CURRICULUM VITAE

   ROSEMARIE GARLAND-THOMSON

full CV available here

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Professor of English
Co-Director, Disability Studies Initiative
Callaway Center N309
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-727-6420 (main)
404-727-7282 (department office)
rgarlan@emory.ed
                                     

 EDUCATION

Ph.D., English, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; Concentration: 19th- and 20th-century American fiction and culture; disability studies; feminist theory, 1993

M.A., English, University of Nevada, Reno, NV                            

B.A, English, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

POSITIONS HELD

Professor of English, Emory University, 2014-present

Affiliated faculty appointments:

     The Department Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
     The Institute of Liberal Arts
     
The Center for Ethics
     
The Institute of Human Rights
     
Office of Sustainability Initiatives

Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University, 2007-2014

Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, Emory University, 2002-2007

Graduate Associate Professor of English, Howard University, 1997-2001

Assistant Professor of English, Howard University, 1992-1997

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Monographs

Staring: How We Look. Oxford University Press. 2009.

Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature. Columbia University Press.  1997.

In progress:      Habitable Worlds: Disability, Technology, and Eugenics
                             
Disability in Film

Edited Volumes

 Re-Presenting Disability: Agency and Activism in the Museum (Ed. with R. Sandell and J. Dodd). London and New York: Routledge. 2010.            

Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities. (Ed. with S. Snyder and B. Brueggemann). Modern Language Association Press. 2002.             

Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body. New York University Press.  1996.

In progress:      Global Disability Studies:  Reports from the Field (Ed. withKatie Ellis, Mike Kent, and Rachel Robertson)
                            Freakery II (Ed. with Susanne Hamscha)

Selected Recent Peer-Reviewed Chapters and Articles

2015   

2015    “An Ethics of Sentience: Disability in Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone.” Literature and Medicine. Under Review.

2015    "Eugenic World-Building and Disability: The Strange World of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go." Journal of Medical Humanities. Forthcoming.      

2015    “Building a World with Disability in It,” In Culture-Theory-Disability: Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies. Transcript. Forthcoming.

2015    “Eugenics.” In Keywords in Disability Studies. Eds. R. Adams, B. Reiss, and D. Serlin. New York: NYU Press.

2015    “Human Biodiversity Conservation: A Consensual Ethical Principle.” American Journal of Bioethics 15, 6: 13-15.

2015    “A Habitable World: Harriet McBryde Johnson’s ‘Case for My Life.’” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 30, 1: 300-06.

2014   

“The Story of My Work: How I Became Disabled.” DSQ: Disability Studies Quarterly 34, 2: np.

2013   

“Disability Studies: A Field Emerged.” American Quarterly 65, 4: 915-26.

2012   

“The Case for Conserving Disability.” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9, 3 (September): 339-55.

2011   

“Misfits: A Feminist Materialist Disability Concept.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 26, 3 (Summer): 591-609.

2010   

“Roosevelt’s Sister: Why We Need Disability Studies in the Humanities.” DSQ: Disability Studies Quarterly Vol 30, No 3/4 (Summer/Fall).

“Picturing People with Disabilities.” Re-Presenting Disability: Agency and Activism in the Museum. Eds. R. Sandell, J. Dodd, and R. Garland-Thomson. London and New York: Routledge: 23-40.

2006   

“Ways of Staring.” Journal of Visual Culture 5, 2 (Summer): 165-184. 

2005   

“Feminist Disability Studies: A Review Essay.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 30, 2 (Winter): 1557-87.

“What Her Body Taught (or, Teaching about and with a Disability).” Feminist Studies 31, 1 (April): 13-33.

"Welcoming the Unbidden: The Case for Conserving Human Biodiversity."  What Democracy Looks Like. Eds. A.S. Lang and C. Tichi. Rutgers University Press: 77-87.

2004   

“Dares to Stares: Disabled Women Performance Artists and the Dynamics of Staring.” Bodies in Commotion: Disability and Performance. Eds. P. Auslander and C. Sandahl. University of Michigan Press: 30-42.

