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  • Contributors

Jeffrey A. Brune is an associate professor of history at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. He is the coeditor, with Daniel J. Wilson, of Blurring the Lines: Disability, Race, Gender and Passing in Modern America (Temple UP, 2013). He is now working on a monograph about how the fear of welfare fraud rose to the fore of American political culture in the nineteenth century.

Nirmala Erevelles is a professor of social and cultural studies in education at the University of Alabama. Her research focuses on the unruly, messy, unpredictable, and taboo body in the intersecting areas of disability studies, critical race theory, transnational feminism, sociology of education, and postcolonial studies. Her book Disability and Difference in Global Contexts: Towards a Transformative Body Politic was published by Palgrave in 2012.

Michael Gill is an assistant professor of disability studies in the School of Education at Syracuse University. He is the author of Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency (U of Minnesota P, 2015). He is also the coeditor, with Cathy Schlund-Vials, of Disability, Human Rights, and the Limits of Humanitarianism (Ashgate, 2014). His research and teaching interests include feminist and queer disability studies, intellectual disability and sexuality, reproductive justice, food allergies, intersections of gender, race, and science, and masculinity studies.

Leon J. Hilton is an assistant professor of theatre arts and performance studies at Brown University.

Timothy S. Lyle is an assistant professor of African American literature at Iona College, and he specializes in contemporary African American literature and culture with a particular focus on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and disability. He has most recently published work in CLA Journal, Callaloo, Continuum, and the Chicago-Kent Law Review. His forthcoming book-length projects explore HIV/AIDS representations post-1997 through the lens of narrative pleasure and ethical responsibility and introduce the burgeoning literary histories of transgender women of color.

Anna Mollow is the coeditor, with Robert McRuer, of Sex and Disability (Duke UP, 2012) and the coeditor, with Merri Lisa Johnson, of DSM-CRIP (Social Text Online, 2013). Her essays on disability, fatness, race, gender, and queerness have appeared, or are forthcoming, in After Lacan: Literature, Theory, and Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century (Cambridge UP, 2017), A Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory (Wiley Blackwell, 2017), Body Politics: Zeitschrift für Körpergeschichte, Hypatia, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, Women's Studies Quarterly, MELUS, The Disability Studies Reader, Michigan Quarterly Review, Disability Studies Quarterly, Bitch, Autostraddle, Everyday Feminism, and HuffPost.

Sarah Orem is a postdoctoral fellow in the program in American studies at Smith College, where she is completing a book project about performances of protest by homebound disabled women in twentieth-and twenty-first-century American theater.

Dr. Therí A. Pickens is the author of New Body Politics: Narrating Black and Arab Identity in the Contemporary United States (Routledge, 2014) and the forthcoming monograph Black Madness :: Mad Blackness (Duke UP). You can find out more about her work at her website: [End Page 249]

Justin Phillip Reed's first full-length collection of poetry, Indecency, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2018. He lives in St. Louis.

Sami Schalk is an assistant professor of gender and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on representations of race, disability, and gender in contemporary American literature and culture, and has appeared in Journal of Modern Literature, Disability Studies Quarterly, Journal of Popular Culture, and elsewhere. Her first book, Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction, is forthcoming from Duke University Press in 2018.

Dennis Tyler, Jr., is an assistant professor of English at Fordham University in New York. He earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his work either has been published or is forthcoming in a variety of publications, including Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, The Feminist Wire, Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Critical Theory, and elsewhere. His book, Disabilities of Color, is forthcoming from New York University Press.

Claude Wilkinson is a critic, essayist, poet, and painter. His poetry collections include Reading the Earth, winner of the Naomi...


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