also directs the Center for the Study of Social Difference. Her most recent book is Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery, and the co-edited volume, Keywords for Disability Studies.
Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, PhD is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Gallaudet University, a bilingual American Sign Language-English liberal arts university serving deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students. She serves as bioethics expert to the World Federation of the Deaf and chaired the National Association of the Deaf subcommittee on bioethics, and has been affiliated with the University of New Mexico Signed Language Interpreting Program as a practicum supervisor and ethics consultant for over twenty years. Her principal current research interests include an examination of ethical issues in signed language interpreting, emerging technology and the signing deaf community, and Deaf philosophy.
Stephen M. Campbell is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bentley University and an Instructor for the Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics at Yale University. His current research focuses on conceptual and ethical issues related to well-being, disability, meaning, death, and human enhancement. Dr. Campbell is one of the guest editors for this special issue of KIEJ.
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is Professor of English and bioethics at Emory University, where her fields of study are disability studies, American literature and culture, bioethics, and feminist theory. Her work develops the field of critical disability studies in the health humanities, broadly understood, to bring forward disability access, inclusion, and identity to communities inside and outside of the academy. She is the author of Staring: How We Look and several other books. Her current book project is Habitable Worlds: Toward a Disability Bioethics.
Sabrina Gill, MD, MBE, is a graduate of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a resident in Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Committed to serving marginalized and underserved populations, Dr. Gill is currently developing clinical, research, and bioethical projects that attend to women's health, LGBT health, and addiction-related medicine.
Eva Feder Kittay is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University/SUNY, Emerita. She is the recipient of a NEH and a Guggenheim Fellowship for Learning from My Daughter: Disabled Minds and Rethinking What Matters, to be published by Oxford University Press. Her previous publications include Love's Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency, [End Page vi] Cognitive Disability and the Challenge to Moral Philosophy, and Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy.
Erik Parens, PhD, is a senior research scholar at The Hastings Center and is Director of The Hastings Center Initiative in Bioethics and the Humanities. His most recent book is Shaping Our Selves: On Technology, Flourishing, and a Habit of Thinking.
Joseph A Stramondo is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at San Diego State University, where he works in applied philosophy broadly, but especially bioethics, feminist philosophy, philosophy of disability, social-political philosophy, and neuroethics.
Lance Wahlert, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wahlert also serves as Faculty Director of the Master of Bioethics (MBE) at Penn and holds joint faculty appointments at Penn in the Departments of English, Cinema Studies, and Gender/Sexuality Studies. Dr. Wahlert is also the co-founder and Director of the international project "Bioethics, Sexuality, Gender Identity," which has fostered a subfield in bioethics committed to the sensitivities of LGBTQ persons in medicine and the biosciences. He also serves as one of the guest editors of this special issue of KIEJ on the theme of "Choosing Disability."
David Wasserman is on the faculty of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. He works primarily on ethical issues in reproduction, disability, genetics, and neuroscience. He is co-author of the recent Debating Procreation (with David Benatar) and co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability (with Adam Cureton). [End Page vii]