“The Cultural Logic of Euthanasia: ‘Sad Fancyings’ in Herman Melville’s ‘Bartleby.’” American Literature 76, 4 (December): 777-806.

2002   

“Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory.” National Women’s Studies Association Journal 14, 2 (Fall): 1-32.

2000   

“Seeing the Disabled: Visual Rhetorics of Popular Disability Photography.”  The New Disability History American Perspectives. Eds. P. Longmore and L. Umansky. New York University Press: 335-74.

SELECTED KEYNOTE AND INVITED LECTURES

International Keynotes and Lectures

2016  

International Conference on “Beauty and the Norm: Debating Standardization in Bodily Appearance,” Bayreuth University, Bayreuth, Germany; April (scheduled) 

University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (scheduled)

2015  

"Habitable Worlds: Disability, Space, and Eugenics," International Conference on “Negotiating Space for (Dis)Ability in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media,” University of Lodz, Poland, Keynote Address; September

“Dignity and Disability,” International Conference on “The Failed Individual,” Universität Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany; Keynote Address; November

"The Poetics of Predictive Text," “The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies, Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Hope Liverpool University; Invited Lecture; July

"A Habitable World," Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa; Invited Lecture; May (scheduled)

“Bioconservatism, World Building, and Disability,” Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand; Invited Lecture; April

 “Habitable Worlds: Disability, Technology, and Eugenics,” Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand; Invited Lecture; April

 “Critical Disability Studies,” La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Invited Lecture; April

 “World Building and Disability,” La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Invited Lecture; April

 “Habitable Worlds: Disability, Technology, and Eugenics,” Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia; Visiting Fellow Lecture; March

 “Critical Disability Studies,” Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia; Visiting Fellow Lecture; March

 “Critical Disability Studies,” University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Invited Lecture; March

 “World Building and Disability,” University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Invited Lecture; March

2014   

“Disability Gain: Advancing Ideas in Disability Studies.” Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada, Invited Lecture; November

“Gender and Disability in Visual Culture,” University of Iceland, Center for Disability Studies, Reykjavik, Iceland, Conference on "Disability and Culture," Keynote Address; March

“Why Disability? Or Who Should and Should Not Inhabit the World?” Disability History Lecture Series, KU Leuven, Flanders, Belgium; March

“What We Gain from Disability,” KU Leuven, Flanders, Belgium, Invited Lecture; March 

2013   

"Disability Gain," Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, “Avoidance and the Academy,” The International Conference on Disability, Culture, and Education; Invited Lecture; September

“Why disability? Or Who Should and Should Not Inhabit The World?,” University of Windsor Humanities Research Group, Windsor, ON, Distinguished Lecture; February

2012   

“Extraordinary Faces,” The Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin, Germany, "Culture Meets Surgery" Conference; Invited Lecture; November

“Building a World with Disability in It,” University of Cologne, Germany, Conference on “Disability Studies/Cultural Studies,” Keynote Address; October 

“Staring: How We Look,” The Bergen Centre of Visual Culture NOMADIKON, Norway, Conference on “Ecologies of Seeing or Seeing Whole: Images and Space, Images within Images,” Albany, NY, Keynote Address; September 27 

University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Conference on “Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment,” Distinguished Keynote Address; June 

2011   

Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2 Invited Lectures; December 6

Human Rights Media Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, Invited Lecture; December 3

AfriNEAD (The African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability) Symposium, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Keynote Address; November 29

Oslo University College, Norway, Conference on “Disability and Public Space,” Keynote Address; April 28

2010   

Van Leer Institute and University of Tel Aviv, Israel, “Rethinking Disability: The State, the Community and the Individual” International Conference on Disability, Keynote Address; December 30

Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Conference, Singapore, Keynote Address; July 26

2009   

Linköping, Sweden, “The Perfect Body: Between Normativity and Consumerism” European Science Foundation Research Conference, Keynote Address; October

2008   

The University of Budapest College of Special Education, Budapest, Hungary, Invited Lecture; September 

2007   

University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Invited Lecture; October

Institut Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft, Berlin, Germany, Invited Lecture; July

University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Disability Studies Lecture Series, Invited Lecture; May

Network on Disability Research Conference, Goteborg, Sweden, Keynote Address; May

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, Somatechnics Conference, Keynote Address; April

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, “Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality in the Archive” Conference, Keynote Address; April

University of Sydney, Center for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, Sydney, Australia, Invited Lecture; April

2006   

Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands, “Mediated Bodies” Conference, Keynote Address; September 

2004   

The Conservatoire National des arts Metiers, Paris, France, Conference on Fashion and Disability, Keynote Address; November

Selected U.S. Keynotes and Lectures (Since 2012)

2015   

Distinguished Lecture, Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO; December (scheduled)

“Choosing Disability Workshop,” Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania, Invited Lecture; November (scheduled)

Leslie Humanities Center, Dartmouth University, Invited Lecture; October (scheduled)

“Habitable Worlds,” Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Invited Lecture; September (scheduled)

2014   

 “The Aesthetic Imprint of Disability,” Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, Invited Lecture; December

“Habitable Worlds: Disability, Technology, and Eugenics,” University of Oregon Disability Studies Forum, Portland, OR, Keynote Speaker; October                                       

“Why I Am a Bioconservative,” Health Humanities and Disability Studies Lecture, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Invited Lecture; October

“Critical Disability Studies,” Health Humanities and Disability Studies Lecture, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, Invited Lecture; October

“Gender and Disability in Visual Culture,” Inaugural Disability Studies Speaker, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Invited Lecture; September

 “What We Gain from Disability,” WGST's Inaugural Gender and Social Change Lecture, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, Invited Lecture; April

“Gender and Disability in Visual Culture,” Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Speaker Series, University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, SC, Invited Lecture; March

“What We Gain from Disability,” Disability Studies Symposium, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Keynote Address; February

2013   

"The Consequences of Misremembering Eugenics," "Future Past: Disability, Eugenics, and Brave
New Worlds" Conference, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; Invited Lecture; November

"Why Disability? Or Who Should or Should Not Inhabit the World?" "Disability Matters" Lecture Series, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Invited Lecture; November

"Disability Gain," American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Atlanta, GA, Keynote Address; October

"Critical Disability Studies," Arkansas State University, Joneboro, AR, Greenfield Lecture Series; October

"Learning Something New," Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Convocation Address; August

“Building a World with Disability in It,” “VariAbilities: A Conference on the History and Representation of the Body in its Diversity,” Atlanta, GA, Keynote Address; July

The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY, Invited Lecture; May

“Disability Studies: Access, Inclusion, Diversity,” DISABILITY: Access, Community, Knowledge" Symposium, Connecticut College, New London, CT, Invited Lecture; April

“Out and About in Spheres of Learning: How Disability Integration Transforms Public Spaces,” University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Diversity Summit, Colorado Spring, CO,       

“Gender and Disability,” University of Colorado, Denver, CO, Invited Lecture; April

“Disability Stories,” Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, Women's and Gender Studies Visiting Distinguished Lecture; March

“Crippled Saints” Presidential Forum “Avenues of Access” Presentation, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA; January

2012   

“Picturing People with Disabilities,” Greater Women’s Studies Consortium Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA; November

“Reframing Disability,” Greater Women’s Studies Consortium Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; November

“The Case for Conserving Disability,” Greater Women’s Studies Consortium Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Haverford College, Philadelphia, PA; November

“Extraordinary Bodies: Images of Disability in Art and Popular Culture,” Greater Women’s Studies Consortium Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA; 

“Building a World with Disability in It,” Greater Women’s Studies Consortium Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Ursinus College, Philadelphia, PA; November

Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) Symposium on Disability and Technology, Keynote Address; April

CUNY Graduate Center English Student Association, Conference on “Cripples, Idiots, Lepers, and Freaks: Extraordinary Bodies/Extraordinary Minds,” Keynote Address; March

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, Invited Lecture; February

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, Invited Speaker; February 

Smith College, Northampton, MA, Invited Lecture; February

Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study Fellows’ Presentation Series, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; February